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The Life of a Lazy Bum

Here’s a topic to which many scriveners can relate. Is it still a no-no to end a sentence with a preposition? According to Merriam-Webster, no, it’s not. So, perhaps the thesis sentence for this essay should read, “Here’s a topic … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Political Philosophies

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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Death Averted By An Angel: The Conclusion

We stood on line to get inside Radio City Music Hall, where the grownups purchased our tickets at the next available booth for the afternoon’s feature presentation. The movie was called Song Without End, and the stage show featured the … 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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Basking at Beaubourg

Just ahead, the Pompidou Center stood out like a twentieth-century spaceship amongst the typical medieval architecture seen throughout the fourth arrondissement. Notre Dame Cathedral was in the neighborhood: the old church sported a twelfth-century Gothic design, yet it was completed … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Weekend Tribute – 1996 Through 2014

The following began in 1996 as a special feature on a now-defunct Web site, to honor our war dead on Memorial Day. Updates followed annually with only a few editions omitted. The series has been recompiled and presented here while … Continue reading

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