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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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The Age of Buffalo Chips

By Cecil Hoge My brother, who happens to be almost 30 years younger than me, is under the impression that my generation was worthless and the source of many of today’s problems. My generation, according to my brother, was composed … Continue reading

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It Was The Music – Volume #2 – 1960-1963

By Cecil Hoge In 1960 things were changing in the country fast. Blacks were integrating luncheonettes and riding buses in the front. Protest marches were beginning and some blacks were getting shot. John F. Kennedy was in the process of … Continue reading

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It Was The Music – Volume # 1 – 1953-1959

  By Cecil Hoge In the early 1950s, when I was growing up in Bellport, Long Island, there was not much happening in the music world. I remember one popular song of that day. “How Much is that Doggie in … Continue reading

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Moses Drury Hoge – Preacher to the Confederacy During The Disunion

By Cecil Hoge I have mentioned on this blog that I come from a long line of preachers and pirates. In “Grandpa Gets Busted”, I discussed the pirate side of my family, citing my grandfather, Edwin Shewan, who repaired ships … Continue reading

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On Time and Travel

By Cecil Hoge I started traveling at a young age. At least that is what I am told. I went to Chicago at the age of one and half to meet my rich aunt Nan. I do not remember many details of … Continue reading

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