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Mandela! Dead at 95, December 5, 2013. An Appreciation.

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. One evening several years ago I was dining in London  with two of the nicest (and most charming) people I know, Lord and Lady Mackay  of Clashfern. Born the son of a railway signalman, after a lifetime of zealous  study and application of the law, Prime Minister Margaret …

‘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 …

‘All I want is a whole lot of excess!’ The joy — and exhilarating successes –that come to marketers with determination and ‘just a little touch of star quality!’ Is that you?

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Author’s program note. I confess to a naughty obsession. Its name is Andrew Lloyd Webber. Father forgive me, but he’s a truly larger than life phenomenon, talent oozing from every pore. Born March 22, 1948 (thus still — just — on the sunny side of Social Security) he hasn’t space enough …

‘Simple things made him happy.’ Dave MacNeill, dead at 80, August 28, 2012; a man whose blissful mission was music. An encomium for this man of notes.

October 24, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Interesting People, Life, Opinion

by  Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s Program Note. When I was growing up in suburban Chicago in the 1950s listening to the musical compositions deemed “classical” was close to a signed admission that you were liberal, progressive, or worse, some kind of left-leaning, long-haired, sexually liberated and Communist sympathizing egg-head, and that’s a fact. Classical music …

‘Pardon the witches of Connecticut’, say relatives. ‘Cause there’s no nicer witch than you.’ Some thoughts.

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. It all happened a long time ago, in 1663 in fact, but some of the good citizens of Connecticut just cannot let it go. And it’s easy to understand why. After all, it was their ancestors who were burnt, hanged and otherwise mistreated because their anxious neighbors deemed …

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: …


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