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Of me I sing. 4 things you really wanted to know about the Baby Boomers…. but were too polite to ask!

January 19, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Health, US Economy

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Peggy Lee sang an insinuating song in Disney’s “Lady andthe tramp” that pretty much summarizes how we BabyBoomers feel about ourselves  — and those who arenot ourselves. (Released in June, 1955, the film was one of the first that cashed in on my always media driven generation.) “We are Siamese if …

GOP dumps egregious chairman Michael Steele. An open letter to his successor, Reince Priebus

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

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Dear Sir: I do not have the honor of knowing you personally, but that won’t stop me from issuing the most candid advice on how to succeed in your brand new job — Chairman of the Republican National Committee, to make your sojourn both pleasant and productive and avoid the pratfalls …

Of champions, with particular reference to Theodore Roosevelt’s great speech ‘The man in the arena’, April 23, 1910, the Sorbonne, Paris.

January 13, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

  by Dr. Jeffrey Lant   I had been expecting this call for some time. I knew that she was working hard, too hard. She was distressed, distraught, unhappy…. wondering if her extraordinary efforts were appreciated, wondering in fact whether they were regarded and  understood by anyone, much less everyone. It is a call every …

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 …

Fifty years ago January 9, 1961 John F. Kennedy gave his celebrated ‘A City Upon a Hill’ speech.

January 11, 2011 | Author: | Posted in US Economy

John F. Kennedy Article by Dr. Jeffrey Lant It is fitting and proper that we recall the greatevents of our Republic, events that remind usof where we have been and exhort us to wherewe are going. Such an event was President-Elect John FitzgeraldKennedy’s celebrated speech known as “A CityUpon a Hill.” Kennedy made this speech …

For crying out loud. House Speaker John Boehner, tears, and masculinity.

January 9, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Current Events, US Economy

John Boehner61st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives by Dr. Jeffrey Lant The advent of a boisterous Republican majority in theU.S House of Representatives should have been thehappiest day in the life of Representative John Boehner(R-Ohio). After all, he was elected Speaker, climbingthe greasy pole and getting a sumptuous office withall the trimmings. …

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, …


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