Author Archives: Cecil Hoge

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James Shewan – My Great Grandfather

By Cecil Hoge On my mother’s side I come from a sea-faring family. I have already written something about my mother’s father, Edwin Shewan, in my blog story entitled “Grandpa Gets Busted“. In that story I told about some of my … Continue reading

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It Was The Music – Volume #4 – 1965 to 1967

    By Cecil Hoge In Volume #3 of this series within my blog, I had finally managed to get back in college after flunking out. The process had not been easy – two years in flunking out takes a lot … Continue reading

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It Was The Music – Volume 3 – 1963 to 1965

By Cecil Hoge In the last blog story on music in my life, I predicted that I would flunk out of college. Guess what? By the end of my second year at the University of Virginia, I did flunk out. … Continue reading

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On The Possible Corruption or Disruption of the Internet

By Cecil Hoge My father was a man of media. That was in our family blood. My grandfather had an advertising agency in New York City during the early 1900s. It was called Huber Hoge Inc. and it was specialized … Continue reading

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In Praise of Thanksgiving

  By Cecil Hoge In this dynamic, disconcerting, dyslexic, deluded, deficient, dysfunctional, dismal, delightful, decadent digital age, it is nice to think that there are still some normal family traditions that prevail. One of them is Thanksgiving. My wife prepares … Continue reading

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The City After Many A Year

By Cecil Hoge It has been some time since I visited New York City for more than a few hours at a time. In the last several years I have visited Chinese, Korean and other American cities more often and … Continue reading

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Breaking News: I Talk to Swans – Charles and Monique Tell All

By Cecil Hoge For 20 years or so I have been trying to talk to swans. They seem very intelligent and it was natural to me to try and communicate in some manner. In the process of paddling several days … Continue reading

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