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Paddling in a Pandemic Gets Personal – Chapter 3

By Cecil Hoge I was not to know until the middle of the month how the Pandemic would become personal. It seems that microbes do not discriminate. May 1, 2020 The first day of May in old Setauket began cold … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic – Chapter 2

  By Cecil Hoge April 14, 2020 I have this recurring feeling that I am living in a dream. The only problem is that it is real. It is not some dream that I will awake from after a few … Continue reading

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Paddling in a Pandemic

  By Cecil Hoge Chapter 1 March 14, 2020 On this Saturday, I took the opportunity to go for an early morning paddle. That is easy for me because I live by the water and have a dock about 100 … Continue reading

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Into The 20s We Go

By Cecil Hoge The 2020s began with a bang on January 3rd, 2020. At least, I am assuming it was a bang that accompanied the explosion that killed Qasem Suleimani, the Iranian general that Donald Trump ordered to be targeted … Continue reading

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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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