Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thoughts Turn To Spring…

     After over three consecutive weeks of rain, sleet, and dismally chilly temperatures, the National Weather Service for the great Lakes Region informed the suffering hordes that this spring was the coldest in 15 years, averaging 8 degrees below the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Bard

     In the non-descript river town in south central England known as Stratford-on-Avon, in the last week of April, 1564, the modern English language was born.  Prior to the event of birth occurring at John Shakespeare’s house at or about … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different…

     President Obama determined today at a press conference to finally release his long form birth certificate, in order to end what he termed the “sideshow”, and declaring, “We do not have time for this silliness. We’ve got better stuff … Continue reading

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He is not here.

          The miracle that is Easter morning will be celebrated by over 2 billion people today in reflection and adoration of the triumph of life over mortality. The power of the messenger resonates with such clarity over the millenia that … Continue reading

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The Makings of the Battle To Come

     There is a large consortium of republican standard bearers developing a year and a half before the 2012 presidential election as evidence continues to mount that the current president is progressively running out of time to adjust the economic … Continue reading

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The Philadelphia Sound is in Trouble

     The below the fold news of the day is in the musical world. The Philadelphia Orchestra, one one of the greatest vehicles in the world for the transmission of organized sound is considering a declaration of bankruptcy. Music performance … Continue reading

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Tactic Ground Zero: Hypocrisy

    This has been an eventful week in the annals of hypocrisy, a storied section of the human library if there ever was one.  We had the passing of the U.S. budgetary resolution to prevent a governmental shutdown with a … Continue reading

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The First Space Man

      Fifty years ago today something new, brave, and wonderful  occurred in the golden fields of Kazakhstan.  Only 58 years after Orville and Wilbur Wright proved man could achieve controlled flight and resist the confining bonds of gravity in their 1903 … Continue reading

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Descent into the Maelstrom

       April 12, 2011, is the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Civil War initiated by an artillery barrage by South Carolina Militia Lieutenant Henry Farley at 4:30 am into the United States  military base at Fort … Continue reading

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Wilmer McLean’s House

     On April 9th, 1965, a crowd developed in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean’s house in Appomattox Court House, Virginia. In no small irony, the final vestiges of the great storm transcontinentally roaring across the American land expanse over four strife … Continue reading

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