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An AM Rrrrrradio, Oh-Oh

Vintage GE P-647B portable AM radio. This is a pre-solid state tube model and it still works well.   Once upon a time it would have been great for receiving broadcasts from the… 48 more words

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A Vanishing Breed of Writer

I feel like part of the vanishing breed that thinks a writer should be read and not heard, let alone seen. I think this is because there seems so often today to be a tendency to put the person in the place of his or her work, to turn the creative artist into a performing one, to find what a writer says about writing somehow more valid, or more real, than the writing itself.

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The Third Man: Still a Classic ... A Must Read!

It reads as well as it had thirty odd years ago. The film has moved through the decades as well…perhaps it is because elements of Noir speak to the literary and cinematic imagination. 115 more words


Battle of Mons and the Great Retreat August 1914

One hundred years ago, on this day, the British forces defended against the German army at Mons. I will be discussing the army sizes, the plans, the heroic actions taken by two machine gunners of the British army, asking the question who won Mons?, as well as discussing the Great Retreat and the aftermath. 1,431 more words

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Verdun - John Mosier

The Lost History of the most important battle of World War i, 1914-1918

John Mosier is one of the group of ‘revisionist’ historians who have collectively helped fill in the gaps that are created by the standard line of historiography that has dominated the field for as long as I have been reading about it.   466 more words


THE MODERN HOUSE I: Richard Meier's Douglas House


Architects: Richard Meier Associates

Year: 1971-73

Location: Harbor Springs, MI

Clients: Jim & Jean Douglas, owners Douglas Trucking, Grand Rapids MI… 73 more words

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Galactic Pot Healer: One of PKD's Bleakest Works

Readers of Galactic Pot Healer should be certain they are either in a very good place in their lives or emotional robots. The reason for this suggestion is GPH is by far the bleakest of PKD’s books/stories. 293 more words