Dorothy Kilgallen had a secret

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I’ve spent a lot of time lately watching old game shows on You Tube. It started when an algorithm tagged me as someone who’s a sucker for ‘50s TV programs. Perhaps my viewing Sage Lillyman’s video about making a ’50s cherry cake clued them in. Yes, that must have been it. Sage is an Australian millennial who operates a vintage …

General stores: Just enough of everything

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I like old stores. There’s something about the ambiance, the friendliness, the variety in a tiny space, the hub of everyday necessity. Last month I discovered retro store heaven: Town Hardware & General Store in Black Mountain. Until then I’d never spent much time in Black Mountain, other than the Berliner Kindl German restaurant, which I highly recommend. Up a …

What’s the deal with UFOS?

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Like most kids of the Sixties, I grew up musing about Unidentified Flying Objects. I read sci-fi books, watched the night sky for Sputnik and marveled at meteors. What if a spaceship landed with strange beings like the ones on “The Outer Limits” or “The Day the Earth Stood Still”? Project Blue Book–the government program, not the TV show—collected information …

Seek and you may eventually find

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I was talking to my old friend “Maria” last week. She was lamenting the fact that she cannot find her topaz necklace. It’s a beautiful stone, she said. She has looked in every hiding place she and her husband can think of. I told her not to give up. Maybe the saints can help. It was a strange suggestion coming …