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Tempus Fugits

There was a famous inscription on an ancient sundial that read “I mark the passage of time: do you?”. I got a reminder of passage of time one day last week when we were in St Augustine, Florida. We had … Continue reading

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Drove my Chevy to the levy, but the price was too high

My first car was a (very) used 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air with the small block V8. I paid $150 for it and fixed it up a bit. A couple of years later, it developed the Mother of all Oil Leaks … Continue reading

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Going to prison for entertainment

Mysteries at the Museum is a series on The Travel Channel that travels to various museums and tells the story behind one of the artifacts; the more bizarre and mysterious, the better. Now in its fourth season, Mysteries decided to … Continue reading

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one: An Irish-American naval officer, an Austrian emperor, a Belgian empress, and a Zapotec Indian walk into the Presidential Palace in Mexico City….

    I’ve always¬†thought that truth is stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense and truth doesn’t. While the United States was embroiled in our Civil War in the 1860s, France and several other European states invaded Mexico, … Continue reading

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