Unexpected Treasures: a tale of fine arts, Google smarts, and lawn darts

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS. There’s something oddly satisfying about making completely uneducated guesses about an item’s monetary value only to find out moments later unsatisfyingly how uneducated you really are. The most disappointing for me has always been hearing just how out of my price range the artwork […]

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There’s a Pony in Here Somewhere!

excerpt from “How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life” by Peter Robinson Chapter One Journal Entry, June 2002: Over lunch today I asked Ed Meese about one of Reagan’s favorite jokes. “The pony joke?” Meese replied. “Sure I remember it. If I heard him tell it once, I heard him tell it a thousand times.” The […]

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