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“Sticky Fingers Fred”

  NEXT IN MY “BOOK-SIGNING SERIES.” This is next in the series about notable clients I’ve  represented during my 34 years-long career as a litigation attorney. These were clients who’s stories I’ve selected to appear in separate chapters of the book I’m writing about “My Life in Court.” When I introduced you to this series recently I … Continue reading »

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Sentimental Journey into the South…

JUNE 7, 2016 A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. You guys know that our friend Jon, who’s lived in the South his entire life, has been taking us around and showing us the sights. And his “tours” are lots better than what Gray Line has to offer. Those bus tours are better than nothing in a pinch, when we … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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The King and His Court…

FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES. This blog was never intended to be strictly a “travelogue.” Remember, this is more than a chronicle of our journey across America. Today’s post is the first in an occasional series about specific chapters in the book I’m writing, “My Life in Court.” You remember, don’t you? I told you a … Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Weekend…

May 30, 2016      MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States. A federal mandate years ago set the observance on the last Monday of May, creating a long weekend for most Americans. Since it’s also the traditional … Continue reading »

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Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola…

Pensacola, Florida. April 18, 2016 A “MUST SEE” ATTRACTION. If your travels ever take you even close to the Florida panhandle, you simply must find time to visit the Naval Aviation Museum, located on base at Pensacola Naval Air Station.  As I’ve told you in the past, lots of museums leave me flat…but not this one! … Continue reading »

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Brattleboro, Vermont…

OCTOBER 5, 2015  MY STORY CONTINUES with observations and photos of Brattleboro, Vermont. Located in the southeast corner of the state, it’s just a few miles down the road from Hidden Acres Resort where we’re staying. Brattleboro is one of those places like Sandpoint, Idaho or Kennebunkport, Maine where upon seeing it for the first … Continue reading »

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Shelburne Museum – Day Two…

LABOR DAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 2015. IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME. RV’s were pulling out of Apple Island Resort this morning like rats leaving a sinking ship!  After a long summer vacation lots of kids return to school on the day following Labor Day, and of course many still-employed folks must get back to work after … Continue reading »

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Shelburne Museum – Day One…

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL! Museums often bore me to tears. But not this one! Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley near Burlington, its 38 exhibition buildings and their contents constitute one of the nation’s finest and most well known museums. Most of the buildings are historic, and were relocated to the … Continue reading »

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Newport, Rhode Island…

AUGUST 3, 2015 ABOUT NEWPORT. Newport is a beautiful seaside city that’s famous for its mansions, shopping and scenery. It’s also known for hosting the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. And for many years it was home to the America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Races. Cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks accent an upscale touristy … Continue reading »

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Mystic Seaport, Connecticut…

JULY 24,   2015 ABOUT MYSTIC.  We prepared to swab the decks, batten down the hatches and set sail. It was a beautiful sunny day when we headed to Mystic, Connecticut’s  seaside village devoted to all things maritime. The Museum of America and the Sea is the largest maritime museum in the world. This 20 acre … Continue reading »

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Chatham, Massachusetts…

JULY 7, 2015 OUR FAVORITE TOWN. Of all the towns and villages we’ve visited on Cape Cod, our favorite and perhaps the most picturesque and charming is Chatham. If the Cape is viewed as a bent arm, Chatham is the elbow. The geographic features of the town are hilly, wooded uplands, extensive barrier beaches, spits, … Continue reading »

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Provincetown, Massachusetts…

JULY 2, 2015 OUR TRIP TO P-TOWN. We took a day trip to see the quaint colonial town of Provincetown, called “P-Town by the locals. It’s about an hour’s drive “up” the Cape from where we’re staying “down” the Cape in Falmouth.  As you can see from the map I’ve inserted, Cape Cod is shaped … Continue reading »

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Arriving on Cape Cod…

JULY 1, 2015 CAPE COD CAMPRESORT. Our home right now is Cape Cod Campresort, in the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. We’ve been here about five days. The resort’s motto is: There is no place like this place near this place, so this must be “the place.” I hope so, because it’s costing us $100 a … Continue reading »

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Historic Salem, Massachusetts..

JUNE 23, 2015 SETTING THE STAGE. It began a little after midnight…at first an almost imperceptible tapping on the roof that seemed to start and stop in the darkness.  Later, as dawn crept into the campground, it became steadier, though still very light. Rain. By morning, it was still faint…but now persistent…nearly hidden by a hovering … Continue reading »

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The Kennebunks, Maine…

  JUNE 20, 2015 ABOUT THE KENNEBUNKS. We’ve all heard about President Bush 41’s summer home at Kennebunkport in Maine. So what’s with the title to this post, “The Kennebunks?” Here’s the deal. First a thriving port and busy shipbuilding center, and then a summer retreat for the wealthy, the Kennybunks are made up of … Continue reading »

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Amish Country…the town of Berlin, Ohio.

MAY 22, 2015                 BERLIN, OHIO. Today was our first full day exploring Amish Country. We drove to the nearby town of Berlin, which is at the heart of the 40,000-strong Amish community and is home to the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center. There we were able to “get our bearings” and learn a little about … Continue reading »

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