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A 95th birthday celebration was being held for Betty Renzaglia of Carbondale. Her special birthday was June 22.
This week, we're going on a bit of a time travel adventure. By it's very nature, the newspaper business allows one to experience time travel. You see, we're pretty much in the business of the past. We rely on what has already happened, especially in the weekly newspaper business. I suppose "news"...
Ancient artifacts? Yes, kids, these are genuine videocassette tapes from prehistoric times. Since they are old, they are good.
Father's Day has come and gone. And the day probably came with little, if any fanfare. This is being written on the Friday morning, which would have made it Father's Day eve eve, I think. At the particular time that this masterpiece was being composed, yours truly hadn't really decided what he...
Quite honestly, this has nothing to do with meteors falling from the sky in broad daylight. However, it does have to do with Latin, which is supposed to be a dead language, mainly because everybody who speaks it, at least on a regular basis, mortuus est.* The message was posted on a sign which stands on the grounds of the Anna fire and police station.
That figures. A potential harbinger of the apocalypse appears in the sky, right over our heads, AND I MISSED IT. Of course, maybe you did, too. A fellow traveler on the Journey Through Life paid a visit to my cubicle last Thursday afternoon and asked if I had seen the meteor. I am pretty sure that...
The sweltering heat and humidity of July seem like a distant memory. Or, maybe, a dream of what is yet to come. Whew. That's pretty deep, in a philosopher-wanna-be sort of way. July's heat and humidity came to mind last Friday morning as I was pondering how to fill this space. I glanced up at the...
This week, let's talk, again, about books. Books I've been reading. Books you've been reading. Actually, it might be a bit of a challenge to share what books you've been reading, since this is pretty much a one-way conversation.  That being said, if you have been reading something good, let me know...

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