Monthly Archives: June 2011

Declaration of Independence, First Leaders, and Goose Bumps Abound

Integrated into my DNA is the autonomic reflex to break out in goose bumps whenever I recite the Pledge of Allegiance, hear our national anthem or read great works of inspiration.  Every 4th of July, I start the day’s celebration … Continue reading

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Wondering what to get dad for Father’s Day?

A few years ago, the magazine Outside started showing up in my mail.  At the time, I had been traveling a lot, so I assumed my name and address were sold to a marketing company trying to entice me to … Continue reading

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It pays to have friends

Mark Perkins commented, “Saw This Common Reader’s 2011 Summer Reading List.” “Who is your favorite author to read in the summer?” responded This Common Reader.  “I like James Patterson and just finished David Baldacci’s latest book.”  Then he asked, “Have … Continue reading

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