Tag: Independence Day

It’s hard to go home again.

You Can’t Go Home Again is a great American novel by Thomas Wolfe, published in 1940.  The novel tells the story of George Webber, a novice author, who writes a book that turns out to be filled with references to his hometown of Libya Hill, which was actually Asheville, North Carolina. The book was an unqualified…

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Fireworks!!

Summertime and the livin’ is… George Gershwin Once upon a time, the very first fireworks were concocted in a cooking pot: cooked up by a Chinese cook in her kitchen. At least, so the legend goes. Apparently the combustible ingredients were right there in her spice cabinet: saltpeter, charcoal, sulfur, and a dash of who…

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