Category Archives: cultural highlights

Something About License Plates

When was the last time you or your family played the license plate game?  I probably last played it just before I got my driving permit because the license plate game is rather distracting. There are several variations of how … Continue reading

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Sky Awareness

The sky is everpresent.  The sky is the part of our world that can be breathtakingly beautiful and at times, very frightening.  We would not exist without the sky.  Most of us only usually take notice of the sky when … Continue reading

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World Book Day Meanderings

The public library is one of the best places to spend an hour or so each weekend.  I’m glad many parents feel the same way. More often, entire families are queued in the check-out line with their hands carrying books. As … Continue reading

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Born A Crime (Review)

If you’re searching for a merely funny, escapist book, Born A Crime isn’t it. However, if you’re looking for a great book, Trevor Noah’s tome is exactly what you should read. The first time I spotted Born A Crime I overlooked the … Continue reading

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Some Magazine Ads From 1959

I’ve been carefully culling the mildewed, and spoiled contents of the black steamer trunk that was stored in the basement of an old house dad owned. Some of the vintage newspapers and magazines are so contaminated that I’ve had to … Continue reading

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This Is International Twit Award Month

Someone on Facebook asked, “What is a pregnant goldfish called?”  It’s one of those questions that puts you off guard for a moment.  I scrolled down to read the comments. One of them said, “A pregnant goldfish is called a … Continue reading

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Laundromat Misery

Strip the bedsheets, get the towels, gather the dirty clothes baskets, grab the detergent and dryer sheets, shove them in the car and drive to the laundromat. After returning home, put away the fresh laundry and iron the few items … Continue reading

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