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‘Oh, you beautiful doll!” How to dazzle the world — and make the big bucks — using your webcam… and that knock-’em-dead smile!

June 25, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note: Everyone reading this article, yes every single one of you either has been, is now, or will be on the air. The Internet has ensured this. The question isn’t whether you will, it’s when you will. But will you be ready? You will be if… but only if… …

‘What a drag it is getting old.’ Health, wellness, Dr. Robert Ebert, and me.

June 21, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. There was that first sickening moment when I thought I was going to pass out. The pain was sharp, insistent, nauseating, irritating. Just a moment ago, I was fine, none better…  then, in an instant, I was a swift moving errant projectile launched from the highly polished flagstone …

The boy next door… the best of the Great Republic. You sleep easy through the night because of him… and millions like him. A Tribute!

June 18, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

The boy next door… the best of the Great Republic. You sleep easy through the night because of him… and millions like him. A Tribute! Author’s program note. When was the last time you considered the state of our Great Republic and did anything — anything at all — to sustain and improve it? If …

‘Have I told you lately that I love you?’ Father’s Day 2012.

June 15, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

Author’s program note. All families have lore, that is things which its members believe to be true but may only be a figment of their collective imagination. “Remember the time when….” And everyone does, whether that recollection is real or not, whether the matter took place as recalled or not. Because on such memories the …

Dinner with destiny. James Clad, Benigno Aquino, an “ordinary housewife” named Corazon, and me.

June 14, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Life

Sen. Benigno Aquino comes home,August 21, 1983. Author’s program note. Where does this story of great nations begin? With the first Spanish soldier who waded ashore in 1565… or when Commodore Dewey issued his terse command in Manila Bay in 1898? (“You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.”) Was it when Aguinaldo ignited a …

Not gone. Just gone before. An open letter to a friend and colleague upon the death of his beloved grandmother. Swing low, sweet chariot.

June 11, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant James, you have done me the honor to interrupt your family’s grief to share your thoughts and reflections on a matter of the utmost significance. I want you to know, first of all, how honored I am that you gave me this time, even more precious than usual at such a …

“Open a new window.” The U.S. State Department’s May 24, 2012 report on global human rights for 2011, Chinese General Secretary and President Zemin, and me..

June 11, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. It is 4:58 a.m. Eastern time, and I ought to be in bed, not least because last evening I took a nasty fall and sprained my ankle. But I cannot lay about, simply cannot, with all the ingredients for an important story, perhaps a world-changing story at hand. …

“We ARE most amused.” 43,000 pages of Queen Victoria’s journals posted online… as we dig into royal reality.

June 7, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. In 1979 my first book “Insubstantial Pageant: Ceremony & Confusion at Queen Victoria’s Court” was published by Hamish Hamilton in London and Taplinger in New York. It was treated as front page news in England, because it was based on hitherto unknown and unreported papers, including unpublished documents …

Overlooking the clover no longer. Resilient, plucky, useful…and cute. What’s not to like?

June 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. For all that it’s just 4:17 a.m. (I looked) I bounded out of bed.You see, I had a particular purpose this day, to make amends to a friend, someone I’d taken for granted, the ultimate insult in any relationship. But this friend, in addition to a host of …