You learn something new everyday … if you’re lucky!   It excites me when I’m on the trail of some information. It happens when I least expect it. Something will peak my interest that may have nothing to do with the main point, but I have to stop everything to investigate it. Friday the Thirteenth,…

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Explorations and Discoveries at the Goad Theatre

  Several years ago, I read Erik Larson’s book, Thunderstruck, which interweaves the stories of two men, Guglielmo Marconi, creator of the wireless, and Hawley Crippen,  England’s most notorious murderer since Jack the Ripper.  Larson’s earlier book, The Devil in the White City, told a similar dual tale, with those involved in creating the first World’s…

25 Apr, 2015

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Mark Twain versus William Shakespeare

These days, few, if any, serious scholars question the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays, but there are some enthusiasts who still cling to the idea that no humble lad from the country could ever soar to the heights of sophisticated knowledge and language displayed in the works of the Bard. This skepticism began to grow in…

1 Apr, 2015

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LITERATURE – THE LIFELINE

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD CANNOT READ — How American high school students learn to loathe literature By Francine Prose (for Harper’s Magazine, September 1999)  http://www.udel.edu/educ/whitson/897s05/files/FProse.pdf I just read the brave and disturbing article named above. It was a rough go for me because it seemed to be criticizing a number of books and authors…

15 Jun, 2014

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THIS COULD BE YOUR LUCKY DAY!

You learn something new everyday … if you’re lucky!   It excites me when I’m on the trail of some information. It happens when I least expect it. Something will peak my interest that may have nothing to do with the main point, but I have to stop everything to investigate it. Friday the Thirteenth,…

13 Jun, 2014

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