Author Archives: wroughtthoughts

Toronto’s Music Man

      The death of George Jonescu on November 17, 2018 at the age of 84 leaves a void on the airwaves that will be impossible to fill. In addition to playing recordings principally from the 1930-1960 period as longtime host … Continue reading

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Cash for Flash or Trash?

Auction results suggest that it isn’t just at the box office that superheroes and heroines dominate popular culture today. The trend of grading individual coins and having them encapsulated by a certified grading service is now common with comic books, … Continue reading

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Let the Inside Out

      November is typically the month when people put their warm weather clothing away for the winter, replacing them with flannel shirts, woolen sweaters, and down-filled jackets. During the changing of the guard against the elements this year, I hope … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a House Near You

This Halloween, instead of sending children out looking like the other comic book characters or superheroes, parents should be inventive by creating simple costumes that harken back to film terrors of the last century. By just wrapping some real or … Continue reading

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Exotic Tastes

Among the culinary delights featured in the October/November National Geographic Traveler that seem most appealing are macaroons in Scottsdale, gumbo way down yonder in New Orleans, and lomito in Santiago. The buffet displayed of the Night Market in Luang Prabang … Continue reading

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Questions to Ponder 8

It has been a long time since I last posted an installment of this feature so here are some more thoughts that seem to float to the surface in the middle of the night: If singer Shirley Ellis ever was … Continue reading

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Two for the Money

At this time of the year as Americans and Canadians pause to recognize the contributions of working people, I recall a line spoken in the second act of Macbeth:  “The labor we delight in physics pain,” which in turn reminds … Continue reading

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