In September, 2001, I was in a very different place for where I sit today. This is what I wrote about this date in 2006:
I was on the first real vacation I had taken in years, beginning with a trip to Northern California for the big outdoor art show in Sausalito over the Labor Day weekend. My stepdaughter…
The early years of the 20th century were hopeful times. Women marched for their rights, people traveled to unsettled areas of the country to make their fortunes (and there still were unsettled areas), inventions were making news and changing the way of life for us all.
I grew up some fifty years into…Continue
When I was 12 years old the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn. Why this mattered to me, growing up in South Alabama, I don't really know. But I and my friends listened to the World Series on the radio, and my best friends and I adored "Dem Bums" even though they had a way of losing. They had an extraordinary lineup of…Continue
Who wrote the works attributed to the glover’s son of Stratford, England—poetry and plays considered the most magnificent in the history of the English language? Could it have been someone other than the…Continue