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TO YOU, MY FRIEND, FOR AULD LANG SYNE

 This is New Year ’s Eve and around the world people will stand together at the stroke of midnight and sing a melancholy song that, on the surface, makes absolutely no sense—Auld Lang Syne. The title, Auld Lang Syne, literally means “old long since” or, “long, long ago”. Therefore, the first line of the song

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A STAR FOR THE AGES

Dear Friends: Here is my Christmas card to you. Thank you for your support and comments. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. A STAR FOR THE AGES  “Oh, little town of Bethlehem… Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by, Yet in thy dark streets shineth

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WHY DO WOMEN WEAR WHAT THEY WEAR?

It is 8:45 on a Saturday night. I rush into the grocery store when I see her—a tall, lean, beautiful blond. This is my second trip to the store for the day. I forgot a few necessities such as cereal and milk for tomorrow morning and a jug of my favorite red wine for a

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MY CALENDAR COLORING BOOK: December White

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas is one of the most loved seasonal songs of all time. It is also the inspiration for this month’s coloring book. My granddaughter, Allison, suggested I color December white and I’m sure she was dreaming of several snow days off from school when she said it. A white Christmas

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I MISS THE FRONT PORCH SOCIETY

My niece called last night very upset. She had taken a break in her hectic holiday preparations to spend the day devoted to her neighbors. Her thanks for all her efforts was a simple “thank you” and the door slammed in her face. Neighbors on both sides of her had had babies within the last

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WIKILEAKS: YOU CAN’T SHOUT FIRE IN A CROWDED THEATRE

When I was a freshman journalism student in college I couldn’t wait to run around campus digging up fantastic and shocking news stories. I was going to set the world on fire and be the youngest Nobel Award winner on record. But in the immortal words of Lee Corso from College Game Day, “Not so

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WikiLeaks issue follows Clinton on 4-nation tour

WikiLeaks issue follows Clinton on 4-nation tour.

 
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THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS:

From five kernels of corn to gobble till you wobble  Today’s Thanksgiving celebration is marked by over abundance of food and over eating at a table surrounded by family and friends, much like the first Thanksgiving observed by the Pilgrims. The first celebration had tables groaning under the weight of abundant food but instead of

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MY CALENDAY COLORING BOOK

BRONZED NOVEMBER To have something bronzed means to preserve it by dipping it in a mixture of tin and copper. Bronze is also a color defined as yellowish brown or reddish brown to olive. All of these definitions describe November; therefore I will color this month in my imaginary coloring book bronze. The last remnants

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LIFE IN PONDVILLE:

MYSTERIOUS BEE HIVE COLONY COLLAPSE IS EXPLAINED  The fun of having a blog is that I can express myself freely. No committee to choose the topic or editor peering over my shoulder, I can say anything I want without being told what to write or how to write it. So, here it goes… I write

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