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The Three Wise Men

The Three Wise Men of yore were, of course, the Three Wise Men from the east who came to Bethlehem bearing gifts for the new-born Jesus. ...

Maserati v. Ferrari, the real story

It wasn't as melodramatic as the family-feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, in "Romeo and Juliet", and Modena certainly couldn't...

Coffee and Our Third Place

Compared with beer or wine, coffee hasn’t been around all that long.  Beer dates back to 5,000 BC. Discovered growing in Ethiopia, it was...

The Search for Truth

The most quoted book at the 1789 Constitutional Convention was the King James Bible. Indeed, the very ideals that exalted the Declaration...

Finding the right Auto Repair Shop

Gary, a friend of mine living in California, was dissatisfied with the service he was getting from various auto repairs shops in his area....

THE SURVIVORS OF CLOTILDA SLAVE SHIP

The Clotilda was the last known U.S. slave ship to bring captives from Africa to the United States, arriving in Mobile Bay, July 9, 1860...

Washington in New York -- chs 24 - 26

CHAPTER 24: WASHINGTON D.C., THE ANTI-CITY Thomas Jefferson hated cities.  Oh, he loved what they had to offer--fine food and drink, fine...

Washington in New York -- chs 19 & 20

CHAPTER 19: FRANKLIN'S LAST PUBLIC ACT On his 58th birthday, George Washington supervised the move across town to his new residence, at...

Washington in New York -- chs 17 & 18

CHAPTER 17: THE PRICE OF LIBERTY The day after George Washington delivered the State of the Union Address, Alexander Hamilton informed...

Washington in New York -- Chs 13-16

CHAPTER 13: GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE If you’re staying at a bed-and-breakfast in New England and the sign over the door reads,...

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