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O Sing Unto the Lord

Music Institute Chorale Daniel Wallenberg, conductor Gergory Shifrin, pianist presents: O Sing Unto the Lord Sunday, December 8, 2019, 3:00 PM $10 general admission Nicols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, Illinois Music Institute of Chicago

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Happy Official Start of Leaf-Peeping Season Day!

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Hey, if we’re going to continue with the grand renaming of everything, I might as well plump for my own candidate. This date has long been the time when the New England autumnal…

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Read the Book!

Free download, in accessible, searchable Epub format, with live links to 740+ original documents: the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (“The Mueller Report”). Read it.  Really.  It’s important.  

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Storyteller in Vernon Hills, Il

Stories Old and New with Meg Macdonald, Friday, June 21st, 11:00 AM at Barbara’s Bookstore, Hawthorne Mall, Vernon Hills Il. Admission: free. Be there, or have to explain to your children and grandchildren (in addition to an entire chapter in … Continue reading

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The Board Having Maturely Considered These Facts….

We left the site of  Major André’s hanging and temporary grave, to journey … to lunch! We went to the Old ’76 House (110 Main St, Tappan, NY 10983 (41°01’18.3″N 73°56’52.6″W (41.021752, -73.947940)), a half-mile away, which was the place … Continue reading

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More Unfortunate Than Criminal…

Now Arnold to New York has gone, A-fighting for his King, And left poor Major André On the gallows for to swing. From the place where Major André came ashore to the place where he was hanged is just 22 … Continue reading

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Nowhere Near Fun

Originally posted on Madeleine Robins:
I remember the Big Three of Childhood Diseases because I had all of them. I am of that vintage where I was young enough to be vaccinated against smallpox and polio (for which I am…

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That’s Entertainment!

From Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks That You Can Do : Including a fifteen minute act “The Silky Slicker” by George De Lawrence, published by Gerald Heaney, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1921.  Pages 32-33. You absolutely cannot succeed in these modern days of “jazz” … Continue reading

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On Villainy

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as…

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It’s That Time Again

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Yes, it’s time for my annual Springtime Services Sale! From now through April 21, 2019 (that’s Easter Sunday, for those of you who celebrate), all edits on novel-length manuscripts will be 30% off…

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