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On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. hippogriff commented on Over the Hedge about 5 hours ago

    lady lar
    Not only old enough, I also remember it was used as JFK’s campaign song – back when they had such things.

  2. hippogriff commented on The Other Coast about 6 hours ago

    Expect a few stir-crazy outbursts when imprisoned in a space measured in cubic feet instead of square miles.

  3. hippogriff commented on On A Claire Day about 6 hours ago

    Missed it by a half century. They came in the 1860s. Before that, there were separate nude public beaches for male and female, but quite visible from roads paralleling the beach. Social disapproval (blocking traffic?) reduced voyeurs.

  4. hippogriff commented on Free Range about 6 hours ago

    Doesn’t matter, most “quesadillas” today are nothing but a grilled cheese sandwich substituting a flour tortilla for white bread and Monterey jack for cheddar. Real quesadillas use corn tortillas and quesa blanco.

  5. hippogriff commented on Frazz about 7 hours ago

    Today Morrisson would be instantly fired, if not cut off mid-sentence. One must not react emotionally – it scares the sponsors.
    Most of those who died were crew members at their landing stations among the gas bags, not passengers. And any kid, not scared of history as a subject, does know the details.

  6. hippogriff commented on Frank & Ernest about 7 hours ago

    If a generation too early (the red saltire was early 1800s) and the “Second War of American Independence” (as many British historians call the War of 1812) had its action mainly in the Washington/Baltimore area and on the high seas.

  7. hippogriff commented on Francis about 7 hours ago

    Because Leo is symbolically a background character – even when foreground graphically.

  8. hippogriff commented on For Better or For Worse about 7 hours ago

    I worked my way through (Methodist) seminary partly by teaching square dancing at a black Catholic high school. A nun monitored my class with the apparent task of making sure no one had any fun, and the suspected job of seeing that no Methodist theology got inserted in the dance call patter. On the other hand, the priest/headmaster was a decent and supporting guy, but the teaching order seemed have the real power.

  9. hippogriff commented on Mike Luckovich about 19 hours ago

    Robert Landers
    To say nothing of the delays in converting the Bedlow Island fort into a suitable base in time for the Centennial.

  10. hippogriff commented on Frazz 1 day ago

    Strange, Mormon missionaries in our town spent most of their time at the library using those computers, mostly looking for jobs.