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  I wish I had a story to post this week, but haven’t had a chance to revisit the past for a while. Modern technology, however, is requiring me to send this test post out because I’ve switched to a different program to distribute the Me & My Shadow blogposts to subscribers. (If  you are […]

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Forbidden Places–Epilogue

As mentioned earlier, I uncovered the history of Chicago’s Municipal TB Sanitarium but learned little about the purpose it served. Guest blogger Dr. Gilberto Gonzalez, a retired general surgeon, offered to fill in the blanks for me. Dr. Gonzalez trained at Mercy Hospital in Chicago for three years, the Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium for one year (1961-62) and […]

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Chasing Away New Technology

We’re on the Internet to find old friends and make new ones who share our interests: books, writing, cooking, crafts, work, politics, humor, parenting, travel. The merging of  traditional content and new formats feels seamless. Except when it doesn’t. At certain times, and winter break is one of those times, being on the Internet is at odds with life. […]

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And You Won't Have to Buy a Thing

  Can you imagine a  blog without a year-end list?  Mine is my favorite website discoveries.  They’ve served me well through a year of loss and change. They seem like the kind of sites that will be around for a while.  Best of all, they’re all free. I’ve divided the list into three categories covering major types of […]

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Three into Four(Square) Doesn't Go

The latest trend in social media is Foursquare, a website that helps people turn their virtual connections into real ones.  You can do this on your own. I do, once a month, when I have lunch with  Elaine Soloway and Bonnie McGrath. I met Elaine hanging out at Danny Miller’s blog in the comments aisle, which usually […]

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