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The Applecross Peninsula spans some 80,000 beautiful, rugged acres in the Scottish highlands, known for being part of the Dockland Settlements and for its Gaelic name, “a Chomraich” or “The Sanctuary”. Under the care of Lt. Flight Commander J. Shelton, Warden of the West Highland Advent...
My grandfather Felix owned a vintage collection of car prints, a prized possession that featured all the early Fords, many of which are  physically on display in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The colorful prints included the 1896 Quadracycle, Ford’s first car; the 1905 Model B; 1909 Model T Touring;1916...
It can be said that Renee Cherow-O’Leary, Founder and President of Education for the 21st Century, began -- to use her expression --by “mining the zeitgeist” or spirit of the age.  With enthusiasm she exhibited a stack of modern magazines, citing examples of ...
From the third floor landing I hear a surprising, yet bewitchingly familiar piece: Hitchcock’s Marionette Theme, aka Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette. Fingers nimbly pluck the strings of the violin, viola, and cello like master puppeteers rhythmically walking a Lafleur, Guignol, or Pulcinella across the stage. Mahoga...
The message I’m composing disappears like a genie in a bottle. Words vaporize into the monitor, the unfinished sentence tilted in the air like an italicized question mark. I look up and see the fluorescent lights flickering, punctuated by the sighs of nearby librarians. The mustard brown air conditioners rattle like arthritic snakes, then dr...
It is July 9.  We are rolling up I-95 in Betty Blue, a leather-seated 1964 vintage Mercedes, and listening, windows down, hair flying, to the sultry sound of the Gipsy Kings, a Spanish-language music group from Provence, France. Foxboro Stadium is hosting the 1994 World Cup semi-finals between
An aria is a self-contained piece for one voice usually with orchestral accompaniment, having opera as its most common context. Italian for air, its original definition was an expressive melody. Enter Augustine Sasso, tenor, and Daniel Licardo, guitarist, also known as Aria who began pl...