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The (Long) Forgotten War

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 5:52 pm (UTC-4)
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We call the Korean War of 1950-53 “The Forgotten War,” because most Americans were busy buying homes and cars and refrigerators and trying to forget World War II, which had ended a few years earlier. But much longer forgotten is a war whose 200th anniversary we’re marking this week. Not very rousingly, either, except in […]

Tinnissee, Y’all

Posted January 17th, 2011 at 5:01 pm (UTC-4)
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I haven’t written much about my father. That’s because I didn’t know him very well. He split when I was four. That’s a whole story for another time. But I spent a little time with him late in his life, after he had remarried, to a lovely retired schoolteacher whom Carol and I liked very […]

Just the Facts, Maybe

Posted January 5th, 2011 at 1:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Most decent computer document programs include “spell-checker” software on which students and even some professional writers quickly come to rely. As they type away, the spell-checker miraculously sniffs out words that appear to be improperly spelled.  It does this in nanoseconds by comparing each one against its storehouse of correctly spelled words.  For poor or […]

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Ted writes about the thousands of places he has visited and written about as a broadcaster and book author. Ted Landphair’s America often showcases the work of his wife and traveling companion, renowned American photographer Carol M. Highsmith.

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