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New Brrrrrr-england, it is…

It has, apparently, been something of a slow news week, here in that part of the country known as New Brrrrrr-england. The radio and television, and even the print media (what little of it I ever pay attention to) has been positively abuzz with stories of how cold this winter has been, and of how there’s no end in sight. 1,086 more words

An Appreciation

It's the most wonderful time of the year…

Sing it with me now…
No, not the Christmas song.
Although I don’t doubt that somewhere – somehow – someone is already putting up their Christmas decorations for the coming holiday season – as well as dusting off all those seasonal CD’s that haven’t even had time to get dusty in the first place. 324 more words

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Happy (belated) Birthday, Ansel…

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”

Yesterday was the 113th birthday of Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest American photographer this country has yet seen; and certainly one of the greatest of any country. 164 more words


Let Kanye Be Kanye!

To admire an artist means you are at times forced to defend their non-artistic antics.  To admire Kanye West,  means you’re going to do a lot of defending because for every one memorable musical moment Mr. 988 more words


Happy Birthday!

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. 155 more words

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The King You Didn't Know Is the King You Need To Know

Another Martin Luther King Day has come and gone.  Maybe you observed it by attending a King Day observance or you checked out Selma (which I did, but that’s for another time).  919 more words

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Stuart Scott: Guts. Grace. Cool.

Here’s my personal Stuart Scott story.  I was attending a journalism convention and hustling from one part of the host hotel to another to meet some friends at a party.  821 more words

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