Category Archives: History

Urban Hike

Several weeks ago, I used the doors at the Riverside Park Boat House for my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors series. In that post, I talked about how the Hartford Riverside Recapture agency has done a great job of bringing … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Denslow House

How many things can you accomplish with one blog post? At least three. I chose today’s door because it looks good in black and white. This allows me to complete the black and white five-day photo challenge that Cordelia’s Mom … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Lockkeeper’s House

I did manage to get out in the light rain and walk around Washington, DC long enough to add to my stock of door photos. You’re probably thinking “you spent time walking around our Nation’s Capital and this is the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Hazardville Institute

These are the doors to a success story in north-central Connecticut. In the mid-1800s, Col Augustus Hazard donated land at the corner of Hazard Avenue and North Maple Street (in an area of Enfield, CT that would become known as … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Selden Brewer House

There aren’t many interesting doors on my daily commute. I guess if I am going to continue with this series, I’m going to have to get out and do some exploring or start taking the long way to work. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens’ Other Mystery

Earlier this week, I was part of a small group of businessmen meeting with a professor from one of our State Universities. We will be serving as mentors in one of his classes this semester. After the meeting was over, … Continue reading

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We Used To Could Do That

I’m not from the South but I lived there for a year. I wish I could get away with using the expression in the title and its companion expression “might could” but that might make the grammar police who follow … Continue reading

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