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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:54:17 +0000


The Home Furnishing Poems of Edna St. Vincent MillayCon Chapman

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:13:57 +0000

          Edna St. Vincent Millay’s monogrammed towels are on display at Steepletop, the 700-acre farm where she secluded herself from an adoring public. The Boston Globe            The iron is set too high. Don’t put… More(image)

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One-Man Show is Dream Come True for Average JoeCon Chapman

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:28:15 +0000

NEW YORK.  Al Theobald is not unlike many other 55-year olds he knows.  “I’m average height, losing my hair, not losing any weight,” he says with a chuckle.  “But I’m different from your typical white-bread… More(image)

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Gitmo Inmate: TED Talks Couldn’t Break My SpiritCon Chapmantedted1ted2ted3

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:26:37 +0000

OMDURMAN, Sudan.  Ibrahim al-Wala is enjoying his first days of freedom in this sun-splashed city of nearly three million in Khartoum after his release from the U.S. detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but like… More(image)

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Rivalry Isn’t Friendly for Clip, Staple MakersCon Chapmanconventionconvention1convention2

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:57:14 +0000

BOSTON.  As conventioneers emerged from the Bayside Hotel here yesterday morning after weekend-long trade association gatherings, there was more than the usual jostling for cabs at curbside caused by an urge to return home.  “It was… More(image)

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The True Meaning of Presidents Day: Great Deals on New CarsCon Chapman

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:37:50 +0000

When I was a boy my mother instilled in me a love of American history.  George Washington was the Father of Our Country, she told me.  Abraham Lincoln was the Great Emancipator.  Ulysses S. Grant… More(image)

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Fighting Low Ratings, NPR Adopts NBA 24-Second ClockCon Chapman

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:48:20 +0000

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts.   Bob Zukoff, producer of the weekly radio show “The Creative Mind”, fidgets nervously as Amy Weber, a hammer dulcimer player and poetess who is one of tonight’s guests, strolls into the studios of… More(image)

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The Hip-Hop League of NationsCon Chapman

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:07:07 +0000

     Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin popped up on a music TV show surrounded by rappers.                                           The Boston Herald I guess it all started–like so many other things–with Barack Obama.  Da man was the first… More(image)

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Trump Trims Travel Ban, Bars Canada Goose Coats from U.S.Con Chapmangoosegoose5goose2

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:23:27 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Taking the advice of calmer heads in his inner circle, President Donald Trump today cut back his much-maligned ban on travel from predominantly-Muslim countries in favor of a narrower restriction on the importation… More(image)

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Mission of Mercy Brings Much-Needed Letters to Vowel-Starved KyrgyzstanCon Chapman

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:08:50 +0000

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan.  As a C-40A  military transport plane touched down on the runway at Bishkek International Airport here today, tears streamed down Askr Bakyv’s weather-beaten cheeks.  “Me–I am too old for help now,” he says. … More(image)

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Several Ways of Choosing a WifeCon Chapman

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:34:24 +0000

Here’s a helpful suggestion for choosing a wife: Don’t pick from the bin that says “Tragic view of life.” Sure, she’ll share your love of Friedrich Nietzsche, But I find that kind to be overly… More(image)

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