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Look at what the wind blew in

    You never know when change is right around the corner or what will come your way with the wind. In June when we had a brief but severe storm with heavy winds our power was out for nearly 24 hours. Saturday morning we decided to go out for breakfast since we couldn’t fix

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Bottoms Up!

I’m not a big baseball fan but I do love going to the ballpark and enjoying a cold beer and a hot dog on a warm summer evening. Now Huntington Park has a new way of pouring beer—from the bottom up. Who would believe there was a need to invent a new way of pouring

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The Gods of Football–Part II

My recent post ,Where do Penn State and the NCAA go from here?, stirred up a lot of controversy. My concern over this whole debacle, besides the obvious of molested children, is the fact that it continued because of the elevated stature of football on campus. Penn State is not the only university to hold

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The Second Child

Below is a reblog of a post titled The Second Child by Rick Lakin posted by permission of the author. There has been a lot in the news lately about the Jerry Sandusky trial and the Freeh Report, which was an attempt by Penn State to understand how this tragedy happened, but The Second Child

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Where do Penn State and the NCAA go from here?

We haven’t heard the end of the story about Jerry Sandusky and Penn State Football, the worst scandal to ever hit sports. The fallout will continue for years to come and the only redeeming factor will be if we as a society learn from this fiasco. The Freeh Report came out last week which strongly

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Helen Reddy and the cabbie from hell

We decide to hail a cab for Ms. Reddy. We crawl into a cab with a driver who barely speaks English and tell him we want the hotel that is nearest the airport. At this he shouts something, jumps out of the cab, and runs down the middle of the street waving his hands in the air.

 
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John Philip Sousa and The Stars and Stripes Forever

Perhaps nothing expresses patriotism more than a parade—an Independence Day parade to be more specific. Old Glory and its honor guard lead the parade with the stars and stripes fluttering in the breeze. Following the flag is a band most likely playing The Stars and Stripes Forever. The Stars and Stripes Forever is not only

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American IQ: Questions from U.S. citizenship test challenge your patriotic acumen | The Columbus Dispatch

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? Here are a few questions from Joe Blundo’s column testing your American IQ. Click on the link below   American IQ: Questions from U.S. citizenship test challenge your patriotic acumen | The Columbus Dispatch.

 
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© © Copyright 2012 Sheila Dobbie, Gahanna, Ohio
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