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Tracking Down Mrs. Roosevelt

 A couple of weeks ago I spent fourteen fascinating hours watching Ken Burns’s newest documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” I have had a fondness for Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt since I heard my grandmother talk about them when I was growing up. 692 more words


"A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think." ~~Eleanor Roosevelt

Simplification is important for a rational life. When things become too complex, it gets confusing.

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. ~~Eleanor Roosevelt


President Franklin Roosevelt and Few Civil Rights for African Americans

Despite the efforts of his wife Eleanor and African American leaders, President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration made little progress on civil rights.

New Deal programs discriminated against blacks. 469 more words

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Channeling Eleanor Roosevelt and Tim Gunn

Chuck and I are slowly making our way through the Ken Burns series about the Roosevelts, which we recorded while we were in Washington D.C. 379 more words



I’ve been trying to write a post on Eleanor Roosevelt. She’s been my role model and hero since I read her book “You Learn by Living”. 241 more words

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Inspiration Isn't Far Away

You don’t have to go far to find inspiration. About an hour out of the city we stopped for a rest, and took in the blue skies. 30 more words


So Begins Again

Calendars for the upcoming new year have been ordered.  The current year has marked past the mid point and is charging towards the finish line.  A wise man said, “there is nothing new under the sun,” so I wonder if he was standing at a similar point in time. 134 more words