Category Archives: Politics

Charlottesville, Virginia August 12, 2017

When General George Edward Pickett (1825-1875)  led his doomed division in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1865 on the last day of this famous battle famously known as Pickett’s Charge, mounted majestically on his horse, he hollered… Up men to your … Continue reading

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First Family History

I picked up a book called, First Families (2005), by Bonnie Angelo, that’s filled with fascinating facts of the men, along with their wives and children, who’ve lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.    I loved knowing Teddy Roosevelt, my favorite president, … Continue reading

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John McCain…Eternal Hero

As I sat in a cafe reading in the New York Times that Arizona Senator, John McCain, is suffering from aggressive brain cancer, I began to cry. A teenage boy seated near me asked what was wrong. My first impulse … Continue reading

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God Bless America

I warn you, this is not one of my slaphappy posts. I’m here, stunned into silence after going to the 9/11 Museum downtown. A friend asked, what possessed me? Well, I always wanted to go since, being a survivor of … Continue reading

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Independence Day…2017

 The 4th of July makes me think of many things. Cookouts at my Auntie Ida’s, chicken sizzling on the grill. A trash can filled with ice cold Coca-Colas, my mother’s famous potato salad served in a bright green bowl. White … Continue reading

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Curious Thoughts

The way the world is complaining about the heat. Doesn’t it remember bitching about the cold not that long ago?  And how lucky are we to have air-conditioning and ceiling fans where many unfortunates don’t even have water to cool … Continue reading

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Bobby…Los Angeles, California June 6, 1968

 Today is 49 years since Bobby Kennedy left us, courtesy of an assassin’s bullet, and coincidently, the 73rd Anniversary of D-Day. I happen to be a big RFK fan, even having his picture framed on my window sill. One could … Continue reading

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JFK at 100

That’s the one good thing about dying young, you still look pretty good, and how uncanny to have May 29 of this very special milestone, fall on Memorial Day. I’ll bet he would have smiled at that. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Remembering Jackie

It was May, 1994, when I was coming home through Central Park, wondering why there were so many news trucks along Fifth Avenue. I had yet to learn, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, better known to the world, as just Jackie, had … Continue reading

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Stand By Your Man

 I was perusing through a book about the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), and the page I opened to, was about his wife, Adrienne. During France’s revolution, called the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), that didn’t do justice to the horrors that … Continue reading

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