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My Last Trip to Asia

By Cecil Hoge In November 2019, I returned from my last trip to Asia. I began visiting Asia in 1973, starting with Tiawan, Hong Kong and Japan. In the 70s and 80s I went to Asia every few years and … Continue reading

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Montauk in the Time of Trump and Tariffs

By Cecil Hoge My wife and I planned a quiet escape to Montauk this summer. That is not really the world’s most distant vacation, considering the fact that Montauk is only about 72 miles from our home in Setauket, Long … Continue reading

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Some Further Thoughts on Milton Joseph Cunningham and His Impact on American History

  By Cecil Cunningham Hoge It is not often that you can say that a relative of your family affected the course of history in the United States. My great grandfather, Milton Joseph Cunningham, did affect the course of history … Continue reading

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Milton Joseph Cunningham – Attorney General of Louisiana & Landowner

  By Cecil Hoge I have to admit I did not see this coming. When I began writing this blog, I believed that my mother’s side of the family was the richer, more disreputable side of the family while my … Continue reading

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Big Changes Is Coming and They Ain’t All Good

By Cecil Hoge In early January 2019 I headed down to a trade show in Nashville. It has been some time since I visited that town. Forty three years ago, if my sometimes faulty memory is correct. I will say the town … Continue reading

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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 out of … 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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