Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rockwell and the holidays

Some would say that I am a bit obsessed with the Christmas holidays. And? The holidays are fast approaching — I know because Target Christmas ads are now on TV. This is why I was especially excited to visit the … Continue reading

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Ahoy Matey!

Last night during dinner with our friends in Boston we were rudely interrupted by the blast of a mighty loud and deeply prof undo sound. Susan yelled out “its the Queen Mary 2, I forgot she was in town, quick … Continue reading

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Tragic, heroic, enthralling….Gettysburg

The American Civil War was truly a war to end all wars. North vs. South, town against town, literally brother against brother! After two years of maneuvering and fighting neither side could claim true momentum. The South could not afford … Continue reading

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Pater Familias

My heart was racing as if I were still a school boy. It’s hard to imagine while driving through a typical suburban subdivision and then suddenly there’s the sign — Mt Vernon is 1 mile ahead!! My mind conjures a … Continue reading

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Americana at its finest!

There is a village nestled in a Berkshire valley in western Massachusetts that has the distinction of being the home of the Norman Rockwell Museum–the museum is a repository for all things Rockwell. The museum collection includes all of Rockwell’s … Continue reading

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Nature, history and a whole lot more!

There is nothing quite like visiting a national park. The sites are typically full of natural wonders, incredible human interest stories and tales of a storied past and present. Shenandoah National Park was all of these things. Being autumn and … Continue reading

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Nature, history and a whole lot more!

There is nothing quite like visiting a national park. The sites are typically full of natural wonders, incredible human interest stories and tales of a storied past and present. Shenandoah National Park was all of these things. Being autumn and … Continue reading

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Memories are to be cherished?

It’s late on Friday night and I am preparing this blog entry while watching a baseball game in a motel in Luray, VA — just a few miles outside the Shenandoah National Park. Suddenly, the town’s civil defense sirens began … Continue reading

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The Garden of Eden

Have you ever wondered if heaven could be found on earth? Is this heaven we search for a place of perfection or simply a momentary oasis? Each of us searches for places of perfect solitude and tranquility where we can … Continue reading

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The march to the sea!

Just like Sherman before us–that would be Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman if you please–who helped the Union win the Civil War–we chose to conquer Georgia (figuratively speaking of course) by moving from the great commercial mecca of Atlanta to genteel … Continue reading

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