Category Archives: Politics

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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Freckles

I’m a big reader, as most of you know, having the privilege of belonging to a very special library, with stacks you can roam that remind me of catacombs. You just never know what you’ll find.  In one of my diggings, … Continue reading

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President’s Day 2017

Tomorrow we’re honoring two of our noblest of leaders by closing banks and hosting white sales. George Washington (February 22, 1732), and Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809) I’m sure would be honored to know, in their memory, we all got … Continue reading

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Give Me Your Tired…Your Poor…Your Detained

It’s no secret Donald Trump, the bible still warm from his oath of office, proceeds minus tact nor diplomacy.  I attribute this to not caring what others think of him, an odd trait for any president to have. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Let’s All Attend the 58th Inauguration

On this coming Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump and Micheal R. Pence (let’s hear it for middle initials) will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States of America. It’s big, as always, democracy … Continue reading

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A Quintessential American

 U.S Representative, John Lewis, has always been a man I’ve greatly admired ever since reading his book, Walking With The Wind (1999), about the Civil Rights Movement. I remember watching him stand behind Barack Obama when he took the oath … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson

 This seems to be history week on athingirl.com. since I feel the need to weigh in after seeing the film Jackie, that annoyed me on many levels,  starting with Natalie Portman’s over the top performance, but what I’d like to add … Continue reading

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Trust America

I’ve been reading all about Meryl Streep’s unexpected speech at the Golden Globes.  It surprised me, since her behavior is normally so neutral. She was indirectly, without mentioning his name, railing Donald Trump for allegedly mocking a handicapped journalist, an … Continue reading

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Jackie

The recent film, Jackie, about Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, is getting lots of attention. Seems she never loses her allure, while we remain fascinated by her. The film chronicles the assassination,   along with the pain over losing her husband, as … Continue reading

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