Abe Lincoln in China?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library may be surprised that the man who held together the North and South is admired in the East as he is in the West.

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A musical legacy

Reading Time: 2 minutes A bit of serendipity brought us the opportunity to visit the home of composer Leroy Anderson, now open as a museum in Woodbury, Connecticut.

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NaNoWriMo wrap-up

Reading Time: 2 minutes – ON WRITING -November is a rotten time to be attempting such a feat. It’s a short month, filled with distractions. During the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, for example, people who actually have lives might be living them.

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NaNoWriMo update: Day 21

Reading Time: < 1 minute – ON WRITING – With about two-thirds of the words completed in three-quarters of the time allotted, I’m falling behind pace and it’s time to reassess whether it’s time to drop out of this year’s race. I do have a life to live, after all.

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NaNoWriMo Update: Halfway there

Reading Time: 2 minutes – ON WRITING -My project this year, “He Said, She Said,” is a story of a 40-year friendship between two journalists — he’s a conservative, she’s a liberal. It plays out against four decades of changes in society, politics, technology, the sexual revolution, and the news industry itself.

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