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Land of Hope and Glory

In May, 1994, I convinced the British TV show I was working for, Passengers, a production of Rapido TV, to send me to California and profile the USA World Cup...
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Vuvuzuela Fever

Well it’s Father’s Day, and what better day to be proud of my sons. Anyone knows 14-yr old Campbell, they’ll know he’s a born artist and a natural comic. When...
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Phoenicia Is Phriving (Continued)

I’m not the only one to have noted that Phoenicia is Thriving. The Woodstock Times ran a lead story this week on the positively happening nature of it westward neighbor,...
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Americans’ Tolerance for World Cup Soccer: High?

The graph I posted Friday, in the previous post, courtesy of my son Campbell and his Internet hunting, was humorous. It may be true of a percentage of the population....
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Americans’ Tolerance for World Cup Soccer: Low?

There’s been an absence of proper posts of late, for which I somewhat apologize. I’m busy editing a larger piece of work, the World Cup takes up every spare moment,...
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Punch this!

Another ad scanned in from the May 1939 copy of Punch magazine I recently acquired. You’d be amazed – or perhaps not – by just how many ads in the...
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I Witness: Phoenicia is Phriving

Mama’s Boy, a new cafe and market has just opened in the space behind the former Phoenicia Hotel, which burned down a couple of years ago. Mama’s Boy allows for...
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Zaire 74 to South Africa 10

Anyone who has read my web site long enough knows I believe that “everything’s connected.” And often, those connections unfold in ways we haven’t anticipated but rightfully welcome. For example…...
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