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I had heard of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington since high school or earlier. Our band director, Jack Dahlinger, went out of his way to educate through playing the greats and inviting them to perform in our civic auditorium in Alexandria, Va. I heard Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington...
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This is a story without an ending, but I can tell you how it began. My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and has for a number of years. It is one of a long list of autoimmune diseases. Her treatment by a Rheumatologist (medical doctor specializing in joint diseases among other things)...
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A while back I started using an over-the-counter probiotic supplement, sourced from Walmart. After all, my wife was taking a significantly more expensive one, even had a subscription, and it seemed like a low-risk health insurance policy. If you aren't familiar with probiotics, this Wikipedia...
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In celebration of the one-year anniversary ... After pulling the plug on Facebook this morning, I ran across this article. Food for thought, I guess. The cult of Facebook: You can log out any time but you can never leave From my perspective, there are more reasons to leave Facebook behind...
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[This article previously appeared on the "Talk of the Mountain" blog.] Growing up in the 1950's, we didn't watch films on television very often. In fact, I remember smallish black-and-white TV in the early '60s as a place for wrestling, news and series shows. The practice was for local stations...
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[This article previously appeared on the "Talk of the Mountain" Blog] Over the last couple of years I converted my compact disc collection to digital files. This allows me to enjoy the music in whatever venue I happen to occupy: car, living room, basement lair (aka the "country bunker"), MARC...

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