Category Archives: USA

MacKenzie-Childs 2017 Barn Sale

Aura,  New York was alive with visitors from all over the country this weekend. In the       Sunday paper from nearby Syracuse, a woman from California  was interviewed.  The sale began  on Thursday and and ended on  Sunday. … Continue reading

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Notes on Baby Driver… . . . . A Film

David’s turn to choose the film this week  Lots of layers  here.  There is the obvious bank robber story  which is pretty predictable.  Many exciting car chases  that even I liked. The characters have some redeeming qualities in spite of the … Continue reading

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“Megan Leavey” a movie

Here are Meagan and Rex the stars of the the aforementioned film.  Meagan is a brave Marine and Rex her bomb sniffing dog. Rex is big, strong and an alpha dog who at first is too much for Meagan to … Continue reading

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The Intense Last Hours Before D-Day

CHURCHILL, the film Winston Churchill is quite recognizable with his cigar, jowls and hefty frame. He had a central role during World War II as the Prime Minister  of the United Kingdom . His eloquent and inspiring speeches to his … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is. . . . .

This is Ananya Vinay the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.  To be declared the winner, she spelled 35 words correctly in a grueling 12 hour time frame. Ananya is a tenacious competitor tying for the last three bees.   … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story. . . .

This was the  book selection this month for book discussion yesterday. The history of Thomas Jefferson the author of the  Declaration of Independence , president, and father of the University of Virginia was already very familiar to the group. Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Similar Taste

Who would have thought that Renaissance Classical architectural details would be shared by two men so different as President Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia? Grand spaces, much marble and glittery gold with majestic  Corinthian Columns but no domes … Continue reading

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