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Rhodes block. A Harvard man comes to the assistance of a Yalie…. and glad to do it.

November 30, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. You are about to read a story that will, if you have a particle of gallantry about you, make you see red… It is the story of a Yale grid iron hero, quarterback Patrick Witt, and how a bunch of pettifogging bureaucrats forced him to make an invidious …

It’s time you were treated like a queen — or king — for (at least) a day. You’ve waited long enough.

November 26, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Years ago there was a television program called “Queen for a Day” where some perfectly average Jane or Betty was selected by host Jack Bailey and got herself pampered for a memorable day she would never forget. Frankly, this is what we all need and, sad to say, …

‘Now is the winter of our discontent….’ The millennial movement in mud that claims to Occupy America and the world.

November 25, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. For two months now, bemused citizens of the Great Republic and lesser lands beyond the seas, have watched, first, with cursory interest, then curiosity, then with bafflement and exasperation as growing numbers of their fellow humans took over one public space after another. “That,” said the most perspicacious …

Not in the mood for Thanksgiving? Then be grateful for what you don’t have!

November 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Rarely if ever have I seen my fellow countrymen so riled up… irritable, angry, rude epithets at the ready, bad behaviors endemic. What’s going on? Try these for openers… A rotten economic situation that just won’t get better… and you’re afraid it never will. And so you worry …

Another episode of ‘Dining with History’, this time dinner with Prince Metternich, Paris, October, 1813. And you are there.

November 21, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. From time to time, I dip into my collection of significant artifacts, pictures, silver, furniture, rugs, signed photographs and more, to tell you the tale of a particular artifact; to show you how even the least significant and most mundane is a superb aperture into a world once …

My most memorable Thanksgiving… and oh the memories!

November 19, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Quick can you name your favorite Thanksgiving song? Unless it’s “Over the river and through the woods” (1844), you probably don’t have one. But I do. It’s called “Turkey in the straw”, and it is a traditional American folk song from the 1820s. And though strictly speaking it …

An Open Letter to Dr. Rodney Erickson, the new president of Penn State, the most important college president in America.

November 16, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is a letter long in the making. It is being written for and will be sent to the man in the arena; we hope a man of vision, fortitude, courage and honor, charged with bringing out of hubris and shame a great institution that lost its way …

Of scribblers. Our obsessions and our unending need for you.

November 14, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is an article about writers, our idiosyncrasies and distinct peculiarities, our need for empathy…; for your ear… and, always, for your eye and deft delivered honesty. I have been a published author now for nearly 60 years, and I know the labor pains that stop you in …

‘Fight for her honor’. The fall of JoePa, the humiliation of Penn State.

November 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Today is Saturday, November 12, 2011. And Americans with well-worn pennants and blissful memories of picture perfect days like this when they were young and gleeful will today gather at gridirons around the nation… there to participate in the great rite of football. If they are lucky, alma …

For adults only. The gift of tango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). And absolutely NO interruptions.

November 11, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. When was the last time you spent some time staring into the eyes of your beloved… and rekindling, remembering, romancing, resurrecting without a single interruption permitted of any kind whatsoever? Having trouble recalling that moment? That’s why I’m writing this article… because this degree of unqualified intimacy is …