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Remembering a personal Way Station

I just stumbled on a NetFlix press release saying that the late Clifford D. Simak‘s novel Way Station may be a movie someday. That may be just the push I need to go back and re-read it for the first

Posted in comics, editors, fiction, film, Journalism, jpop, Libraries, literature, memories, Newspapers, personal, popular culture, students

Ancient history

Darn. Distracted by making music and shopping for a new car, I missed my own 50th anniversary! I missed two of them, actually. Sometime in late May or early June, 1969, I skipped my graduation ceremony at the University of

Posted in Journalism, Newspapers, personal, The Hartford Courant

The Archive and the Library meet in online film

https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.47097 This note is part of an exercise in making sure I post things to the open web via my WordPress blog, not just to the closed but huge community on Facebook… Librarian, archivist, historian, folklorist and ethnomusicologist friends… Have

Posted in ethnomusicology, folklore, Internet Archive, Libraries, Library of Congress

Once we set the software world on fire

Things you find in the bottom of a box of old computer disks. In its heyday when I worked there, 1984-87, “MultiMate Word Processor” was not only international, it was a best seller and, you might say, almost matchless. Its

Posted in Computers, Connecticut, History, wesleyan, writing

The mourning after

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day and I didn’t have as much as a pint of Guinness or a drop of Jameson’s, or sing “The Parting Glass” at the end of a weekend music festival because (a.) it wasn’t about that

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Breakfast out…

My favorite local place for breakfast closed a few months ago… And it’s probably my fault for only going there when I had visiting friends, and just not having that many visiting friends. But a former student of mine posted

Posted in memories, personal, Radford, wesleyan

Tabloid wizard’s first edition — on Wikipedia

This is an experiment… This afternoon I wrote a full page contribution to Wikipedia, one of the first times I have created a page there from scratch. Why? I saw an odd and misspelled reference to a 1920s newspaper editor

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Finishing off January…

A friend in Florida phoned to chat while she was circling a hiking track in bright sunlight this morning… and I made the mistake of saying that it was just raining here and not below freezing… Within an hour the

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A 2019 start and 2020 vision

A New River sunset saunter … … to start the New Year… Okay, so the getting up early and out of the house resolution still needs some work… kind of a gray beginning to the year, but starting at Dudley’s

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Thanksgiving

I didn’t really get around to being thankful for much of anything on Thanksgiving, except for being thankful I stayed off the highways on such a high traffic day and weekend. I did get out and take a hike along

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