Reading Time: < 1 minute The French have been singing this anthem since 1792. Free people will fight back in every way they can when despots seek to become their masters.Read More ‘Marchons, marchons!’
Reading Time: 2 minutes MGM made FDR’s 1942 Fireside Chat on inflation into a propaganda short. The devil is still in the details.Read More ‘Inflation’ — The movie
Reading Time: 2 minutes Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library may be surprised that the man who held together the North and South is admired in the East as he is in the West.Read More Abe Lincoln in China?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Abraham Lincoln had two faces: A gentle, humorous right side and a “primitive” left side. Doctors explain why.Read More The two faces of Honest Abe
Reading Time: < 1 minute The simplest solution to avoid the whole pronoun identity problem is to avoid the third person singular entirely. Each person has a name. Use it.Read More Those pesky personal pronouns
Reading Time: 2 minutes A bit of serendipity brought us the opportunity to visit the home of composer Leroy Anderson, now open as a museum in Woodbury, Connecticut.Read More A musical legacy
Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s a lighthearted view of what it’s like to work at Bubble Wrap Brand headquarters, as depicted by one of Sealed Air’s problem-solving mechanical engineers.Read More Happy Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!
Reading Time: 2 minutes – ON WRITING -November is a rotten time to be attempting such a feat. It’s a short month, filled with distractions. During the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, for example, people who actually have lives might be living them.Read More NaNoWriMo wrap-up
Reading Time: < 1 minute – ON WRITING – With about two-thirds of the words completed in three-quarters of the time allotted, I’m falling behind pace and it’s time to reassess whether it’s time to drop out of this year’s race. I do have a life to live, after all.Read More NaNoWriMo update: Day 21
Reading Time: 2 minutes – ON WRITING -My project this year, “He Said, She Said,” is a story of a 40-year friendship between two journalists — he’s a conservative, she’s a liberal. It plays out against four decades of changes in society, politics, technology, the sexual revolution, and the news industry itself.Read More NaNoWriMo Update: Halfway there