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  • Hammacher Schlemmer part 2 I was only half done making fun of the summer edition of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog last week when my column ended. Here’s a look at some of my other favorite gift choices.WORLD’S SMALLEST UMBRELLA:I’m not sure, but I think a lot of folks got th

    June 27, 2014

  • Civil War had no rival in number of casualties Since we’re in the midst of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy – more commonly known as D-Day – on June 6, 1944 and the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, which lasted from April 1861 to April 1865, it seems time

    June 24, 2014

  • Stories that need repeated and remembered June 6, 1944 was a day everyone alive at the time will never forget. Hundreds of thousands of American, Canadian and English troops along with French, Polish and other European nations sent troops into Festung Europa, as Hitler called it. It was the

    June 24, 2014

  • Speak up, it could save a life You hear about it on a daily basis - drugs. Whether it is marijuana, heroin, pain pills or cocaine, more and more people are becoming hooked on these addictions and the sad thing is that most of the victims are young adults. Another sad thing about d

    June 17, 2014

  • A short history lesson on Rudyard Kipling In one of my occasionally sporadic efforts to disseminate little known but interesting information to you, this week’s column is about an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Most of you are probably familiar with the modern adaptations of

    June 17, 2014

  • On Father's Day, Love Me DO! Last night my family did its annual “special Father’s Day thing.” Every year, my wife starts asking about a week before Father’s Day, “What do you want to DO?” She tries her darnedest to make Father’s Day Sunday different from all the other Sundays o

    June 17, 2014

  • My time in Germany and meeting Elvis I am a veteran and very proud of it. I am a veteran of the Cold War era, between Korea and Vietnam. The draft was still in effect and numerous young men found themselves serving in the Armed Forces, like it or not. I volunteered and where the conscri

    June 13, 2014

  • Why the poet swooned over June So how have you been enjoying your June? Did you love the youngsters crying "school's out"? And their parents simply crying? Are you reveling in June's really long days? Have you been waiting for your loyal dopey columnist to appear all cultured by t

    June 10, 2014

  • This is what deep thoughts get you I recently rediscovered the work of an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who was, without doubt, one of the most brilliant men of his, or any other time. Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston in 1803 and died in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1882 a

    June 10, 2014

  • The creative corner of my childhood The mind of a youngster is a great thing; it can turn an average basketball player into a superstar as time and time again the lone player can count down a shot clock and shoot the game winner at an unguarded basketball hoop. A child in tennis shoes

    June 10, 2014

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