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The thrill of the unexpected – March Madness

The March Madness of 2014 has been the extreme parity of the field of teams.  At the start,  many were talking about how many teams had a real shot this year,  unlike previous years when the “favorites” being talked about were limited to about 5 teams.  Not this year.  And the championship game coming up [&hellip

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Beatles Mania Revisited

The 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show probably drew a very large Boomer and Senior audience.  I  was young when that happened (8 yrs. old),  but I remember liking “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You”.  I was starting high school when they were finishing their group’s big [&hellip

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What’s Your Favorite Christmas Movie?

Recently our family watched via Amazon (Free with Prime)  a movie from 25 years ago that became one of my favorite renditions of the Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol”.  It was “An American Christmas Carol” starring Henry Winkler (and a few other 70′s stars) and was set in Depression era America.  I think it was [&hellip

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Our generation remembers: November 22, 1963

I recall, as a young second-grader, not believing a classmate when they told me that the news had just said that the President was dead. When I got home a couple of hours later, my Mom confirmed it. The CBS News had broken in on “As the World Turns” which she faithfully watched over lunch [&hellip

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History for 1963: The Dream, 50 years later

August 28 this year (now less than two weeks away), the 50th anniversary takes place of what is now widely held to be a signature American moment: Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, DC. FIFTY? Really? My first reaction to all the 25, 30, 40, and now 50th anniversary of this [&hellip

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