Tag Archives: Winston Churchill

Staying the Course

A friend of mine put it well…these are unprecedented times. I’ll say. If these 5 months have taught me anything it’s, I know nothing of what’s to come. New York is like a war zone as you make your way … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

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

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Perseverance, a Persistent Word.

 Perseverance is a noun, meaning, to do something despite delay in reaching a personal goal. Tenacity, diligence, dedication…to be relentless and single-minded…having determination and staying power. It reminds me of a friend’s email address…dedicated always. To have tunnel vision regardless … Continue reading

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Why I Read

I just finished a book of New Yorker profiles by John Lahr called Show and Tell (2000).  They were no more than 40 pages long, more like 30 ranging from Woody Allen to Frank Sinatra, David Mamet and Bob Hope … Continue reading

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On The Books

I just finished a book called Darling Monster…a collection of intimate correspondence Lady Diana Manners Cooper wrote to her only son, John Julius (now 85), between the years 1939-1952    beautifully edited by him. It was given to me by … Continue reading

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The Imperfect Susannah B.

As you know I write every day no matter what else is going on in my life. It brings me lots of joy. That said, I’m always mortified whenever I make a mistake. In Monday’s post I spelled the word … Continue reading

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