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Return to the Promised Land

  • September 5, 2020

'The Springfield Solution'   So in Plague Year 1, Common Era, on my quarterly duty of filling the trusty Honda's tank, coupled with a rare visit to spending money at the Post Office, and a later trek through the "wilds"…

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How to “Build” a Navy: Steal One

  • August 31, 2020

  The Confederate Attack on Pawnee I will be "speaking" virtually to the Southern Maryland Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Had to postpone the "live" event this spring because of the pandemic. Really looking forward to the session.…

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A Furious Sky: Audrey, Laura, David, Katrina

  • August 31, 2020

From the four choices above, you name the hurricane that fits these sentences. Then you choose whether the sentence came from Eric Jay Dolin's latest work or from Nick Miroff's account in the Washington Post on Aug. 27. Question 1.…

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A Page of Periods & A Tome on Semi-Colons

  • August 28, 2020

My mentor at the Daily Press in Newport News, Bill Hockstedler, jokingly would pass around a sheet full of periods to reporters who believed that every reader needed to be exposed to the joy and complexity of the Latin periodic…

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Always Was an Ocean to Me

  • August 28, 2020

When our parents took us to Lake Michigan, less than 10 miles from where we lived in Chicago, I argued with them time and again that it had to be "an ocean" because I couldn't see the other shore. They…

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Gathering Storm

  • August 26, 2020

Although we pulled off a Saturday evening on the deck -- shrimp, salmon, cheese, and wine on the menu, it was "a close-run thing" or possibly "a damned nice thing." [Please note how we slyly incorporated Winston Churchill's patting himself…

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