Get Out of Town

The Frenchman Jules Verne wrote the novel in 1873, and two movie adaptations have been made (1956, 2004). In fact, the 1956 film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The story? Around the World in 80 Days, of course! It’s the story of Phileas Fogg of London and his valet who accept a £20,000 wager—a challenge to travel around the world in 80 days.

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An Inward Inventory

A century ago, rural America shopped at crossroads grocery stores or small-town general stores. The shelves of those stores were not always full; you couldn’t depend on what you needed being in stock. Inventory was managed with paper and pencil. Orders to suppliers might be called in by telephone or given in person to a traveling sales representative who stopped by periodically.

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Love Lost: Our Missing Identity

Prior to 2016, if you were a native of Cleveland, Ohio, involved in a discussion of sports with a group of new friends, you received sympathy. The city is home to three professional sports franchises—basketball, baseball, and football. Through 2015, those teams had gone 147 combined seasons without a national championship. Clevelanders self-identified as losers when it came to professional sports.

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Love Letters – A Bridegroom’s Letter

The husbands and wives who gave their all to the founding of the fledgling republic called the United States of America paid a dear price for their service— especially those among the leaders of the first Continental Congress. John Adams was one who endured long months of separation from his wife, Abigail, and their children. Massachusetts was their home, but the demands of statehood kept him in Philadelphia for lengthy ...

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