Tag Archives: World War II

The Tiers of History

As I’m rereading a book about Mickey Mantle, I don’t recall the problems he had had with Joe DiMaggio, who, as The Mick was beginning his career, Joltin Joe was ending his. I also don’t remember what a light touch … Continue reading

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Frankly Speaking

No, I’m not about to give a confession. Frank was my father’s name, or Frankie to those who loved him, which now explains why my mother called him Frank. I remember the night after not seeing or even speaking for … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, 2014

I wanted to write something to commemorate the day, but what exactly. Should it be on the Civil War….Vietnam? Maybe I should honor Washington, or Teddy. What about U.S. Grant? Then it hit me. I should write a reverent remembrance … 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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One Father’s Day

I don’t talk much about my father who died of psoriasis of the liver when I was 18. I want to say right out of the gate there was a lot more to him than his on and off drinking … 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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The Pursuit Of Pain

This is another one of my book reviews so as you can see I’ve been doing lots of reading. Come to find out after careful tallying I read 60 books in 2011. That’s what happens when you don’t have a … Continue reading

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