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Here's an interesting conversation starter: If you could have dinner with any three people, living or not, who would they be? What would you serve them for dinner? And, most importantly, what would … more
Back in 1975, my Grandpa Kohler decided to buy my sisters and me sewing machines. We each got a Kenmore Model 1947 from Sears, complete with fancy zigzag stitches and buttonhole attachments. Made … more
During these long days of Covid one of the things that I have enjoyed most is walking my dogs. I often get to see my neighbors and have a brief chat. But often I see no one, and I find these long … more
Latin's a dead language/As dead as it could be. /It killed off all the Romans,/ and now it's killing me. Those of you who took Latin in high school or college have no doubt heard the poem above. … more
We seem to be witnessing a new national appreciation for poetry since the marvelous Amanda Gorman has shared her work with us all at the Inauguration and at the Super Bowl. Ms. Gorman, a graduate … more
“No one joins a cult,” said Mark Vicente, documentary filmmaker and former member of Nxivm, a cult based in Albany, NY. Vicente made this comment in “The Vow”, the nine-part HBO documentary … more
The Great British Baking Show on Netflix has become a favorite of my granddaughter and daughter. Most evenings, they enjoy watching an episode as the extremely skilled amateur bakers from the United … more
January 20 was a good day for the United States of America. Wait, let me revise that. It was a great day for America. In a head-spinning fortnight, we went from having deluded, deranged domestic … more
So here we are, America. Donald J. Trump, described by his niece Mary as “the world's most dangerous man”, has proven her correct. He brought our democracy to the place where his faithful … more
“Seditious Conspiracy: If two or more persons in any State or Territory… conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, … more
In early December, I ordered custom holiday cards and booklets for friends. I used Shutterfly, a website I have happily used to make family calendars, books, and gifts through the years. On … more
At the end of what the ancient Romans would call this “annus horribilis”, there have been some bright spots, albeit few and far between. Here, in no particular order, are a few of the things … more
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