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Category Archives: Politics
A U.S. President’s State of the Union Address was always read by a court clerk rather than the man himself, until Woodrow Wilson took the helm in 1913. Thomas Jefferson, who didn’t much care for public speaking, installed the rule, … Continue reading
This piece concerns three men: John Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Eliot Spitzer, the latter, the former Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo’s disgraced predecessor, who in 2008, stepped down due to his inappropriate sexual conduct rivaling the Marquis de Sade’s. … Continue reading
New York has finally seen the day, without one virus fatality. After all we’ve been through, whoever would have thought. Governor Andrew Cuomo has done his work well, but as he’s already said, it’s not over yet. States that opened … Continue reading
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
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.
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
I dreamt of Bill Hicks last night, a rarity these days. When he first past in 1992, he visited frequently, now not so much. He was on stage in a black hat, and all I remember was the word…REVELATIONS. I … Continue reading
I remember when Woody Allen was asked, what was his favorite word in the English language, and he said, benign. If I were asked that right now, I’d say, temporarily. It’s what all the shops along Madison Avenue have printed … Continue reading
Mother Nature never fails to lessen my fear of things. As I wander through Central Park, she speaks to me through her many representatives. The trees for instance, big and imposing, flirt like green gigolos. “Hey girlfriend,” says a mighty … Continue reading