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Music History 101

A little trick with Nick: Nick, Nick, bo-bick,Bo-na-na fanna fo fick,Fee fi mo-mick,Nick! That was an excerpt from the song, “The Name Game,” by Shirley Ellis. Do you remember it? Probably not, unless you’re a Baby Boomer, part of the … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year Again!

Here’s hoping you had a great Thanksgiving, for those who celebrated. And for those who didn’t, hopefully you had a wonderful week. My boots blew out this morning while getting laced up. I bought the footwear on Amazon in October … Continue reading

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A Trivia Quiz About the Dark Ages

The above illustration is a painting by Andrea di Bartolo di Bargilla, from around 1450 CE, depicting Petrarch: an Italian scholar who conceived in the 1330s, the idea of a European “Dark Age,” as compared to the light of classical … Continue reading

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Born in the U.S.A.

Memorial Day Weekend has arrived again extra quickly this year, in this blogster’s humble opinion. Seems as if springtime fast-forwarded, like a tape on an old reel-to-reel recorder. Remember those, or even cassette decks and VCRs? Does anyone actually use … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day at a Bald Eagle Festival

Just got back from the Winter Eagle Festival in Cumberland County, N.J. The event took place at the Natural Lands Reserve northwest of Mauriceville, inland from the Delaware Bay. Beautiful marshland stretching far as the eye can see contained trails … Continue reading

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Changes

Things aren’t what they used to be. How many times have we heard that lately? Of course they’re not. Everything changes and so should we, but it’s hard to do. The only thing certain in life is change. Who said … Continue reading

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Redundancy 101

Let’s take a look at redundancy in writing, shall we? One of the main rules formulated for scribing literature was to do so with the least amount of words. The reason was to minimize the cost for printing, which was … Continue reading

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