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Poe Dies, Again

Seven mourners + no sermon=a three-minute funeral. Hard to believe isn’t it that the 1849 death and subsequent burial of Edgar Allan Poe drew such little attention?  Reports say that most friends and followers did not learn of the funeral proceedings until the following day. To rectify this grave injustice and commemorate the bicentennial of […]

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I Spy

Furtively glancing right and left before pulling a plain brown envelope from the hidden pocket of her trench coat, the shadowy figure hesitantly stepped  from the doorway of the burned out and deserted building.  A tall thin man, shrouded entirely in black, sidled from the darkened alley way to her left, accepted the packet and […]

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Bon Apétite

“Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if you’re in a crowd, you’ll always have some clean air to breathe.” And the public does remember the humor and the dynamic personality of the six-foot, two-inch woman named Julia Child. Sadly, the TV chef left us in August 2004, […]

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