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‘We’re tough for miles around.’ Thoughts on Marty Burke, political animal, dead at 64, August 18, 2012.

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

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is an appreciation of a man who walked the corridors of power, specifically the ornate corridors of Massachusetts’ grandiose State House designed to awe by Charles Bulfinch in 1787. He was crucial to the way our demos works… yet he never presented himself to the voters as …

‘Non, rien de rien.’ No, I don’t feel sorry about anything. Quebec separatist party wins power again. What they will do and why.

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

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In 1956 Charles Dumont composed and Michel Vaucaire wrote the lyrics to a song titled “Non, je ne regrette rien” (“No, I don’t regret anything.”) It was turned in 1960 into an anthem of resolution and defiance by Edith Piaf, one of the greatest singers of all time. …

‘And a single ray of sunlight/ Reaches down to touch the golden boy.’ Another university, another day, another sex scandal, all because boys will be boys.

September 19, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Life

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. You’re beautiful. You’re young. You’ve got hormones to die for… and you know how to move a puck, no one better…  one with the swiftly moving hard disk…. skating like God Himself… dazzling… thrilling… the crowd on its feet for you, always on its feet for you. And …

Flex. Pose. Flex again. And smile. An article you must read if you think you’ve got what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

September 17, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Home Business, Opinion

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. To be honest with you, I hated working for people. I hated taking orders. I hated doing the things my bosses wanted me to… rather than the things I wanted to do. And as for the word “boss” it made me sick. So, I had only these choices: …

‘Bulldog, bulldog, bow-wow-wow.’ One of America’s greatest leaders — Yale’s president Richard C. Levin — retires after 20 years. An appreciation.

September 17, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Interesting People

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Harvard University, my alma mater, doesn’t  inaugurate presidents like other, lesser institutions of exalted learning. By no means. They consecrate and install latter-day deities, mere administrators no longer, but the dynamos that rule from Harvard Yard the Great Republic and every other nation and significant institution everywhere on …

An open letter to every volunteer on behalf of every organization which relies on them.

September 16, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Human Resources

  by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In this punk economy, the nation’s 1,000,000 charities, non-profit organizations and eleemosynary institutions are hard pressed to do all that must be done for the good of so many. To achieve their admirable goals, they need volunteers… and lots of them. But volunteers who don’t know how …

What doth God want? The most profound question we must ask. Of U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and his three colleagues. An elegy. Our conundrum.

September 15, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Interesting People

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. When the news flashed from Benghazi that His Excellency J. Christopher “Chris” Stevens along with three members of his staff had been killed, I wept. For Chris Stevens, for his family, for the people of Libya whom he had served so well and for the Great Republic itself, …

‘Why? Because we like you!’ On Mickey Mouse, his Club, and an appreciation for the life and mile-long smile of former head Mouseketeer Ginny Tyler dead at 86, July 13, 2012.

September 12, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Surely there is an error someplace, something God Himself forgot to mention, namely that Mouseketeers, kids we knew better than our neighbors, were not supposed to get old, face the cares and crises of the rest of us, and, this cannot be happening, even die. How could this …