Tag Archives: The Civil War

Look, It’s Traveller (Lincoln review)

Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorite heroes in history. (he’s reading in this photograph) I’ve read so many books about him that it feels as though I knew him so when Daniel Day-Lewis first appears on screen in Lincoln, … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned From The West Wing

I’m here humming Hail To The Chief.  I thought this was a perfect day to post this now that the election is over. It also made me remember why I loved The West Wing so much. Watching how the government … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

I’m here battening down the hatches awaiting Mr. Frankenstorm, aka Sandy, who has now been delayed till tomorrow (meaning today). I guess he stopped off someplace, the little unpredictable windbag that he is. It was right around this time last … Continue reading

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Wet and Wild

Last Friday when I was running the skies completely opened. When you find yourself in the middle of Central Park and it suddenly pours there’s nothing you can do except keep going. There isn’t even an awning you can huddle under … Continue reading

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Soldier To Soldier

I like to think of myself as patriotic, but as I said to my friend Ed, then why am I always getting out of jury duty? He told me how he watched a film that had a platoon of soldiers … Continue reading

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Would You Please Shut-Up

Why do women talk so much? I was accosted this morning by a band of them walking in a long row like Picket’s Charge. On top of that they were talking over one another; imagine a pile of radios blasting … Continue reading

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The War Between Nature

I was shocked at what happened to the trees during Saturday’s storm. The way they looked on their sides resting on lifeless limbs made me want to cry. All I could think of were Mathew Brady’s famous photographs taken at … Continue reading

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In Titled

I already wrote about the power of names where dogs were concerned (9/07) but now I’ve moved onto kids. On the Upper East Side in particular, the names that parents saddle their children with are downright criminal. What brought this … Continue reading

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“Waugh, waugh, waugh,” said Miss Scarlet

On the heels of the ten year anniversary of 9/11, I began to think a lot about history, our history, and how many Americans sadly, are not acquainted with it. I was one of those Americans until, over 20 years … Continue reading

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Kindle This

I’ve made no bones over how much I love to read (8/25) however, I just completed the heaviest most cumbersome book I have ever read called, “A World On Fire” the new Civil War epic, by Amanda Foreman. Her 807 … Continue reading

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