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Thomas Jefferson, My Hero

Ever since the Government, in its infinite wisdom, decided to cut down on Federal holidays and combine the birthdays of two of our most honored presidents–Lincoln and Washington–who just so happened to be born in the same month, the individual celebrations have been set aside in honor of “Presidents’ Day.” 709 more words

Faux Margaux, a short story

Forgive me, Cher Père, for I have sinned. I have pretended to be of the finest house of first-growth wines, Chateau Margaux. Alas, I am but a mere Merlot from Napa Valley. 565 more words


About the design
Bloom visualizes the life of all 212 flowers in Jefferson’s Monticello garden across the year. In the animated GIF, flowers appear when they first start blooming and leave the piece when they finally die. 462 more words


Gruyere Cheese Grits

One of my favorite Southern dishes is grits. For those of you who do not live in the south, grits are to say it simply, crushed corn. 427 more words



Dig through your couch cushions, your purse, or the floor of your car and look at the year printed on the first coin you find. What were you doing that year? 479 more words

Daily Prompt

Images of Hamilton: Jefferson's Bust of Hamilton

In my post on Monday about Elizabeth Hamilton, I mentioned her affection for a bust of Hamilton created by Giuseppe Ceracchi that Mrs. Hamilton showed visitors to her DC home.   346 more words

Alexander Hamilton

Monticello, Florida

Yesterday I drove 50 miles northeast of Tallahassee to administer tests to tiny tots in Madison, Florida. On my way home I stopped in Monticello, Florida, for lunch. 149 more words