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Bob Dylan & Harper Lee: Forever Young

One usually doesn’t include Bob Dylan and Harper Lee in the same sentence. This week, however, the two icons made news, capturing the attention of fans and pundits. First, Dylan, 73, released his latest album, Shadows in the Night,  a collection … Continue reading

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Thank You, Carl Djerassi: Birth Control Pill Chemist

When I read the obituary of Carl Djerassi,  a chemist and writer who died this week at age 91, a series of “what ifs” came into my head. What if he and his parents hadn’t escaped the Nazis? What if … Continue reading

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My 300th Post: 2013 Highlights

I’m still adjusting to the idea that the year begins in January and ends in December. After being either in the classroom as a teacher, or having kids in school, it seemed for the longest time the year began in … Continue reading

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Big Fish: Big Show! Dream Bigger!

A mermaid, a witch, a giant.  Dancing elephants and a human cannonball. The stuff of fantasy tales.  A traveling salesman from a small town in Alabama who tells his son crazy stories. The son who doesn’t know what’s real or … Continue reading

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Help Send Lesley Carter ‘Round the World!

Nothing will stop adventure seeker and blogger Lesley Carter.  I’m not sure how we first connected in the blogosphere but I have been an avid armchair traveling companion ever since.  Now she’s entered in a contest and has asked her … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: The Buffalo Soldiers

The last  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to New Mexico where he honored the Buffalo Soldiers.  From Ch. 19:  Retracing the Steps of the Buffalo Soldiers Using the … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: The US Deputy Marshals

This week’s  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to Arkansas where he remembered the black US Deputy Marshals.  From Ch. 13: Imagining Bass Reeve After crossing the Mississippi into … Continue reading

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