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October 2, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

NOISE – Is it just me or do so many of our TV shows have louder music than the dialogue? There are several drama shows that are difficult ...

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Historically Speaking: Robert Oppenheimer

Historically Speaking

Robert Oppenheimer: The Father of The Atomic Age By Tom Morrow The current TV miniseries, “Manhattan,” (Sundays on WGN America) has resurrected curiosity about the project that produced ...

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September 25, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Here’s a few answers from an essay-style sixth-grade test: “Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark.” “Middle Eastern history was written by Florence of Arabia.” “The ...

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Historically Speaking: The Owens Valley War

Historically Speaking

The Owens Valley War By Tom Morrow Over the years, there has been much fighting within the state of California over gold, land, oil, but nothing like the ...

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September 18, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow Ever wonder how Oceanside came to be? It’s a good story. It isn’t romantic, rather it is one based on commerce. In 1881, rumors the ...

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Historically Speaking

Historically Speaking

‘Light Horse’ Harry Lee of Virginia by Tom Morrow Editors note: Our new “Historically Speaking” is a weekly feature designed to entertain history lovers and inspire young people ...

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September 14, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow RANDOM THOUGHTS – What the majority of the so-called Millennial generation doesn’t know is frightening. These are our future leaders. Not paying attention to current ...

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September 11, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow There’s nothing new about “going green.” Younger folks today think they’ve discovered recycling, but growing up during World War II, taught me what recycling really ...

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September 7, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow RANDOM THOUGHTS – All of us depend upon “trust” in our everyday life; if we didn’t we couldn’t drive a car or go to the ...

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September 4, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow This time of year never goes by but what I don’t recall 56 years ago when I graduated from boot camp at Naval Training Center, ...

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August 31, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow BACK WHEN — Some time ago, Oceanside’s Kristi Hawthorne of the Historical Society had heard the rumors about a famous movie star who once was ...

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August 28, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow So, what does that name mean? From time-to-time, readers ask about the history of landmarks around North County, especially the origin of street signs. Kristi ...

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August 24, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow WORLDLY QUIZ – A number of you agree with me about the woeful lack of geography being taught in our public school. So, if you ...

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August 21, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow If you were a kid during the ’30s,’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and even the early ’70s, it’s a wonder you survived. A couple of you sent ...

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August 17, 2014

Notes and Quotes by Tom Morrow

by Tom Morrow When I was a young lad, an uncle prompted me on just how important it was to greet people when you first meet them each ...

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