Archives in Category: Special Events

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O’Reilly

It wasn’t his political opinions or his bravado that brought him down.  Heck, it wasn’t even the complaints about and pay-offs for harassment.  It was money, plain and simple.

When approximately fifty advertisers pulled their support for his program, Bill

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I Went to Boston

One week ago today I flew to Boston to meet my sons, Kevin and Keith, and Lonna, Kevin’s girlfriend. And although it was Easter Weekend, that wasn’t the reason for our gathering.

Kevin had qualified for the 121st running of

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This Day in History

Every day of the year probably has significance attached to it sometime in the world’s history. But if you’re interested in what happened on April 13, here are some examples.

In 837 A.D., there was the best view of Hailey’s

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Boston

A week from today I fly to Boston to meet my sons. One is running in the Boston Marathon the day after Easter, and the other – like me – is coming for moral support. We’ve done this before.

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Cubs Lose

The Chicago Cubs opened the 2017 season on the road last night and lost to their nemesis, the St. Louis Cardinals.  The score was 4-3. Last year, they opened their World Series winning season by beating the Los Angeles Angels

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Tenth Man

It’s been two days since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series after a 108 year drought. Chicago is going crazy, although in a good way; and today the parade winds through the city.

I’ve pondered what I could add

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Too Much Time

Two months from yesterday is Christmas; a week after is New Year’s. Are you ready? No, neither am I. And four weeks from tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I’m not ready for that either. In fact, I’m not even ready for Halloween.

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Believe

It’s the day after the Chicago Cubs clinched the National League Championship. They are now on the way to their first World Series in over seventy years.  Let it be noted that they lost that one.  In fact, the Cubs

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Baseball in October

Last night, I watched the first game of many in the race for this year’s World Series. Not only are the Chicago Cubs in contention, but the team has a fighting chance to win its first World Series in over

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9/11

I’m doing my best to avoid television reruns of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center buildings.  I don’t want to watch the films another time as they’re already seared in my consciousness.  I understand that this is a

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