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Rhubarb… of my grandmother, her pies, and this ancient vegetable (or in New York State, fruit).

April 26, 2016 | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

Some of my grandmother’s possessions arrived here the other day. They have been in storage a long, long time and, at last, my brother and sister decided (no surprise this) that I, as an historian, should store these things until they (or my sister’s 2 children) should be ready to take on the task of …

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‘Oh, Danny Boy, oh Danny boy I love you so’, but not in Southie and NOT in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Have you ever been to South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade? It is at the best of times a pitiable thing, ramshackle, disorganized, still smelling of the mother load that Billy O’Sullivan barfed on Monseigneur Murray last year as he bent down to bless the laddie, age 38 …

The tragic and enraging story of how Great Britain and lawful bigotry destroyed one of its greatest heroes. This is Alan Turing’s tale, and it will outrage and sadden you, if you have any humanity at all.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In the darkest days of World War II, in 1942, Great  Britain held… but only held with the thinnest of thin red lines. Its valiant,  uncomplaining  people were worn, hungry, fearful and anxious and rightly  so, for never before had starving the nation into submission been so  possible, …

The Crick, a tale of boyhood long ago.

March 6, 2014 | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. It’s funny how memory works. One minute you’re  thinking about the next article you must write regarding the still unsettled  events in Kiev, the possibility of civil war and a first rate crisis of universal  concern and gnawing anxiety, a real humdinger. The next, your eye having caught …

Watching the Spider of the Kremlin spin his webs. Fascinating, fearful, frightening, Vladimir Putin at his work.

March 2, 2014 | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I have been ill lately, probably the flu that’s going round. If you’ve had it too you know how intrusive, debilitating and oppressive it is,  not least throughout the long stages of the night.Sleep is fitful, the bed clothes lathered by acrid sweat, the whole overawed  by nightmarish …

‘I’ve been workin’ on my rewrite, that’s right.’ An open letter to a young friend who wants to be a scribbler.

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I saw the way you looked at that photo of me on the  back of my first book. I looked so young, well-scrubbed, brushed and combed,  so smart with a dollop of profound sensitivity about the mouth, supposing I was  ready for anything, not even knowing the questions …

‘I never get a single thing that’s new.’ An appreciation for America’s pack rat, Alex Shear, dead at 73, January 10, 2014, now in God’s collection.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is not merely an article. It is instead a declaration  of support and unity for people like Alex Shear (and, yes, me) who are (far)  beyond obsessive in their acquisition of… everything. We have endured snide  comments, ribald jokes, side slapping “humor”, ridicule, even the ultimate indignity  …

She made America and the whole wide world smile when we needed it most. An appreciation for the life of Shirley Temple Black, dead at 85, February 10, 2014.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note.  If I’d been smart, I  would have met Shirley Temple Black  in Prague August 20, 1968. I was finishing up several exhilarating days in the  ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia during the waning hours of what  was called “Prague Spring.” These were the glorious days when …