Category Archives: war

Did You Know…The Love Edition

When singer Johnny Cash was asked, how his marriage to June Carter lasted for 35 years, he said without pause…separate bathrooms. The journalist, Jimmy Breslin, gave the eulogy for his wife, Rosemary, the mother of his 6 children, when she … Continue reading

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What Will Be?

My life looks nothing like the one I had a year ago right before the virus hit. It feels as if I’m living someone else’s, having no clue how to get the old one back. I remember working downtown on … Continue reading

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Did You Know…American Civil War Edition

At 4:30 a.m. on April 12th, 1861, the American Civil War began. Four years later on April 9th, 1865, after 620,000 men mostly boys many between the ages of 13 and 17 died, ended. President Abraham Lincoln being told, there … Continue reading

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War Is Hell

I was perusing Bruce Catton’s classic book, Surrender at Appomattox, when I came across William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous quote, war is hell. After accepting the pandemic as a foreign enemy we just can’t see, I’ve concluded, it sure is. Seems … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

When you come out of Union Station in Washington D.C., the first thing you see is the U.S. Capitol, beaming, across the sky. At Christmas, it’s even lit up.  During the American Civil War (1861-1865), President Abraham Lincoln insisted, the … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

Eleanor Roosevelt was a hair under six feet tall, and the first, First Lady (1933-1945) to ever ride in an airplane. Wonder if she bumped her head. In 1921, President Warren Harding’s Airedale Terrier, Laddie Boy, was the first White … Continue reading

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Voting 6 Feet Apart

The drum roll has begun. Why does this presidential election feel more like the apocalypse than a Democracy?  Hell if I know. Rather than noble Americans, we’re more like the Jets and Sharks in West Side Story, the way we’ve … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

You’re expecting me to say Oreos or mashed potatoes. Not that I don’t love them, but a day or so ago, when I wasn’t feeling my particular best, went to my trusty book shelf and took down The Killer Angels, … Continue reading

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Did You Know?…Noir Edition

During the editing of Ken Burns’s epic film, The Civil War, when they came to the part where Abraham Lincoln gets shot at Ford’s Theater, he and his colleagues sat there, not wanting to lay the track for the sound … Continue reading

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General Andrew Cuomo

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

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