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Happy 4th of July, we need to remember why we celebrate it.

We need to put the Independence back into Independence Day.  We have many problems.  I don’t feel either free or represented at any level of government any more.  The core responsibilities of government are not being met by our government, … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

To all my friends and relatives north of the border, Happy Canada Day!  Enjoy the holiday.

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That’s A Plenty

I can’t remember if I first heard this when I went to the Circus in Duluth when I was a real small guy.  Or, if it was on the Ed Sullivan Television Show when I was older and living in … Continue reading

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Armageddon Today—Asteroid 1999 FN53—NOT!

Oh boy!  Today was going to be it.  It’s all over, a Maki and the Bolide event.   So said the UK Express with all caps 48 HOURS and MASS EXTINCTION on Tuesday.  What is missing is the word “might.”  … Continue reading

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Calbuco volcano erupts in Southern Chile

Photo credit:  Phillip Oyarzo Calisto via earthsky,org The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted on Wednesday, sending huge clouds of gases, ash, and debris throughout southern Chile and as far away as Argentina.  Lava flowed from the volcano as well.  … Continue reading

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Walter Gabrielson (1935-2008)

  This year, my cousin Walter Gabrielson would have been 80 years old.  As I mentioned earlier, I came late in the lives of my mother’s side of the family.  He was 14 years older then me.  He grew up … Continue reading

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Lillian Gabrielson Rollo (3-22-1908-10-6-1996)

Today would have been my mother’s 107th Birthday.  She was 40 years old when she became pregnant with me. She was old enough to be the mother of my friends’ mothers when I was growing up.  But she was always … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Here’s a happy song for Valentine’s Day,  Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight.  I must say in all my years of listening to old time music, I never heard of this song before this week.  So here is Bernie … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in Connecticut

Nine days ago, a 3.3 Richter scale magnitude Earthquake struck Eastern Connecticut near the town of Wauregan and near the Rhode Island border early in the morning.    I’m sure this came as quite a shock to people there.  I … Continue reading

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In memory of Richard M. Rollo, Sr. 1-14-1912 – 11-30-98

Today would have been my father’s 103 Birthday. Part of his life ran parallel to the story in the Catrobat.  In his memory, here is a song by Judy Garland he often whistled when he was working…at least the first … Continue reading

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