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Montana Blue and the Mountain Boys

Montague Michaels began life on the edge of Boston Bay. As soon as he could walk, he was helping his father catch crabs at the water's edge to sell to the fine restaurants along the harbor. When his father bought a fishing boat, young Monty would help throw out the lobster traps, then haul them… Continue reading Montana Blue and the Mountain Boys

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Coloring Club Plus — 8/31/19

Today's coloring took me two sessions. Whew! As you can see, the theme besides the owl is guitars. See how many guitars you can find here. OK, on with The Beatles! You'll be seeing them for awhile as I have gathered the rest of their discography. Yes!  Looking at the track listing, it appears I… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 8/31/19

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenges.  Reena asks us to write to this short sentence: Public figures make us hate their enemies. I decided to deconstruct the sentence and took each word and gave it a working definition: Public = Out in the open figures = icons make = coerce us = a… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

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Charley the Woodcarver

image link Charley was a wood carver who had learned the trade from his Great Uncle Horatio, aka “Uncle Ray”, a grand adventurer who rejected the comfort of a privileged lifestyle of inherited wealth and who instead chose to globe-trot well into his 80s. Charley was able to spend each January with Uncle Ray, who… Continue reading Charley the Woodcarver

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Coloring Club Plus — 8/30/19

With the Beatles is the second studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on November 22, 1963 (the same day when the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX), on Parlophone, exactly eight months after the band's debut Please Please Me. The album… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 8/30/19

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Salsa Mexicana Cocida

I decided to try one of Irene's delicious recipes.  Irene's blog is My Slice of Mexico.  The recipe I chose to make is Salsa Mexicana Cocida.  I had about a dozen ripened and ripening tomatoes from the two plants that are off-the-charts prolific with large flavorful fruit.  (The other plants I started from seed from… Continue reading Salsa Mexicana Cocida

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The Silver Vortex

Remy and I met in a rare book store on Monopoly Boulevard in Boston. Not only did we have an interest in rare books in common, but we loved finding obscure historical places to explore that we'd found in them. In a 15th century tome, the Romana Obscura (RO), we were able to acquire for… Continue reading The Silver Vortex

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Randy Rainbow Rides Again

Fandango shared another rousing episode of Randy Rainbow’s incisive political satire. Randy nails Cheeto to the wall with his Song Parody of Jesus Christ Superstar selections.

This, That, and The Other

Here’s Randy Rainbow’s latest musical skewer of “The Chosen One.” An instant classic.

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Coloring Club Plus — 8/29/19

Today's coloring is dedicated to The Beatles.  The 4 froggies represent the Fab Four. I remember when this album came to my house and even as a 5 year-old, I was playing the vinyl off of it. I would sit there on the floor and pore over the jacket. I loved the album as a… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 8/29/19