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Who Was Bessie Coleman?

Who was Bessie Coleman? Bessie Coleman was a pilot. When she was born in...

Paul Robeson’s Proud Valley

As the shadows of World War II were beginning to cast long shadows over...

Allen Toussaint: Six of the Best

Six of the Best: Allen Toussaint. Andy Royston picks a half dozen...

Slim Gaillard

It was at a free concert on London’s South Bank; one of the many...

Who Was Butterfly McQueen?

Who was Butterfly McQueen? I love old movies yet I have to admit  that...

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman Did you know that Percy...

My old friend Malcolm X

A teenage Andy Royston picked up a copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X...

Rockin’ Roots: Maybellene by Chuck Berry

It was a spring day in Chicago’s South Side, just off 47th St, then...

Taking The Rap – When Broward got Nasty

”It is an appeal to dirty thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect...

Bessie Smith ~ Empress of the Blues

Bessie Smith ~ Empress of the Blues. Bessie Smith would have been the first...

Who Was MaVynee Betsch??

Who was MaVynee Betsch, the Beach Lady? She was born into high society. Her...

Gonna Be Alright – A Tribute to Abram Wilson

An appreciation of Abram Wilson, written by Andy Royston. All photos by...

Florida’s Finest: Cannonball Adderley

How The Cannonball Got His Name. The first in a series of profiles of...

Accentuate the Positive – The language of Louise Bennett

Accentuate the Positive – The language of Louise Bennett. Back in my...

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday: The Voice of a Genius On April 7th, 2016 Billie Holiday, if...

Giant Heart Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie

Giant Heart Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie I made this giant heart cookie...

Quick Vegetable Beef Soup

Quick Vegetable Beef Soup This hearty Vegetable Beef Soup can be varied with...

An Interview with Shinichi Mine of Tabieats

Shinichi Mine of Tabieats has developed quite a following both for his...

Vegetable Soup With Zucchini Noodles

Enjoy noodle soup without pasta, courtesy of the Spiral Slicer. At last, a...

Burns’ Night: Scottish celebration

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Bacon Pea Soup

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Meat Lover’s Minestrone

I’ve always loved the Italian soup, Minestrone. The word itself means...

Ham and Bean Soup for Dinner Tonight

Ham and Bean Soup for Dinner Tonight Leftover ham after the latest holiday?...

Langoustine Bisque

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Lentil Bean Soup

Lentil Bean Soup Lentil beans are so good for us. They, along with other...

Easy red lentil soup

Quick & easy red lentil soup This is simply delicious. Although the soup...

Wurst Soup Recipe

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Hot breakfast treat recipe

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Baked Brie Cheese

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Quiche for Christmas

Quiche for Christmas What’s versatile enough, filling enough, and...

Who’s Flying Your Plane?

Meet Kate McWilliams and Luke Elsworth I remember many years ago hearing a...

Frank Stranahan

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Easier Travel is The Goal Today’s traveler is looking for ways to...

The Digital Luggage Scale, Essential for Travel

Weigh your Luggage Before You Leave Home Every airline traveler needs one of...

Why Airbnb is not Illegal

Airbnb is not illegal – anywhere. It seems that everyone has been...

The Kinzua Dam: A Fall Destination

Fall will be upon us. Sunny cool days and the leaves will be turning so many...

Labor Day, Small Town Americana

Pioche, Nevada. Even in our hectic modern times, there are still small towns...

Visiting Our National Parks; A Walk into the Past

Visiting Our National Parks; A Walk into the Past. Someone recently asked me...

Why is Fort Lauderdale called Fort Liquordale?

Why is Fort Lauderdale nicknamed Fort Liquordale? When I first came to live...

Spotlight on Rome: (Part 2)

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Organizing and Packing a Rucksack

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Yorkshire is a Champion Place to Visit!

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Why Airbnb is Good for Local Businesses

Does Airbnb (or similar) help the local community? We all know that the...

What To Do in Rome

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