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At the twilight's last gleaming

We see the end of a day. Each night we hope that things will get better. What will we find at the dawn’s early light?    Whether it is some small issue in a small town or an existential concern for the world….   52 more words

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What Was That Song Again?

I’ve used a huge number of words on this blog complaining about the short attention spans of the American population. Apparently I owe some of the population an apology. 601 more words


Washington, D.C. On Fire?

Imagine enemy soldiers coming into Washington, D.C. by night. The President and the top leaders have already left town. The Declaration and the Constitution have been hidden. 292 more words

Long Island's 'National Anthem Girl' About To Complete 50-State Journey

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island woman is about to sing herself into the record books.

Janine Stange has performed the national anthem in 48 states and is on track to reach 50 before the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is celebrated Sept. 175 more words


Malcolm Gladwell's Stunning 'Oops' Moment

Malcolm Gladwell was on the BBC recently picking his Desert Island Discs.  For the most part, it’s hard to argue with Gladwell’s choices, given his age and his Canadianness.   520 more words


The Star-Spangled Banner

The story behind America’s anthem dates back to the War of 1812’s Battle of Baltimore. In September 1814, American attorney Francis Scott Key sailed out to the British fleet in the Chesapeake Bay to negotiate the release of an imprisoned friend. 115 more words


What So Proudly We Hailed by Marc Leepson

Marc Leepson is a Vietnam veteran, historian, journalist, author of eight books, editor of this web page, and arts editor of The VVA Veteran. With… 417 more words