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The 2016 Addendum to a Twenty-year-old Tradition

Twenty years ago, I wrote a Memorial Day tribute on the Internet that brought me and the reader back to watching the six-o’clock news on TV during the Vietnam era. The daily war-count was delivered nightly as if we were … Continue reading

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Good-bye to a Tried and True Rite of Passage

The beautiful woman in the photograph above has nothing to do with the context of my following entry, but she sure is pleasant to look at, which is how models will be presented next year onward in one of the … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Memoir of Montmartre

Brilliant memories of the wonderful times spent in a delightful, historic city overseas has filled this aperiodic world-traveler’s thoughts recently with too few days of boundless joy, rousing merriment and zestful wanderlust to boot. I’ve been rummaging through a battery … Continue reading

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Ode to Pablo Picasso

The housekeeper awoke us abruptly, entering the room at ten thirty on Friday morning. I didn’t hear any knocking beforehand. The flabbergasted chambermaid stood motionless by the bathroom as she gazed about, looking totally bug-eyed like a Looney Tunes character. … Continue reading

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On My Way to Merry Ole England

Follow @MikeSlickster Tweet The plane had a great tail wind as we flew across the Atlantic Ocean. The aircraft stayed mostly close to land, having flown over the northeast coastal states, through Canada while passing above Nova Scotia and Labrador, … Continue reading

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How Many Bots Are Stalking You?

It was interesting for me to note whenever I post something on the Net, to find at least eight bots are following me around. That became evident as a result of my daily “Today’s Pic” feature on Twitter; for if … Continue reading

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The Audacious Escape from the Piombi

Now that our hero was living a bit more humanely in the Piombe, the clever Casanova masterminded his liberation from the so-called impenetrable jailhouse with the help of a monk who was incarcerated in a cell above him, with whom … Continue reading

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