“Hell no, we won’t go!”
60s anti-war slogan
It’s nice to have a birthday in the summer – guaranteed good weather (almost). My early parties were well attended (everybody home from vacation) and outdoors. But I know why seniors tend to disregard birthdays: as the number of enjoyed August 9ths gets more numerous, so does the number of anticipated August 9ths shrink.
As a speechwriter, I learned such obscure facts as my shared birthdate with Francis Scott…Continue
“Here’s an object more of dread / Than aught the grave contains – A human form with reason fled / While wretched life remains.”
Abraham Lincoln, letter to Andrew Johnson, Sept. 6, 1846
A heavily armed man explodes a gas canister in a theater, then opens fire, killing a dozen, wounding many more. Again, Colorado and the nation are in shock. The eternal gun debate, which Obama had been keeping quiet, explodes, four months before an election. There’s…Continue