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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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Independence Day and the Silver Screen

With the National Holiday taking place today and over the weekend, I’d be interested in knowing some of your favorite movies dealing with the Celebration of ourcountry’s birth in 1776. That is the name of one of my favorites, based on a broadway musical that I “saw” in 1971. I say “saw”, because I was [&hellip

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day each year impacts many American families as people remember the loved ones lost to war.  Some may have had  sons and/or daughters in Iraq or Afghanistan, others may have served in Vietnam, others with parents or grandparents in World War 2.  Regardless of when and where,  this is a shared experience for many [&hellip

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Opening Day

This week marks the start of another Major League Baseball season. It is my 48th, if you count the 1966 season which I joined “in progress” during the summer, at the age of 10. I’ve been to three opening days, all in Cincinnati where I lived at the time. The first was in 1987, at [&hellip

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