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Thursday, February 8th, 2024

There were some great commercials in the ‘80’s.  The first of which was on NatGeo’s ‘80’s Top Ten w

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

John Kennedy said, “I read a lot. I enjoy reading a lot.” Recently, our winter days have kept me inside, and I’ve been reading, too. Some of the topics I’ve read about include longer days, pancakes, and corduroy.

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Monday, February 5th, 2024

Throw-Away Girls Recently, I read SMALL THINGS LIKE THESE, an historical novel based on Ireland’s Magdalen laundries, by Claire Keegan. Until I read this book, I had always seen the Irish people as being constantly victimized by outsiders like the British.

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Thursday, February 1st, 2024

We are very close to the end of the National Geographic ‘80’s top 10 fashion countdown so this week will be a bit longer.  Settle in as we pick up our countdown at #4.  Run DMC are the first hip-hop band to make it big on the charts and they were about to make streetwear history.  Yes, the first

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Monday, January 29th, 2024

I’ve figured out why I don’t mind loading the dishwasher, but I despise emptying the dishwasher.  I figured this out while taking down the Christmas decorations and locating the storage containers for each particular decoration.  When I load the dishwasher, everything goes into one big metal box.

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Friday, January 26th, 2024

This week, I’ll continue my ‘80’s streetwear fashion column.  In the 1980’s, Ray-bans was a brand on its way down.  They decided to get busy getting noticed.  A young Tom Cruise wore them in the movie Risky Business and sales shot up from 15,000 in 1980 to 1,500,000 in 1986.  Ta

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Monday, January 22nd, 2024

It seems like an odd thing to say, but music has always been a part of war.  Drums and fifes and songs show up in stories about war, as well as feature films about war.  Patriotic songs are written and sung during and after war.  War and music appear to be a strange juxtapositio

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Friday, January 19th, 2024

Investing in the Future of Kentucky: House budget filed

Plan continues commitment to education, human services, infrastructure, and public safety

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Friday, January 19th, 2024

Senate Bill 24 passes the Senate with bipartisan support

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Friday, January 19th, 2024

We’ve come a long way since the decade of the ‘80’s.  I’ve been watching a series on the ‘80’s that I recorded from Nat Geo called The ‘80’s Top Ten.  There were six episodes in the series.  The first was on ‘80’s fashion.

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