Category Archives: History

Learning Something Every Day

I spent much of the day yesterday in tourist-host mode, first accompanying a visiting friend to bathhouse row in Hot Springs, followed by a short stroll along Central Avenue, popping into a few shops and otherwise behaving as a tourist … Continue reading

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Into the Wind

We allow our histories to melt into nothing. We permit memories to dissolve and fade and disappear. I have evidence of such things. Let me explain. The Sandpipers. Do you remember them? They constituted a trio that sang popular folk … Continue reading

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A couple of days ago, I walked through the Border Cantos exhibit at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  By the time we were about to leave the exhibit, I was an emotional wreck. I could not walk out … Continue reading

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A Feast for September 7

Last night, my wife and I had dinner with friends. The woman made feijoada, a Brazilian black bean, pork, and sausage stew her husband had requested. Years ago, he had spent some time in Brazil and discovered his affinity for the stuff. … Continue reading

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