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Me, you and your bucket list

This is for you as well as me.  I would love to hear from you (comment on this blog) about one or two things you would like to do or see before you die. YOUR TURN. What is on your bucket list? Or your questions. Or give me your whole list. Too much of everyone's day is taken up with minutia, too many smart or smart-alec people taking up our time and our lives. It's good that they're smart, and…

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Intrigue

Cape Hatteras during the Civil War had some daring exploits. The Rebs had it, the Yankees had it. In late August 1861the Union won the  Battle of Fort Hatteras and Fort Clark, both Confederate forts near Hatteras Inlet, was a pivotal win for the Union. The Union attack signified many firsts in the war: the first combined Army and Navy operation, the first amphibious assault, and the first African American gun crew to fire on Confederates. The Rebels removed the 1000 crystal Fresnel lamp…