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by Con Chapman

Last Build Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:30:56 +0000


Cedar Walton: Hard Bopper With a Soft SideCon Chapman

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:57:59 +0000

Labels in jazz are often flags of convenience that mask the identities of musicians whose talents are more varied than a single ensign would suggest.  One such mismatch is “hard bop,” coined by jazz critic and… More(image)

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Highway Poet Tells Bureaucrat to Hit the RoadCon ChapmanImage result for led highway signImage result for brush hog cutterImage result for led highway signImage result for state highway headquarters command centerImage result for highway line painter truck

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:43:04 +0000

ENFIELD, Connecticut.  Mike Abruzzioni is Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Roads and Bridges at State Highway Department District #2 Headquarters here, a position he earned after many years of service, plus frequent contributions to state legislators. … More(image)

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One Dirty Old Man’s Bucket List is Only Skin DeepCon Chapman

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:49:03 +0000

BRYN MAWR, Pa.  Doug Dickerman was a man who, until six months ago, seemed to have it all.  A good job, two high-achieving kids in college, and a wife–Meg–who tolerated his tendency to defer life’s pleasures. … More(image)

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One Prospect Is Hot Because He’s So ColdCon Chapman

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:33:33 +0000

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.  Lyle Carroll is the starting left fielder for the Cape Girardeau River Rats, a AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, but opponents’ scouting reports paint a pessimistic picture of his chances… More(image)

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The Master of the AirCon Chapman

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:00:48 +0000

He was, the local newspaper said, a man of vision. It was he who had seen, back when no one else did, that even a small town could have its own TV and radio stations. … More(image)

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Pscooter & Pskipper Get Psychedelic in PseattleCon Chapman

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:34:17 +0000

The kids are getting older–they’re in high school now–and with summer jobs and college campus visits, every year it’s harder to squeeze in the special family time of aggravation and bickering we used to experience… More(image)

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A Day at the FairCon Chapman

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:48:46 +0000

The bus came by to pick the residents up early, around seven, so they could make the half hour drive to the State Fair and get them down to the carnival before it got too… More(image)

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For Grammar Samurai, Failure Comes With a Fatal PriceCon Chapman

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:18:12 +0000

YPSILANTI, Michigan.  It’s 11 a.m. on a Monday morning, which means that the language skills of knowledge workers such as Mike Rehnstein haven’t reached the pre-weekend peak he scaled last Thursday, when he composed a… More(image)

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Philosophers Debate Midget Wrestling, Pole-Dancing at Annual ConfabCon Chapmanphilosophy

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:29:24 +0000

ST. LOUIS, Mo.  As the American Philosophical Association’s annual convention wound down after yesterday’s plenary session, professors from around the country took time off from the presentation of academic papers to focus their analytical skills on less weighty matters. Midget wrestlers  … More(image)

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Asleep on His HelmetCon Chapmanhelmet

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:42:35 +0000

The Ides of August, the first day of football. He has come earliest of all in the hope that someday he would be a hero of the fall. It was too soon for that this… More(image)

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