Notorious RBG: A Study in Values

Posted on September 24th, 2020
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Rabbi Jacob Weinstein once said, “You can’t tell the size of an evergreen until it is cut down.”  With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurisprudence just lost — following the Rabbi Weinstein metaphor — a sequoia. Justice Ginsburg, agree with her politics or not, was a game changer.  Her […]

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The Traveling Cremains of Dorothy Parker

Posted on September 17th, 2020
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Fifty-three years after her death, Dorothy Parker’s cremains have just been buried in their forever home at Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, New York. This protracted ordeal began on June 7, 1967 when Parker died from a heart attack in her Manhattan hotel suite.  The wry author and wisecracking mainstay of the famed Algonquin Round Table […]

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Michelangelo and the Tale of the Empty Tomb

Posted on September 11th, 2020
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“Tombs are clothes of the dead,” R. Buckminster Fuller said.  “A grave is a plain suit, while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.” There are many examples of heavy-duty embroidery: –The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, a mausoleum which is the final resting spot for Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his fourth wife, Mumtaz Mahal. –The Lenin […]

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Tribute to Marilyn Hurtt

Posted on August 25th, 2020
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Marilyn Hurtt

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I Witnessed the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Posted on August 20th, 2020
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When President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and guests entered their terrace box at Ford’s Theater at 8:30 pm on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, the audience erupted in a spontaneous standing ovation.  Our American Cousin, a comedy by playwright Tom Taylor, was well into its first act, but the arrival of the President brought the production to […]

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