Author Archives: wroughtthoughts

Taking the Good with the Bad

It must have occurred to other people as it has to me that sometimes in vernacular English good and bad mean the same thing if used in conjunction with a verb associated with pain or something unpleasant. A notable example … Continue reading

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A Little Knowledge

One of the better-known journals in the field of antiques featured an article intended to enlighten consumers about ten things they didn’t know were collectible. Undoubtedly some readers agreed with the title statement while others scoffed and perhaps even declared … Continue reading

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Here, There, and Everywhere

      Those determined individuals who insist on purchasing products made in the United States of America must have to compromise their principles a bit when shopping these days. In the morning they might emerge from a bed covered with a … Continue reading

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Riding High with Mr. Music

  A book that is likely to appeal to readers who enjoy the popular music, motion pictures, and radio shows of the 1940s is Bing Crosby: Swinging on a Star: the War Years, 1940-1946 by Gary Giddins published in October … Continue reading

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A Plucky Guy

One of the most eagerly-awaited periodicals to arrive in the mailboxes of subscribers not only in the Badger State but by history buffs throughout the country is the Wisconsin Magazine of History. A respected publication with articles by noted researchers … Continue reading

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Great As Is

Sometimes it seems that certain objects in antique shops whispering “Buy Me” when we first walk by them get louder when we return for a second look, causing us to heed that inner voice crying “You’ll be sorry if you … Continue reading

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Walk the Squawk

Both guests and staff at the Peabody Hotel certainly follow the admonition evident in the title of Robert McCloskey’s book as they Make Way for Ducklings. A daily ritual at the Memphis hotel takes place when a duck master leads … Continue reading

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