It ended badly

30 April, 2008
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On 30 April, 1975, the last troops and refugees were evacuated from Saigon, and the hideous failure known as the Vietnam War officially ended. I was a sophomore in high school. I remember this picture being circulated all over the …

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And they leapt to their feet…

29 April, 2008
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…for the “King of the High Cs.” Last night I was recording some Romantic era stuff for my music history class, and ran across “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s opera, Turandot. Pavarotti. Like Elvis, Madonna and Prince, he’s known worldwide by …

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History of Me, Part II

28 April, 2008
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How about a couple of funny pictures? We were living in Waukegan, Illinois when I started school in 1964. This is my first grade picture. Notice how my mother did my hair to look like hers. She definitely won in …

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Schmenglish III

27 April, 2008
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As many of you know, I think a lot about grammar. Not in a militant way (well, ok maybe a little); rather, I’m just a little picky when it comes to mistakes that are easy to make when speaking and …

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