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John Denver Took America, and Pop Music-Lovers, Home, Again!

I made my first trip to the West of Ireland, County Mayo, in the early 70s. My late mother, Hanorah Thornton Hughes, was born there in the village of Tavanaghmore, near Loch Conn. The closest town was Foxford, famous for […]

John Denver Took America, and Pop Music-Lovers, Home, Again!

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I made my first trip to the West of Ireland, County Mayo, in the early 70s. My late mother, Hanorah Thornton Hughes, was born there in the village of Tavanaghmore, near Loch Conn. The closest town was Foxford, famous for […]

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Recalling Fondly Our Tour of Northern Spain & Portugal 

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like any future family travel plans of ours will be put on hold. If the infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony

The Game of Soccer was a Door Opener for me

From the soccer field at South Baltimore’s Latrobe Park (just down the road from historic Fort McHenry), to the ones utilized by Calvert Hall College High School and the

Locust Point Twin Power During WWII

Jim (L) and Bill (R) Hughes: Twin Power The above photo, with me and my twin brother proudly wearing U.S. Navy uniforms, was taken on or about the year 1942,

First Dark: A Buffalo Soldier’s Story

The year is 1863. The month is May. The Civil War is raging like a firestorm. By the time this lethal national tragedy is over, it will count over

The Sociopath Henry VIII & Lessons for Today

It wasn’t the Black Death, Small Pox, the Spanish Flu, Cholera or the Yellow Fever that killed so many of the peace-loving English people during the first half of

Ronald Reagan & The Fats Cats: A Prelude to Donald Trump

“When it came to corporate greed, the Great Communicator [Ronald Reagan] was also the Great Enabler.” - William Kleinknecht The book is a scathing, and well deserved, an indictment of

Catacombs, Graves & Edgar Allan Poe’s Final Resting Place

I went on a one-hour guided tour on Saturday of the Westminster Burial Grounds, located at Fayette & Greene streets. It was originally known as Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery and

Who is Mary Miller? Why is she running for Mayor?

BALTIMORE — I got a chance to interview Mary Miller on Tuesday at her spacious campaign office at 2801 Sisson Street, in Remington. She’s running for the office of

Tracy Walder: The Unexpected Spy from a College Sorority in Southern California

It was a SRO audience on Thursday evening at the Ivy Bookshop on Falls Road. Tracy Walder, an attractive young woman in her early 40s was in town at

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