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Heartwarming Story
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      22 comments

The Black Telephone When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the Wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach ... Read more
Hitchhiker Raccoon!
Sunday, February 19, 2017      28 comments

From the Arlington Patch (February 17, 2017) ARLINGTON, VA — Raccoons are having a rough go of it in the region lately. First a raccoon got stuck in a Reston bird feeder, then another one was rescued from a drain at Wakefield High School, a... Read more
IRONY...explained in pictures
Thursday, January 12, 2017      36 comments

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Thursday, September 22, 2016      38 comments

Happy Autumn! For me, it means that time has come to take my annual trip to Lake Superior. So, good bye my friends, and see you when I get back in mid-October! ... Read more
Are you feeling stressed?
Saturday, July 30, 2016      24 comments

/41225777 Here is a beautiful, calming and peaceful video to watch in lieu of all the unsettling chaos in the media of late. (6:45)... Read more
Nice, July 14th 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016      11 comments

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Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution
Thursday, July 14, 2016      12 comments

When thousands of Parisians stormed the Bastille prison on this day in 1789, an event celebrated as the start of the decade-long French Revolution, at least one observer had personal experience in helping start his own country’s revolution. A... Read more
"Bastille" Day
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      19 comments

Bastille Day, or French Independence Day (similar to the American Independence Day) celebrates a day that has impacted all of us, whether of French heritage or not. Briefly, Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th. In France, this day is never c... Read more
More Smiles
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      46 comments

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45 Lessons Life Taught Me
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      34 comments

Written by Regina Brett of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written." 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. ... Read more
Saturday, March 26, 2016      29 comments

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Life is great!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      18 comments

I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50-60 years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I have my own pad. I don’t have a curfew. I have a dr... Read more
Händel's Messiah Hallelujah Chorus (2 renditions)
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      13 comments

1. MoTab (Mormon Tabernacle Choir, version 2016) www.huffingtonpost.com/e
n§ion=us_religion 2. Silent Monks ww... Read more
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      19 comments

Most of you already know that I am a linguist. And I am French. So of course the following delighted me... ONLY THE ENGLISH COULD HAVE INVENTED THIS LANGUAGE We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes, But the plural of ox be... Read more
Retirement (Priceless!)
Monday, February 01, 2016      26 comments

GRANDPARENTS After Winter vacation, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent it away from school. One child wrote the following: We always used to spend it with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big bric... Read more

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