By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added,…

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By Tom Quiner It was cold and wet outside. I was excited about the imminent Thanksgiving holiday. But first, one more day of school. I was in fifth grade at Perkins Elementary School in an era when kids still went home for lunch. I raced home with my younger sister for my usual peanut butter…

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By Tom Quiner The song failed not once, not twice, but thrice. I’m talking about the classic song from the Great American Songbook, “The Man I love.” Written by the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, they attempted to place it in three of their musicals but had it bounced by the director…

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I’m enjoying my second trip to Seward’s Folly this week. Let me tell you, our 49th state is stunning. Mr. Seward has been redeemed. Yes, it produces buckets of oil, but it is Alaska’s pristine beauty my wife and I are so enjoying this week. The tundra in this Southwest corner of Alaska is stark and cold, but beautiful in its own way.

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