Monthly Archives: October 2014

An Autumn Image to Brighten Your Day October 9

Bennington, Vermont USA on

  Forgive me if this photo looks like a typical New England autumn photo that just happens to feature a fancy picket fence. It is, of course, all of those things, but it’s distinctive feature is that it is in Bennington, Vermont. That location gives me an opportunity to say that my father was born […]

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Sparrow at Starbucks – a Coincidence or More?

Four Sparrows2

  A True Story by John Thomas Oaks   It was chilly in Manhattan but warm inside the Starbucks shop on 51st Street and Broadway, just a skip up from Times Square. For a musician, it’s the most lucrative Starbucks location in the world, I’m told, and consequently, the tips can be substantial if you play your […]

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Blog HomePage Layout Change

Dick Stannard

  Hi everybody! I have just removed the Recent Videos slider feature from the homepage and I’ll tell you why. If this turns out to seem like a step backward instead of forward, please feel free to comment and I’ll revisit the change.    WordPress Change   A video has to be “Featured” to appear […]

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I’m Enough!

I'm Enough Magic Mirror

    A new, all female band called The Mrs. has released its first single titled I’m Enough. The band’s website says the following about how/why the band got started. “Amid tales of teenage heartbreak and gone-wild nights at the club, where’s the music for women like us? We weren’t hearing our lives reflected on the […]

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