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Serenade for Sarah

The October issue of Old-House Journal proves again that it is the most informative and interesting of the restoration magazines. Eight times a year subscribers are happy to say “How do” to this welcome “How to” periodical. Among the features … Continue reading

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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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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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For Keeps

Readers of Yankee who sometimes wonder why they continue to subscribe to New England’s magazine find the answer in the September/October issue. Certainly no periodical to be found in mailboxes this month offers more cover-to-cover reading enjoyment as this issue. … Continue reading

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Pathetic License

Probably the most provocative image in the April issue of Islands is the one of a Cuban woman chomping on a cigar that could easily pass for the largest kielbasa hanging in a butcher’s window. However, the text below the … Continue reading

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Past Imperfect 4

 More speculations for revisionists to consider:  What if John Dillinger had been tipped off that FBI agents were waiting for him outside and decided to stay inside the Biograph Theater? During the next week’s newsreel would he have said, “Here’s where I … Continue reading

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Questions to Ponder 3

Some more questions that seem to float to the surface in the middle of the night: Is there balm in Gilead? Is it any good for treating sunburn?  Where was Atlas standing when he was holding the world on his … Continue reading

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