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AMARILLO BY MORNIN’

by STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com) Reprinted from my blog at travelhoppers.com Many’s the time I’ve been traveling on a lonesome highway in the West and been mesmerized by George Strait’s song about this town tucked away in the Texas Panhandle. Here … Continue reading

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JOEL PLATT: THE WORLD’S BIGGEST SPORTS COLLECTOR

by STEVE WINSTON Reprinted from my article for Visit Florida, the Florida Division of Tourism In 1943, four-year-old Joel Platt’s mother sent him to spend the day at his uncle’s car lot. Little Joel had a ball! He ran from car … Continue reading

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RAISING A TEENAGER IN MY FIFTIES

by STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com)   Reprinted from my blog on fiftyisthenewfifty.com “Just wait,” my friend Tom Wilmer, who’s raised three daughters, said on the phone. “Just wait until she tells you to die.” “Too late, Tom,” I said. “She’s already … Continue reading

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NIGHTS WITH THE FLORIDA PANTHERS

BY STEVE WINSTON Reprinted from my blog at fiftyisthenewfifty.com In a world of unpredictability, there’s always been something weirdly comforting about the Florida Panthers, our National Hockey League team. For example, over the past decade, they’ve been the most consistent team … Continue reading

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ME AND MY CARS

BY STEVE WINSTON Reprinted from my blog on fiftyisthenewfifty.com   Most guys our age can rattle off every car they’ve ever owned. But not me. I’ve owned so many that I can’t remember them all. But I do remember the … Continue reading

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MY DRINKS WITH TEDDY KENNEDY AND GEORGE BUSH

by STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com) Reprinted from My Blog at fiftyisthenewfifty.com Me and Teddy Kennedy As the plane carrying my Dad and I arrived at the gate in Washington, D.C., that day in 1968, everyone crowded into the aisle to get … Continue reading

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IS MEN’S LITERATURE DEAD? YES AND NO

by STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com) Reprinted from my blog at fiftyisthenewfifty.com Chauncey Mabe knows books. And well he should. Mabe was a book critic for The South Florida Sun-Sentinel for 22 years. He’s an accomplished freelance writer and ghostwriter. And his … Continue reading

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THREE DAYS OF PEACE AND MUSIC…MEMORIES OF WOODSTOCK

Three Days of Peace and Music…Memories of Woodstock BY STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com) Reprinted from my blog at fiftyisthenewfifty.com I can still remember that now-famous poster on my wall, that summer of ’69. It was red, with a guitar slung across … Continue reading

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE WORLD?

by STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com) Reprinted from my blog at www.travelhoppers.com On the Hudson River Painters’ Trail, You Can Walk in the Footsteps of Early-America’s Greatest Artists   Some of Early-America’s greatest painters and writers called this one of the most … Continue reading

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HITCHHIKING THROUGH EUROPE

  by STEVE WINSTON (www.stevewinston.com) Reprinted from my blog on www.fiftyisthenewfifty.com The night of my college graduation, my dad drove me to Kennedy Airport. The next morning I landed in Ireland. And spent the better part of three years hitch-hiking … Continue reading

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