Category Archives: History

A Flat Fourth of July

Despite our dear President’s tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue like a bad action film, the 4th seems to be down several quarts; poignancy commemorating freedom on the lam. Makes me think of Teddy, our 26th President, when he sent the … Continue reading

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Stand Up For Your Writer

I write by ear, therefore make many mistakes, grammatically and then some. It doesn’t mean I’m a bad writer. This took me a long time to learn. People love to make you feel inept and stupid because according to the … Continue reading

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Tweeting History

You know how much I love American History, regaling it at every opportunity.  It’s what keeps me calm during our present, being able to tiptoe back to consult with our noble predecessors. When I recently was told to shut-up by … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach…May 31, 2019

12 dead in Virginia Beach. Been hearing in my head the song Neil Young wrote about the Kent State shooting on May 4, 1970… 4 dead in Ohio, though there’s no connection. Well, that’s not exactly true. Guns are guns, … Continue reading

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They Were Soldiers

I’m very patriotic honoring the past, patient with the future, proud to be an American no matter what’s presently going on. I’m a soldier’s daughter after all. My dad served during the Second World War in the Royal Air Force … Continue reading

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It’s Cause Ah’ Read, Baba’

Someone sent me a personal email asking how I know so much after reading my post…Things You May Not Know. At first I thought it must be code for, wanna have a cuppa coffee, since, what a silly question. But … Continue reading

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Mornings On Horseback

I’ve just finished David McCullough’s book, Mornings On Horseback (1981) about a young, romantic Theodore Roosevelt. The by-line reads: The Story Of An Extraordinary Family, A Vanished Way of Life And The Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. What inspires … Continue reading

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By the People

I’ve been thinking about our 45th President, perusing his latest Tweets that have become so commonplace, they drone like Muzak on an elevator. It reminds me of FDR’s Fireside Chats, when Americans would gather round their radios to listen to … Continue reading

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A Few Things I Know

My friend Ed and I were discussing regrets over not being more attentive to friends who are no longer here. He felt sad over an actor he knew he hadn’t stayed in touch with, who died. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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Washington Schlepped Here

 A favorite little book of mine by Christopher Buckley (2003…152 pages) who takes you on a walking tour through Washington D.C.. Each time I pick it up there’s something I missed the last time, like when he strolls along The … Continue reading

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