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American Hostages and the First Lady

Who is old enough to still visualize Americans in white blindfolds being dragged out of our Embassy in Iran November 4, 1979? Or call up the images of those 56 Americans with diplomatic immunity being paraded blindfolded through the jeering Tehran crowds by the newly...

Hamlet on Impeachment

“To be or not to be,” Hamlet asks himself. While it isn’t today’s national debate “to impeach or not to impeach,” it’s still pretty serious. Hamlet is talking about suicide. And with good cause! Consider that Hamlet’s honorable father King Hamlet, Sr. has been...

Couple Found Dead at Home From Unknown Causes

Two days after the joy of birthdaying our newly nine-year-old grandchildren twins, I am backcombing my hair for dinner out with friends when my cell phone rings. Caller ID Palm City, Florida. Must be my younger sister Nancy—half, actually, as we share a father. Male...

The Shot Heard Round The World.

“Here once the embattled farmers stood and fired…” Lexington, April 1775, we know from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Concord Hymn. But this week 160 Aprils after Lexington is a perfect time to remember the second most famous “shot heard round the world” in Augusta GA. And...