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Bucks County

Famous farming retreat for New York writers and artists just 80 miles SW in Pennsylvania.  Dorothy Parker, Pearl Buck, James Michener, Henry Mercer, William Lathrop and the Berenstein Bears all lived there.   Every year or so SAM and I … Continue reading

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Ragtime

2017 is half gone.  Sigh.  First posting since my original site was hacked. Music has the power to unlock and release memories.  Ragtime (for millennials) was a style of popular music in the progressive era which emerged as a reaction to … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

I’ll be at a book discussion January 20th at noon. You’re welcome to my seat at the inauguration ceremony. This week, I’m feeling very upset and sad so please pardon the self-referential depiction. Folks who inhabit my diverse-origins, sushi-eating, PBS-watching, … Continue reading

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2016

Here’s what I learned (or realized again) and had a ball doing last year.  Who cares?  That’s fair.  You may want to skip down to the summary below. Each year at this time I go through a personal reflection of the past year.  … Continue reading

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Tom Sanders

Since moving to Asheville 9 years ago, UNCA OLLI has been a happy feature of my life. The best part is the folks I’ve met, sharing their rich worlds of experience, knowledge and wisdom.  If you are fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Mary Lasher

Mary Lasher is my teacher.  She has an AB and MA in History from Duke. Early in her career she taught high school honors classes in US and world history. She taught at the University of Alabama and pursued post-graduate … Continue reading

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