Category Archives: Politics

Movies of a Lifetime – The Farmer’s Daughter

1947 was  a great year for comedies, romances and some all time classics including one of my all time favorites:  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, but since one of my other obsessions is politics,  I’m going with the Farmer’s Daughter. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

This weekend we remember and honor all the men and women who have served in our defense.  It is important to remember that the US didn’t do it alone.  Below are just a few of the words and music that … Continue reading

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Might Have Been

Anyone who knows me knows that if Hugh Jackman is in a movie, don’t stand between me and the theater on opening day.  This year, he stars in a film that asks more questions than it gives answers that will … Continue reading

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How we got a good song 204 years ago today

204 years ago this evening, on Sep. 13, 1814, at the “twilight’s last gleaming” at Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key proudly hailed the Star Spangled Banner. It was famously still waving the next morning. It still waves–and the republic for … Continue reading

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A Visit to Other Places

Today’s poet, Sir Derek Walcott (1930 – 2017) was born in the West Indies and wove its spells around the globe with glorious words.  Those words brought him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. Robert Graves wrote that Walcott … Continue reading

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