The closing of Golden Past Antiques.

My Aunt Elaine has operated an antiques barn in New Hampshire for nearly five decades. It was tucked into the winding roads of Wolfeboro, in a rustic barn that doesn’t even show up properly on a GPS. Basically, you follow Route 109A until the urge to buy something unique hits you – then look to…

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Remember these names on Memorial Day 2022.

This Memorial Day, in addition to the usual tradition of outdoor cookouts and gatherings, as well as parades and celebrations, please take a moment to remember the following who won’t be home to celebrate Memorial Day with their families. Aaron Salter, 55. Celestine Chaney, 65. Roberta A. Drury, 32. Andre Mackniel, 53. Katherine Massey, 72.…

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Why is it so important for me to drive on this day?

Preparations are set. My 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” is filled with a full tank of gas. My satellite radio station is cued up to SiriusXM’s “Holly” channel, so I can stream tons of holiday music on my travels. I’ve got my Equinox baseball cap, and a fresh clean face mask for COVID-19 safety. Oh, and…

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“In a world of words, strive to be paper.”

It’s Thursday morning, and for some reason, I woke up at 2:00 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. I think it’s another round of stress-induced insomnia. For me, insomnia happens when I’m over-anticipating something, or a personal event has me all twisted up in angst. Then, in the middle of the night, I’m awake,…

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Chronicles of Change – the New York State Museum film

As a kid, I enjoyed visiting the New York State Museum. At the time, the Museum had moved from its previous location at the State Education Building on Washington Avenue, and was now in a modern building. There were dioramas of life in the Adirondacks in the new building, and they were just adding exhibits…

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