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Wordish Wednesday 06/01/11 -- American Gothic Dentist in Montclair

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Churches of New Jersey #2: Presbyterian Church on the Green, Morristown

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Wordish Wednesday 05/18/11: Morristown Green Statues

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The Morristown Green is a town square that has played a very important part of the legend of historic Morristown, New Jersey, since 1715. It has seen military encampments and even public executions. It is currently a public park where many cultural events take place.

Churches of New Jersey #1: Morristown United Methodist Church

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I think churches are some of the most fascinating buildings in any town, partially because they tend to be the oldest buildings. You rarely see churches torn down. They also tend to be lovingly maintained, and since they are old, the architecture of the buildings is very interesting.

Wordless Wednesday 05/11/11--Tilting Tulips

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Why are these tulips tilting to the side? I think it is because they are in the shade and they were trying to get to the sun!

Phoebe Snow 1950-2011

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Sadly, the great singer Phoebe Snow died recently. Phoebe grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and graduated from Teaneck High School. Phoebe was a marvelous singer with a very distinctive voice and great range. She had a big hit with "Poetry Man" in 1975:  But that year also saw the birth of her daughter, who was born with severe brain damage. Phoebe elected to stay home with her daughter, thus slowing the progress of her career. She did, however, sing on commercials, and sometimes make public appearances and sing with her friends.  There is a charming story by a friend of Phoebe's on The Huffington Post . You can read it here. You will really be missed, Phoebe . . .

Wordless/ful Wednesday 05/03/11 -- Kip's Castle in Verona/Montclair

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Kip's Castle, which is located partly in Verona and partly in Montclair, has an interesting history. The "castle" was originally built over 100 years ago by a wealthy industrialist, but by the 1980's a weird cult was living there, much to the chagrin of local residents.