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How did the haunting melody of Taps come into being? You’ll be surprised at the origins of it. Did you know there are words?

Observations on New Zealand

I’m an American. I’m an American living in New Zealand. I have lived here for 612 days. I’ve eaten kiwi fruit, seen kiwis, I have consumed enough lamb chops to stretch – chop to chop – from here to America, I’ve drunken a sufficient amount of local beer to fill the Pacific Basin, I have…