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Of early New England apples.

August 31, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. It was once commonly remarked that an apple a day kept the doctor away. Nowadays arduous Medicare regulations perform the same task with distressing results for the body politic. With this observation, I therefore pledge myself to the tried ways and true, though I am not averse to …

‘A matter of life and death.’ A concerned young boy asks me if I can help free a great lobster. My answer may surprise you

August 30, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

  by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Readers, as someone with millions of readers worldwide I receive a good many comments and responses, some silly, some insightful, some profound. Today’s article is a response to a letter I just received from “Timmy” in Orleans, Massachusetts….  He has taken pen to paper (actually fingers to keyboard) to write …

‘My huckleberry friend, Moon River and me.’ Thoughts on Neil Armstrong, hero. Dead at 82, August 25, 2012.

August 28, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Do you remember where you were July 20, 1969? It was one of the iconic dates in the history of our species. Like virtually everyone in the United States and world I was glued to the television, in my case in San Francisco. I was mesmerized by an …

Dr. Clark Kerr, visionary. A man who helped make California great while enabling me to see the world and find myself. An encomium.

August 27, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Did you see Barbra Streisand in “Funny Girl” in 1968? Then you saw (and heard) a woman absolutely determined to shape her destiny, rise above, seize the moment… And when she jumps on the tugboat and serenades New York and the world, Statue of Liberty rooting her on, …

Vaya con Dios, Mexico. Thoughts on the war its drug cartels are winning and how Google has commited its resources to save the nation and its downtrodden.

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

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant One of the major forces in world history from the time of the French Revolution of 1789 was the inception, development and ultimate triumph of the principle of Nationalism, that is the right of people everywhere to govern themselves. It was a stunning abnegation of the political rules and verities that …

Russia’s most famous band hasn’t released a single song. Why then do we admire what Pussy Riot is doing and need to support them?

August 24, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Ordinarily Russian punk rock girl bands aren’t my cup of tea. Call me old fashioned but my knowledge of and interest in Russian composers and their music ends with Prokofiev. But I am making a strenuous exception in the case of what is now Russia’s most celebrated band, Pussy Riot. In …

‘Just reach out and touch me.’ Prince Harry, Her Majesty, and the undeniable urge to flaunt it if you’ve got it. Some thoughts.

August 23, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. For thousands of years, since our ancestors in caves learned how to do what comes naturally, men have been ogling women. It was their God- given right and no one but a few do-gooders thought anything about it. It was the way the world was, and we males …

Dr. Jeffrey Lant talks about why the nude photos of the prince are not the worst thing to happen to a Royal Family Member.

August 23, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Current Events

(NECN) – Recent pictures of Prince Harry disrobed in Las Vegas with an unidentified woman have surfaced, and has many talking. Jeffrey Lant , an expert on British royalty, joins Broadside   to discuss the impact this picture could have, and why people care so much about the Royal Family. Lant says being naked is just …

Summer guilt, ‘A Summer Place’, Anne Hutchinson and fare home in the dog days.

August 20, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

  by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I’m telling you right from the get-go. I am going to write this article in the tempi of summer… starting with andante non troppo and ending with non troppo, andante be damned. I go even further: sizzled by sun, devoured by the fastidious creepy crawlies which abound …

‘Don’t laugh at my jokes too much’. Thoughts on senior nookie, assisted living, love after eighty, and unexpected bliss at the end of life.

August 16, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note: Suddenly, I burst into a song that made us both laugh. In my croaky voice celebrated worldwide for its almost incredible ability to hit every single note wrong, there I was positively warbling one of the most beautiful tunes ever written, “Don’t throw bouquets at me/ Don’t please …