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From a Distance, There is IRONY!


Remember the beautiful Bette Midler song, "From A Distance?" If not, listen to it here!

The lyrics proclaim that the world, and we who inhabit the earth, are actually one. And that despite any differences among us, from a distance, there is harmony. Beautiful.

But from a distance, there's also IRONY! Outsiders can sometimes point out our quirks and foibles better than anyone else. Annoying? You bet. Funny? Absolutely!

The British-born illustrator and humorist (or as the Brits would write, "humourist") Tim Bulmer has prepared two detailed whimsical map illustrations filled with the humoristic irony that only distance can provide.

What's more, they have been rendered into challenging but fun 1000-piece puzzles which will keep you cozily occupied and chuckling on the least hospitable of winter days.

Check out his Illustrated Map of the USA. If you're a New Yorker, or one at heart, you'll love the Illustrated Map of NYC

Give one or both a try and get 10% off with coupon code: IRONY thru Dec 1, 2020.

How to Have a Happy History Buff

Do you know a history buff?If you do, why not treat him or her to a fascinating walk through the major events of last century? We'll provide the discount if you provide the buff!American War HistoryChoose any one of our beautifully bound newspaper books and add your history buff's name gold-embossed on the cover!Each book contains [...]

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Order Early, Order Often

It is not just election season, its shopping season too. Given the state of the world, we'd do well to adapt the tongue-in-cheek advice first offered in 1858, "Vote Early, Vote Often" to a new purpose: online gift ordering. So we'd like to encourage you to Order Early and Order as Often as you'd like by offering some insight and [...]

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October is Frightful, but September is to Blame

In the Fall, my father always warns me to prepare myself for the frightful times ahead. He's not referring to Halloween, however. As a long time amatuer investor, he has learned first hand of the gut-wrenching, rollercoaster volatility that October brings to the stock market. He reminds me not to panic -- or sell -- [...]

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National What Week?!

You may not have noticed, but it has already arrived! The 80th annual National Newspaper Week started Sunday and continues until Saturday October 10th -- a date that will be celebrated as "Newspaper Carrier Day!" What a week!Each year National Newspaper Week has a theme. This year its "America Needs Journalists" with an emphasis on [...]

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An Annoying Anniversary

Computer bugs are really annoying!When one of my devices experiences a glitch, I can quickly become agitated. Forgetting about the innumerable ways that computers and phones have eased our lives, I start reminiscing about "the good old days" when no bugs existed.I have just learned, however, that even in the low tech world of yesteryear [...]

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What's the Most Popular Date for Birthdays?

Over the past six months we've heard a LOT about the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC for short.It turns out that -- aside from tracking instances of COVID-19 -- the CDC also tracks birth rates by month. And, according to the CDC August is the most popular month for birthdays! How hot [...]

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Puzzled? You're Not Alone!

There's a season for everything and this is most certainly the season for politics.As if politics doesn't already dominate the news, there's back to back Party Conventions, with the Democratic National Convention this week followed by the Republican National Convention next week (followed by a couple of months of even MORE politics as the election [...]

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Buying Used Cars

Now deep into summer during a year that most of us would probably like to forget, let's talk about something else that you'd probably prefer NOT to be reminded of -- the process of buying a used car.  Everyone knows that purchasing a brand new car entails none of the gut wrenching decisions that buying a [...]

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Summer? It's Here!

After months of lockdowns, new normals and incessant blah blah about the word that starts with "C," its time break out and start thinking about the the real "SEA" because summer is here!Over the long weekend, multitudes hit the beaches, lakefronts, shorelines and any area that would provide a little outdoorsy respite from the confines [...]

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