Home » Articles tagged ‘Articles By Dr. Jeffrey Lant

Boys will be boys…. thoughts on hazing, fraternities, fair Dartmouth and a renowned college president who stumbled… or did he?

March 14, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I have total recall of this matter. It was1966 and I was about to be a sophomore at alma mater… and my parents were worried… worried that I, their darling, their first-born son, was becoming a wonk… all work, no play, a very dull boy indeed. Sure, I …

First snow comes to Cambridge, February 12, 2012, a story of life’s unpredictable savor and joys.

February 13, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. The sound was unmistakable. It was, quite literally, that harsh, grating noise made when steel of the most tenacious kind scrapes against unyielding concrete; that immutable thing that insists (to the outrage of your ears) it is here today, here tomorrow, here forever. And I cringed, snug abed …

January 12. The first nor’easter of 2011. Thoughts from within nature’s wallop.

January 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant I am writing to you today from inside one ofnature’s bona fide wonders: a good old New Englandnor’easter. I hadn’t planned to comment on this blizzard; I tendto ignore them whenever possible. New Englanders are used to them. But I was awakened this morning by the snow insistentlythumping my window, demanding …

Ted Williams, his golden voice, and the cost of second chances.

January 8, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Millions of people worldwide are now familiar withthe first “feel good” story of the year.  Here are thefacts. Ted  Williams was one of a small army of panhandlers with aplum spot along a well-traveled Ohio highway. Youknow the type, camouflage jacket, scruffy to a degree,odoriferous. All these folks carry handwritten signs …

The Patriarch’s ghost and former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, the abdicating heir.

January 5, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, US Economy

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The 112th Congress of these United States has convened,and for the first time since 1947 there will be no memberof the Kennedy family serving in either the White House,Senate, or House of Representatives. It is, verily, the end ofan era. As a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts and keenobserver of the clan, …

Wicked Cool: The hubris and high jinks of Captain Owen Honors, United States Navy, sometime captain of the USS Enterprise.

January 4, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Let me introduce you to a cool dude, cute too, who knowshow to party and had the perfect place to do it. I’m talkingabout U.S. Navy Captain Owen Honors, only just relievedas commander of America’s only nuclear-powered aircraftcarrier, the proud USS Enterprise. Honors, who never met a camera he didn’t like, …

Til computer do us part. What to do with an uncooperative spouse undermining your home business.

January 3, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Home Business, Internet Culture, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Computers have become omnipresent and as suchhave become the means of liberating people fromdistasteful traditional jobs and offering the prospectof remunerative home-based employment. Butworking at home can be difficult. There are numerous distractions at hand….pets, children, television — and the always temptingrefrigerator. Yes, it is easy to get distracted, lose focus, …

A Saint among us: Sarah Hackett and Haiti Projects, Inc.

January 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Life, World Events

by Dr. Jeffrey LantHow do you plan to spend your retirement? Chasing little white balls with a stick? Over eating on cruise ships with trampolines? Rocking away the years on your front porch? Or, will you look deep into yourself and call forththe best that’s in you… and put it to work in acause that …

They ain’t just whistling ‘Dixie’. Charleston and South Carolina blunder over gala celebrating 150th secession anniversary.

January 1, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Life, US Economy

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Yes sir, the folks of Charleston and South Carolinagenerally are at it again, this times spurred by the150th anniversary of the secession of South Carolinafrom the federal Union and the commencement ofthe Civil War, which dutiful Southerners always callthe War Between the States. Some brief history Charming though its citizens are …


Warning: Use of undefined constant posts_per_page - assumed 'posts_per_page' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home2/writerssecrets/domains/writerssecrets.com/public_html/vault/wp-content/themes/wp-content-themes/article-directory/functions.php on line 229

Warning: Use of undefined constant paged - assumed 'paged' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home2/writerssecrets/domains/writerssecrets.com/public_html/vault/wp-content/themes/wp-content-themes/article-directory/functions.php on line 230