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Murfin Mid-Summer Memoir—Cheyenne Far Away and Long Ago

Cheyenne's 16th Street a/k/a Lincolnway/U.S. Highway 30.  My destination most Saturdays when I had money to spend.  That Army surplus store on the corner was a favorite. It is an unsettled day in McHe

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Memoir Patrick Murfin Summer 1963 airport Carnegie Public Library Cheshire Drive Cheyenne. Wyoming Holliday Park Lake Minnehaha lawn sprinkler tractor Motorola TV nerd

The Hillbilly Who Wasn’t—Walter Brennan

Walter Brennan as Stumpy in Howard Hawk's 1959 Rio Bravo with John Wayne and Dean Martin. Walter Brennan , the most honored character actorin Hollywood history and often cast as a hick, cowboy, and/or

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Massachusetts Northwest Passage Academy Award character actor codger Come and Get It Old Rivers Red River Rio Bravo the Real McCoys The Westerner To Have and Have Not Walter Brennan

This Week Tree of Life Mourns then Celebrates with Music

Ann and Bob Tirk in their Choir tour T-shirts. It is going to be very busy at Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry.   First, Friday evening and Saturday a

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Tree of Life U U Congregation Tree of life Adult Choir Ann Tirk Bob Tirk Burt Lams classical guitar Fabio Mittino Frothy Boys McHenry County Democrats memorial service PADS Romania worship consert

Five Years After a White Wash Verdict—Poetry for Trayvon

The most iconic photo of Trayvon Martin in a hoodie. It is hard to believe that it has been   more than six years since 17-year old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a self-appointed vigilante on

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France’s Big Fete—Bastille Day or Is It?

Like almost all illustration of the Storming of the Bastille, this conteporary English version is highly romantisized. It’s Bastille Day , of course, commemorating the day in 1789 when the Paris Mob s

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donald trump France French revolution Bastille Day Emmanuel Macron Fête de la Fédération July 14 La Fête Nationale military parade Paris Commune Second Republic