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Legendary: Doc Watson


My favorite bluegrass musician is Arthel “Doc” Watson. Bluegrass is a form of American roots music that emerged from and was inspired by the music of Appalachia. Its true roots come from the… Continue reading

The Garner Files


I’ve admired James Garner’s work for many years but after reading his autobiography, The Garner Files, my admiration of and respect for him have grown tremendously. He is truly a “good man”: a… Continue reading

Open Wheel Racing


Spring means the beginning of the amateur auto racing season. My husband Harry races in open wheel/open cockpit Formula Vee in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). I am his crew chief.… Continue reading



I have a passion for knitting. I get great satisfaction in creating something from nothing.  With a pair of needles and a piece of yarn, suddenly a beautiful piece is created! I learned… Continue reading

Downeast Maine


With its rugged rocky coast, crashing waves, and soaring sea gulls, there is no place my husband and I enjoy more than the rocky coast of the Great State of Maine. We have… Continue reading

Apple Pie


Autumn means changing leaves and apple pie. Yes, my favorite dessert is the simple yet amazingly good apple pie, in all of its fresh and crusty and aromatic goodness. When fall arrives, we… Continue reading



His face is unforgettable and distinctive just like his films, and unlike many actors of his day, his birth name is the same as his stage name. Humphrey Bogart was born on Christmas… Continue reading

Mr. and Mrs. Hart


  From 1979 to 1984, Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers played Mr. Jonathan and Mrs. Jennifer Hart on Hart to Hart, a light-hearted mystery show. Hart to Hart remains one of my all-time favorite… Continue reading

Reading Aloud


“Few children learn to love books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word; someone has to show them the way”.    ~Orville Prescot Becoming a Nation… Continue reading

Check Mate


  My father taught me how to play chess when I was seven years old.  He had a beautiful heavy wooden chess board and I loved taking the magical pieces out of their… Continue reading

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