Category Archives: inspiration

Those Wacky Presidents Part Three

It’s interesting what stays with you when you read, our noble list of leaders lingering like after dinner mints. Let’s begin with the short of it… James Madison, being only 5’4 weighing less that 100 pounds. Must have been like … Continue reading

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Avenue In The Rain

By Childe Hassam (1859-1935), hung in the Oval Office requested by John F. Kennedy from Washington’s National Gallery, during the 1000 days of his short, but memorable administration.

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I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy

One of my favorite all time films is, Yankee Doodle Dandy. When James Cagney, as George M. Cohan, tap dances down the White House Steps, I’m always up from my chair, tappin along with him. I make no apologizes for … Continue reading

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When God Speaks Through Others

I was having a bad day. There’s a quote from the film, Body Heat, when Ned, played by Bill Hurt, says…sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, I feel like I should wear a hat. It was one disappointment after … Continue reading

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Mewling…A Cry and a Whimper

I use the word mewl a lot when I’m upset over something. Finally, a friend asked, what the hell does mewl mean exactly? Sometimes my affair with language gets out of hand, without me realizing I may sound slightly smug … Continue reading

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Urban History

I didn’t go to college, therefore when I tell a historical tale, it’s without pedantic bells and whistles. But what better way to learn, I say, and a lot more interesting to decipher what you read in your own words. … Continue reading

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4-Legged Loss

Three animal lovers I know have lost pets during this already challenging time. Kate said good bye to Mollie, her beloved kitty. James, next door, Erin, Patrick the cat’s sister. Danny, the florist, who has two Bull Mastiffs, now only … Continue reading

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The New Norm?

How will it be, when we’re finally let out of our cage…when every business reopens, and we can all go back to work. Will life ever be casual again? It’s interesting, the things I miss. The Gap for starters. To … Continue reading

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In Leaf

In leaf is an old English term meaning, in bloom… by the end of April, most trees are in leaf. I love not only the simplicity, but how it sounds, as if it should be put to music. There’s a … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

To get off the subject of the apocalypse for a minute, I found myself chatting with King Midget about books. He’s reading the new Erik Larson on Churchill. I had said, I loved his book, Devil in the White City, … Continue reading

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