Category Archives: America

Moving Dreams

This week’s question: “Have you ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would you consider going?” Oh, yes indeed, I have dreamt! I would not have said that when I was young. I grew up outside of … Continue reading

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Squarely Matching Passwords

“What game show would we be on and how would we do?” is this week’s question. I spent a great deal of time in the 1960s and 70s watching game shows. Those were the Game Show heydays and the airways … Continue reading

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Country AND Western

The title of this post is part of a famous line in the original “Blues Brothers” movie. The brothers and band were faking their way into a gig in a bar and asked what kind of music they played there. … Continue reading

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Holidays

I sincerely hope that every one of our readers in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. It is one day that anyone can, (and nearly everyone does), enjoy. No matter what their background or Creed, I have yet … Continue reading

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When the Real Story Makes You Want to Scream

Disturbing but Fascinating Account of What Really Happened During and After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake By Jeff Salter “No more dynamite!” I felt like screaming, as I read this book. “You’ve already made things horribly worse!” That was among … Continue reading

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Walker Percy’s Thanatos Syndrome

Percy’s Look at a Dystopian Society By Jeff Salter I can’t claim that Walker Percy ever used the term “dystopian” to describe this novel or its prequel, but this pair of novels is what I thought of when we received … Continue reading

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Too Soon Departed

Individuals Who Died Too Young By Jeff Salter An unusual topic this week… and rather sad. We’re contemplating individuals who left us too soon. As I reflected on this, I realized I was thinking about three very different groups of … Continue reading

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