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September 30th, 2009

When I was young the favorite fall activity was attending the Springfield Fair. Officially the Eastern States Exposition, it was (and is) a surrogate state fair for the six New England colonies, each of which is too tiny to mount a state fair of midwestern proportions. For reasons I cannot explain, I had never been….
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September 23rd, 2009

I seldom go to car shows these days. Somehow, rows upon rows of muscle cars or Corvettes leave me somewhat jaded. I’d rather spend my time pursuing some arcane corner of automotive history. Last Sunday, however, was the annual show put on by the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce, not far from my Connecticut….
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September 10th, 2009

At first glance this may look like a Ford convertible without its skin. That’s because it is a Ford convertible without its skin – the very heart and soul of a Ford Sportsman, actually. It’s tempting to assume the Sportsman was a response to Chrysler’s wonderful wood Town & Country, but actually the T&C and….
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Serendipity: n. An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
“They were always making discoveries, by accident and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.”
Horace Walpole, The Three Princes of Serendip
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