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The American Cranberry Posted by on Nov 17, 2017

Consider the cranberry. Grown primarily in North America, the cranberry, with its vibrant ruby color, is the festive, decorative heart of the Thanksgiving table. Many, if not most, American homes will have some representation of the cranberry present during the final six weeks of the year. Despite its high acidity, it will be consumed by…

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A Short Visit to the Big Apple (Part One) Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

A Short Visit to the Big Apple (Part One)

New York City is without a doubt the most famous city in the USA and the most popular for tourists. The Big Apple receives over 60 million tourists every year, who come to see the sights and soak up the culture. In such a big city with so much to do, it’s best if you…

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What You Need to Know About You Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

You is one of the most frequently-used words in our language, but everything about it can seem bewilderingly complex. Any native speaker of English understands that the personal pronoun you can be either singular or plural, and a subject or an object of a sentence. Unfortunately, to distinguish which usage is intended, it is imperative…

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48 Hours in New York City (Part Two) Posted by on Nov 9, 2017

48 Hours in New York City (Part Two)

With only 48 hours in New York City, you have no choice but to make them both busy days. After visiting Central Park and Times Square on day one, there’s lots more to do. Our second day takes in the views of the Statue of Liberty, Washington Square Park, the High Line, and so much…

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Phil Ochs, American Balladeer Posted by on Nov 6, 2017

“My pen won’t pour out a lyric line when I’m gone So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here”   This blog occasionally pays tribute to notable influencers of the English language and its culture. Today we’ll explore a lesser-known, but astonishingly talented and complicated individual – Phil Ochs. In the 1960s…

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