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Notes and Quotes: August 11, 2018

By Tom Morrow It’s funny how some things never leave you, no matter how old you get. When I was a small lad back in Iowa, I was ...

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Notes and Quotes- August 4, 2018

By Tom Morrow In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything for export had to be transported by ship on the oceans and rivers. It also was before the ...

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Notes and Quotes: July 28, 2018

Their Voices Were Nearly Perfect By Tom Morrow Out of World War II came two voices unforgettable, albeit they’re nearly lost to history: Buddy Clark and Vera Lynn. ...

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Notes and Quotes-July 21, 2018

History often is forgotten … if ever learned at all By Tom Morrow Show me someone who is bored with history and I’ll show you a person who ...

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Notes and Quotes-July 14, 2018

By Tom Morrow This is an annual contest each year I included in my old North County Times column. My thanks to retired newsman John Beatty of KGTV ...

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Notes and Quotes- July 7, 2018

By Tom Morrow If you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a lot of lope-sided points-of-views being taught in our colleges across the country these days and there’s no ...

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Notes and Quotes-June 30, 2018

By Tom Morrow About a month ago, I wrote about some old expressions that have become obsolete because of the march of time. These phrases included “Don’t touch ...

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Notes and Quotes – June 23, 2018

by Tom Morrow Growing up I had a number of cowboy hero characters I worshipped from comic books, movies, and radio. I was nearly ready for high school ...

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Notes and Quotes-June 16, 2018

Can Your (Grand) Children Pass This Test? By Tom Morrow Here are 15 of the questions asked of each immigrant before they can become eligible for citizenship. You ...

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Notes and Quotes-June 9, 2018

Exchanging Sea Stories With a Democrat By Tom Morrow In 1984, Astronaut-U.S. Senator John Glenn, D-Ohio, made a run for the presidency. It would be short-lived, but I ...

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Notes an Quotes: June 2, 2018

Fighting Bureaucracy on the Arizona Desert By Tom Morrow In 1973, I was editor and publisher of a suburban weekly newspaper in the northern communities of Phoenix. The ...

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Notes and Quotes-May 26, 2018

An Unforgettable Night Decades Ago By Tom Morrow In 1979, I had the privilege of interviewing the great bandleader Count Basie and his bassist, Freddie Green. Although I ...

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Notes and Quotes-May 19, 2018

There always was one around somewhere By Tom Morrow When I was growing up, the term “bootlegger” was occasionally used referring to a few people who dealt in ...

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Notes and Quotes- May, 12, 2018

We’ll Always Have ‘Evening in Paris!’ By Tom Morrow Sunday is Mother’s Day and how many of us recall her words of guidance: “Shut that door behind you. ...

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Notes and Quotes: May 5, 2018

Pity the English Language Student By Tom Morrow It has been said Russian and Chinese are two of the hardest languages to master. But, consider someone trying to ...

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