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Just be a little patient

There's a line in the Gershwin song about, "Old Man River" — “body's all aching and racked with ...

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Remembering my days in the U.S. Army

I took basic training for the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, N.J., quite close to my New York ...

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This fair was really only fair

Before Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion and the Disney extravaganzas, folks could spend a day getting family entertainment and ...

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Hollywood always loved ‘The Kid’

What's the difference between an in-law and an outlaw? An outlaw is wanted.

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A little of this, a little of that

A little of this and that:

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Better days long gone in N.Y

I spent two years with the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News, half a century with the Virginian-Pilot and am ...

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MacArthur’s defeat and Carter’s edge

Today, a potpourri of (semi-) political pondering.

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Picnics with singin’ rage, Patti Page

Like most disc jockeys in the 1950s, I introduced most Patti Page recordings with, "here's the singin' rage, ...

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Two stars chasing their demons

A while back I wrote about two talented actresses whose careers were cut short because of mental problems. ...

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A rainy night with Ralph Stanley

I was thinking recently about bluegrass great Ralph Stanley, who died on June 23.

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