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    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: ‘The Nanu-Nanu Birthday Party’

    This week, we’re in San Francisco at a luxurious, Victorian residence located at 2640 Steiner St. for “The Nanu-Nanu Birthday Party.” This was the...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Elements of Style Birthday Party

    The most famous “kettle hole” in America is the setting for “The Elements of Style Birthday Party.” It was formed by retreating glaciers 10,000-12,000...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Greatest Birthday Party on Earth

    “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages…welcome to “The Greatest Birthday Party on Earth!” The circus is about to begin!  Let our joy-givers lead you...

    365 JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Yankee Doodle Birthday Party

    This week, we are in Manhattan’s famed Duffy Square between Broadway and Seventh Avenue for “The Yankee Doodle Birthday Party.” The décor centerpiece is...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Accent on Fun Birthday Party

    When we arrive at “The Accent on Fun Birthday Party,” we hear women speaking in the next room. Judging by all the accents, it...

    Where my dad taught me: A photography series

    This spring at a yard sale, St. Bernard Abbey was selling some outdated student desks. My dad had been a professor at the college,...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Printer’s Ink Birthday Party

    Hearst Castle, aka “San Simeon,” is a National Historic Landmark in California built on 40,000 acres of privately owned, Hearst family property. All the...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The Borscht Belt Comedy Birthday Party

    Ladies and germs, STOP ME if you’ve heard this joke. “Three Jewish mothers are sitting on a bench, arguing over which one’s son loves...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The USO Show Birthday Party

    The USO (United Services Organization) was created early in World War II to provide “home away from home” for everyone in our military. The...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The West Less Traveled Birthday Party

    John Wayne’s last movie, “The Shootist,” was scheduled for filming in El Paso, Texas but “The Duke,” changed the script to move production near...