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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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Doth Thou Think I Protest Too Much: Delving Deeply into Poetry

Shirley Anne’s introduction of Dr. John Cooper Clarke on a previous rant inspired me to dabble with a little bit of poetry as well. Based on a few tweets made on Twitter earlier today, the following is my first literary … Continue reading

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Oh, No, Mr. Hands!

The holidays are over with and forgotten—that is until now by bringing them up again—so it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie until Thanksgiving yet to come; although, we’ll start hearing about them certainly in October, or even September. Each … 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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Prehistoric Archaeology: A Chronicle of Nice and a Bit of Art History

Terra Amata Côte d’Azur, the region surrounding Nice, France, is considered figuratively by historians as being a paleontological primordial soup, once containing the basic ingredients for the conception of prehistoric human ancestry; deemed to be among the first human-spawning grounds … 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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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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