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The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration

On today’s bike ride I stopped in Lafayette Square Park (MAP) to eat my lunch.  And as I was sitting on a bench near the Andrew Jackson statue in the middle of the park, I noticed a bronze plaque on a granite base next to the bench. 759 more words

D.C.

Fireside Chats in Springtime

Silly me. I had this idea to write a WWII-era literary fiction novel a while back. Quite a while back.

I spent a lot of time researching in between writing scenes.

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Historical Fiction Novel

Jacob Have I Loved

Bibliographic information:

Paterson, K. (1980). Jacob have I Loved. New York:Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited

Plot description:

It all begins at birth of two twin sisters. 574 more words

Subject Area

I recently wrote in another blog that our president shouldn’t have to spell out why it is in the US best interests, not to resort to rhetoric like “radical Islamists,” because these words conflate a large, sophisticated group of cult- like thugs with the billions of peaceful Muslims around the world who practice their Islamic religion with respect for others; or why it is important for us to welcome them onto our shores, if we are to win in the war of ideologies by comparing our US practices of tolerance, generosity and fairness over theirs of hatred, cruelty and intolerance. 953 more words

Anything Goes News

Why was Thanksgiving Day Invented Today?

Today we gobble until we wobble, but how did Thanksgiving Day come about?

In 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt had signed a bill that changed the celebration of Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of November. 412 more words

Thanksgiving Traditions

Most people equate Thanksgiving with the pilgrims and Plymouth Rock (Plimoth Plantation). Although the first Thanksgiving in 1621 was a mild celebration between Native Americans and English settlers, it would not become a national observance for nearly 200 years. 183 more words

Field Marshall Sir John Dill Statue and Gravesite

During this week in 1944, British Field Marshal Sir John Dill passed away here in D.C. A memorial service was subsequently held for him in Washington National Cathedral, and the route of the cortege was lined by thousands of troops, following which he was interred in… 411 more words

Historic Figures