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This old photo looking north on downtown Taylor Street from Union Wharf is obviously before my time. It has lost a bit of detail through copying along the way, but major landmarks remain … more
I LOVE THAT CHILD as if she were my own; I mean Greta, of course. I’ve also trashed and restarted this blog in an effort to keep pace with developing news. However, it all eventually comes out, … more
“The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons” is from the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson (“Conduct of Life: a Philosophical Reading”), who apparently … more
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I’d like to be 16 again, to have a purpose and direction, something uncommon for one so young during that bit of time allotted my friends and I by the fates. I’d like to walk down the … more
My latest hero is 74 years younger than I, so I can only speculate what she may accomplish for humankind by the time she reaches my age—providing the world is still viable then. And that will … more
I don’t have a lot to say about this historic postcard photo, although the notes on the back of the card—by some individual for whom historians should be thankful—provide a little … more
I was going to write more specially about Donald’s megalomania but that’s not going away, and he’ll just have to stand by idling on that front—as an all-around massive pain in … more
E-bikes are powered by both pedals and small battery-powered motors. Under a new Trump administration order they are being classified as non-motorized bikes. They now will be allowed on all trails … more
IF DONALD TRUMP HAD HAD HIS WAY, five innocent men alive today would have been put to death as children 30 years ago. And that doesn’t seem to bother him. They are black and HIspanic, after … more
SO WHAT WILL THE SCAM BE FOR 2020? The losers in this current shell game (besides conned taxpayers in general) are would-have-been construction wage-earners most everywhere throughout the country and … more
In golf terminology, a “bad lie” would be like having your ball in deep rough behind a gooseberry bush 160 yards from the green. With addicted golfer Donald Trump, “bad lie” … more
Sure, I’m able to say something good about Republican President Ronald Reagan. In fact, I’m pretty sure I voted for him—at least the first time around. I did the same for his … more
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