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Jack Petro

‘The Novitiate’ navigates tough world of Brides of Christ under demanding Reverend Mother

When young Kathleen Harris is awarded a scholarship to a prestigious Catholic High School, she feels that this is her “calling” to devote her...

Will you be silenced?

Innumerable people have approached me, leaned in, darted their eyes to see if anyone was listening, bladed a hand by their mouth and whispered...
Barry Evans

Reminiscing about that 1959 Nash Rambler

As we approach the end of the year there is a lot of reminiscing going on.  Since this is The Villages, there may be...

David Cassidy achieved early fame, died from liver failure

David Cassidy  achieved early fame  as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical sitcom The Partridge Family, and by his early twenties he was a singer...
Jack Petro

Plenty of star power behind Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’

What could be more intriguing than being a first class passenger in the 1920’s on the fabled Orient Express Train which still runs today...

This is no way to run a government

This week, we will also be voting on a funding bill to keep government programs and operations funded. This summer, the House passed 12 appropriations...
Marsha Shearer

The assault on truth

“If this is who we are or who we are becoming, I have wasted 40 years of my life. Until now it was...
Barry Evans

Thanksgiving in Boston is different than here in Florida

For the first time in many a year, The Blonde in the house and I did not stay home for Thanksgiving.  Instead, we went...

Can you exercise too much?

The American College of Cardiology’s Sports and Exercise Cardiology Leadership Council writes that “small amounts of physical activity, including standing, are associated with a...

‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ a fun-filled musical all will enjoy

Grab the family, kids and grandkids and head north to The Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville for a fun-filled "G" rated musical all will enjoy. Frog...

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