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‘Riders on the storm.’ A nor’easter wallops New England. Its aftermath, Sunday, February 10, 2013. The landscape of our mind changed.

February 12, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Opinion

  by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. Whatever you were doing, whatever you thought important a moment before. Whatever your plans, schemes, intentions, wishes and desires, each alone and all together are trumped by the hauteur of wintry weather… a force of Nature, a creation of God which goes where it would and cavorts …

‘Varvara’, a story of today’s Russia… of love, lust, deceit… of international intrigue, email, muscles, murder… and poetry. A cautionary tale.

February 11, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Opinion

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. Dear friends, I am rushing to get the facts of this matter into your hands for it is crucial that you have them… and do everything possible to use them, to protect yourself and your family. For you must be vigilant to ensure that the dire events described …

‘Girls, you know what they want.’ Tales of Ma Pfeiffer, the quiddities and contortions of courtship, a world on the edge of destruction. Cornell College, 1965.

February 7, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Family, Opinion

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. In 1946 Frank Capra (with whom I spent an afternoon while a graduate student at Harvard), produced and directed a film classic that never ages, never palls, never loses its impact or ability to touch our often jaundiced hearts. Its title is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and at …

1965. My year in the heartland. ‘It’s still not too late to leave, Laddie.’ ‘Count me in.’

February 4, 2013 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. I am still unclear even after all these years how I ended up at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa (founded 1853). But it probably went something like this. My grandmother Lura Marshall Lant graduated from Knox College (founded in 1837) in Galesburg, Illinois; it was in the same …