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Another episode of ‘Dining with History’, this time dinner with Prince Metternich, Paris, October, 1813. And you are there.

November 21, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. From time to time, I dip into my collection of significant artifacts, pictures, silver, furniture, rugs, signed photographs and more, to tell you the tale of a particular artifact; to show you how even the least significant and most mundane is a superb aperture into a world once …

My most memorable Thanksgiving… and oh the memories!

November 19, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Quick can you name your favorite Thanksgiving song? Unless it’s “Over the river and through the woods” (1844), you probably don’t have one. But I do. It’s called “Turkey in the straw”, and it is a traditional American folk song from the 1820s. And though strictly speaking it …

An Open Letter to Dr. Rodney Erickson, the new president of Penn State, the most important college president in America.

November 16, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is a letter long in the making. It is being written for and will be sent to the man in the arena; we hope a man of vision, fortitude, courage and honor, charged with bringing out of hubris and shame a great institution that lost its way …

Of scribblers. Our obsessions and our unending need for you.

November 14, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. This is an article about writers, our idiosyncrasies and distinct peculiarities, our need for empathy…; for your ear… and, always, for your eye and deft delivered honesty. I have been a published author now for nearly 60 years, and I know the labor pains that stop you in …

For adults only. The gift of tango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). And absolutely NO interruptions.

November 11, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. When was the last time you spent some time staring into the eyes of your beloved… and rekindling, remembering, romancing, resurrecting without a single interruption permitted of any kind whatsoever? Having trouble recalling that moment? That’s why I’m writing this article… because this degree of unqualified intimacy is …

America needs millions of new jobs. This huge undertaking has set our citizens brainstorming. Here are just a few of their ideas… cool!

November 9, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. We shareholders of the United States of America, Inc. are deeply worried, perplexed, baffled and, yes, angry about our persistent unemployment rate, which continues to hover around 9%, with no end in sight. Experts, in fact, once so quick to offer their profound economic predictions based on their …

Of boys and the rivers they must travel.

November 7, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. If you were a real boy, like my father and like me, you never saw a river you did not want to know better. But it had to be a river… a thing of shimmering possibilities, always moving, always beckoning, never the same, not even for an instant. …

During economic doldrums, you do what you have to to bring in cash. Ask online jeweler Michael Bisceglia of Stauer. He gets it.

November 4, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. If your neighborhood is like mine, you’ve got more immediate problems than immediate solutions. You’re running a business and need more cash yesterday than is coming in today. You’ve got two choices: whine, complain, bemoan, and just roll over and die… or learn the essential lesson of how …

On board the Ferdinand Magellan with Harry Truman. A great set-piece of American politics with a moral for all of today’s ‘leaders’.

October 31, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. No air ship can ever compare with the great age of American railroads. Air vessels are good for one thing and one thing only, speed… for arriving and leaving just as fast as possible. There is no allure in this… no bliss… no romance… and most certainly no …

Got an idea to change the world? Then you could get $1000 free. That’s Awesome.

October 17, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. If you live in a college town like I do (Cambridge, Massachusetts) you’re going to hear the undergrads talk about the “awesome” this, the even more “awesome” that. Usually I don’t pay much attention to this because the word is habitually misapplied and misused. I mean just how …


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