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Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:55:28 +0000


54 Years After Brit Invasion, Italian Doo-Wop Groups Seek ReparationsCon Chapmandoowopdoowop1

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:56:18 +0000

BOSTON.  Salvatore “Scuzzi” Saltimbocca is 70 years old, but the tears are rolling down his cheeks like a toddler seeing “Old Yeller” for the first time.  “Those s.o.b.’s,” he says as he watches grainy black-and-white footage… More

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As Dog Show Closes, Komodo Dragons Slink Into Big AppleCon Chapman

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:18:42 +0000

YONKERS, New York.  The 2018 Westminster Kennel Club dog show is history now but there are still a number of out-of-town animal lovers in the New York area, albeit of a different breed.  “Dog owners… More

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The Housekeeping Poems of Edna St. Vincent MillayCon Chapman

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:43:14 +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 it… More

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More Poets Getting Published With Suicide BluffCon Chapman

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:40:12 +0000

SOMERVILLE, Mass.  This former blue-collar suburb has become “The Brooklyn of Greater Boston,” with more poets per square mile than any other zip code in New England.  “You can’t throw a brick without hitting a… More

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A Guy’s Guy Kind of GuyCon Chapmanguy

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:12:12 +0000

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me. I’m sure they will turn out to be the toughest of the year–and it’s only February. If somebody asks you whether you watched The Masters, or the Final Four,… More

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“In Love With Lichens” Helps Girls Forget Stupid BoysCon ChapmanImage result for happy girlsImage result for boy girl grade schoolsox

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:41:27 +0000

CONCORD, Mass. Ethel Farley has been a teacher in the schools here for over two decades, long enough to be able to spot a young girl with a broken heart halfway across a crowded lunch… More

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The Runner’s HeartCon Chapman

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:32:29 +0000

The runner’s heart beats hardest as he rounds the final turn. The finish line in sight at last, he feels the chambers burn from blood that pumps within his chest. His pace is labored, not… More

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The True Meaning of Presidents Day: Great Deals on New Cars!Con Chapman

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:50:17 +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

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Your New Boyfriend is Kind of Fishymonster10Con Chapman

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:57:51 +0000

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Your Duchess of Cambridge AdvisorCon Chapman

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:30:56 +0000

Everybody loves Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” Middleton, the current Duchess of Cambridge, and why not?  She’s pretty, friendly, does oodles of charity work, and–with her husband–has her own personal coat of arms! But the future queen consort’s… More

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