Tag Archives: History

Presidential Material

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time reading and writing about Mark Twain (ie, Seriously Funny People, 3/15/18, and Mark Twain: Humor and Wisdom, 3/28/18). He had great hair, including a mustache. I’ve pictured him in both articles. It made … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Looks at America

Fall has arrived. Another school year has begun. The leaves are changing color. And PBS has shown another Ken Burns documentary to entertain and enlighten their audience. Ken Burns’ Mother died when he was 11. Later, a psychologist told him: … Continue reading

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The Name Game, 2

    This topic may be familiar to you. The first “The Name Game” was posted by me on this blog on December 4, 2016. So, back by (my) popular demand is another edition. The instructions are the same, but … Continue reading

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Paris, 1946

“America’s Greatest Generation” was Tom Brokaw’s term to describe the people who endured the Great Depression and fought in WWII. My parents were part of that generation. Recently, I rediscovered a small box of my Father’s possessions (he died in … Continue reading

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A Photographer’s Work

  Think of a famous photographer. Who is it? Ansel Adams? Robert Capa? Henri Cartier-Bresson? Gordon Parks? Someone else famous who leaps to mind (eg, Eisenstaedt, Steichen, Stieglitz, Weston)? What do they have in common? They are all men. Now, … Continue reading

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LONDON MAIL

Periodically, a long lost letter is found and belatedly delivered to the addressee who is taken by surprise.  Pleasantly, it is hoped.  (Your friend and mine, Marc Kuhn, wrote a novel based upon such an occurrence.  It’s worth your reading … Continue reading

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Another (Omni)bus Is Available

What is an “Omnibus” and what is Ron’s like? Is it anything like the Volkswagen minivan of the 1960s and 1970s? Is it a multi-purpose personal transportation and hauling vehicle? (Eg, the family’s main personal carrier in the 2006 film, … Continue reading

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