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Deck Log Entry # 240 Requiem for a Son

Eleven years ago, I wrote how my wife was a woman of steel in dealing with the death of her father.  As painful as it is, that’s the way of…

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Deck Log Entry # 239 Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

From Cheryl and myself, to all of you, our fondest wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving Day, and many more of them!

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4 Nov 25
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Deck Log Entry # 238 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Cape and Cowl Contest . . . Answers!

O.K., pencils down!   This quiz proved more challenging to you folks than I thought it would.  You see, Jeff of Earth-J’s instincts were sp…

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4 Aug 5
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Deck Log Entry # 237 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Cape and Cowl Contest

When I was a lad, there were certain events you could count on happening every year, no matter what.  The annual showing of The Wizard of O…

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36 Jul 18
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Deck Log Entry # 236 Merry Christmas 2021!

Seven years ago, I told you the story of the Christmas Truce of World War I.   This is the other World War I Christmas story.   By the time…

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8 Dec 27, 2021
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Deck Log Entry # 235 Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

It was about fifteen years ago.  The last week of November was near, and the Good Mrs. Benson and her sister were bemoaning the approach of…

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9 Nov 30, 2021
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Deck Log Entry # 233 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII

"Life," said comic-strip writer Allen Saunders, "is what happens to us while we are making other plans."  (Yes, I know that line has been a…

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36 Nov 9, 2021
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Deck Log Entry # 232 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part Two

Previously, in "The New Superman":   After a deadly green comet robs Superman of his powers, his hand-picked successor, Ar-Val of Kandor, t…

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21 Sep 13, 2021
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Deck Log Entry # 234 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII . . . Answers!

Three . . . two . . . one . . . time's up!   Every time I put one of these quizzes together, I try to determine which question will cause y…

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3 Sep 3, 2021
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From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 31 A Real Pal

Philip José Farmer once wrote, “It’s lonely to be a superman; it’s far more lonely to be a superboy.”   He was speaking of Clark “Doc” Sava…

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4 May 22, 2021
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