Category Archives: History

Thursday Doors–Walk to Javits

Last week, I was in New York for a company meeting. Since we were going down on Wednesday for dinner, I decided to go a few hours early, to visit the exhibit hall of a conference being held at the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–A Few Minutes at Grace Church

“We’re jammed up right now and my partner had to run an errand. Would you mind waiting about 15 minutes?” Normally, if you hear that request from the guy at the hardware store, you sigh and resign yourself to the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Reed/Niland Corner

Not much of a door, but I’m guessing it was a welcome sight back in the 1930s.I spent a few days visiting my brother and my mom in Iowa over the past extended weekend. My brother gave me a short … Continue reading

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Speaking of IBM

If we were having a beer, you would toss the little placard toward me and ask: “Does that thing make any sense?” “Sure, I prefer Yuengling, but what doesn’t make sense about that?” “That thing at the bottom, the hodgepodge … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–CCSU

Central Connecticut State University used to be Central Connecticut State College. Long before that, it was a State Teachers College and before that, it was a Normal School. Whaaaaaat? Yeah, I had to look that up. Of course I went … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Fuller Brush Building

Every now and then, traffic will force me off the highway north of Hartford in search of a “yes it’s slow but at least I’m moving” alternative route into the city. Just barely over the city line, a magnificent piece … Continue reading

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But It’s Hash Day

My blog buddy Dan lives on the west coast, but recently wrote about menu malfunctions in Poland, China and Mexico. He kinda-sorta implied that such things wouldn’t happen here in the good old USofA. He might be right. I don’t … Continue reading

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