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‘America’s present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy….’[1] So said Warren Harding in his successful campaign for president in 1920. But how different was Harding’s ‘normalcy’…

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             ‘Don’t ever worry ’bout nothin’, ’cause there ain’t nothing gonna be alright no how.  You can count on that.’  So an expert on nothing going right, Hank Williams,…

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            ‘What a pretentious title’, I thought as I started the BBC 4 documentary, ‘Johnny Cash: The Last Great American’ (2004).  By the end of this thoughtful, fast-paced hour,…

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            Nine months and four days after we turned our Vermont home over to our contractor, Gary Daden, we returned to our gutted-and-rehabbed house.            We’re in, but into…

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            Singer-songwriter John Prine turned 66 today, Oct. 10.  ‘Happy Birthday!’ to one of the best there is.            I was surprised when WUMB’s Perry Persoff saluted Prine this…

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