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‘What so proudly we hailed…’ Our clear and present danger… and what we must do at once to improve civics education.

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

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. My mother used to sing a little ditty — complete with rollicking delivery — called “School days.” It went something like this “School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days. Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick.” I never knew much …

‘Without the help and support of the woman I love.” Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson, love and scandal.

February 1, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In 1936 the world was transfixed by a story so big, so engrossing, so incredible that only the Second Coming could have topped it. It was the story of Edward VIII, King of England, Emperor of India… and a twice- married American lady from Baltimore, Maryland — Mrs. …

New biography of Mitt Romney claims to deliver ‘The Real Romney’… but will anyone really care?

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

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Last night, January 19, 2012, The Boston Globe, the biggest and most influential newspaper in New England, pulled out all the stops for two of their best and brightest reporters; Michael Kranish, deputy chief of the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe and Scott Helman, staff writer at The Boston Globe. …

‘Parting is such sweet sorrow.’ An appreciation for the life of George Whitman, his bookstore and the books he loved. Dead at 98, December 14, 2011.

January 6, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Start this article by going at once to any search engine where you will find the stirring, uplifting music, a royal theme, with just a touch of sadness, written by Sir William Walton in 1955 for Shakespeare’s Richard III, the film staring Sir Laurence Olivier. Listen to it …

My most memorable Christmas, delivered by hand, changing my life. Now my time

December 10, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. One of the most marvelous things about the Internet is that wherever you are the riches of the world are just a few keystrokes away, and this is never more true than at Christmas, when you can, wherever you are, remember, access what the most fertile, inventive, and …

Keep your mitts off America. Why they’re writing songs of love, but not for Mitt Romney.

December 3, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. 2012 ought to be a big Republican year, not least because President Obama is perceived by almost no one as the leader we need. A good man, yes; up to the job… no way. But Obama, with all his baggage, remains, in my humble opinion, the likely winner, …

Not in the mood for Thanksgiving? Then be grateful for what you don’t have!

November 23, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Rarely if ever have I seen my fellow countrymen so riled up… irritable, angry, rude epithets at the ready, bad behaviors endemic. What’s going on? Try these for openers… A rotten economic situation that just won’t get better… and you’re afraid it never will. And so you worry …

So, it has come to this. A good bishop has sadly said "basta"!

November 15, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, Family, Religion, World Events

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The news came the other day from Concord, New Hampshire where a good and decent man announced his early departure as Anglican bishop of this picturesque New England diocese. What he said in his usual low-key, quiet way was moving: he would step down as bishop in January, 2013 after nearly …


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