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‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…’; the great truth assailed by the little man from Pennsylvania, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum; John F. Kennedy’s historic address on the matter revisited.

February 29, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Religious fervor, religious metaphors, religious language, religious dispute, religious assertiveness, religious iconography, religious music all pulsate through every aspect of the Great Republic, its life and affairs. And that is why the Founding Fathers as their first order of business and to establish the tone and substance for …

Sweet dreams, baby. Don’t get mad. Get even. Something we’ve all wanted to do.

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

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. I’ve just turned 65 (February 16, 2012). And it is entirely natural to reflect at such a moment, the moment society starts telling you in ways subtle and minute, to “give it up”, “pack it in, “sit back and smell the roses” (never mind that they cost $5 …

It’s time to recognize those who have failed. It may be the very best way to get them to succeed. An audacious idea.

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

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In 1962 one of the grandest American musicals hit the cinemas of the Great Republic. It was Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man”… and we got up and marched as we heard its effervescent score. No high fallutin’ Eye-talian music you had to scratch your head about, understanding hardly …

Thoughts on assisted living, aging, Dad, and guilt.

February 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Here is the most important four-letter word in the entire English language: home. It conjures up and is connected to every element of the well-lived life: spouse, family, peace, comfort, security. Nothing can match its importance, nothing can duplicate its significance. Nothing is more powerful than our memories …

‘Nobody wants you when you’re old and gray.’ On the matter of turning 65… and other outrages.

January 25, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. In 1921, that sultry chanteuse with a silken voice seasoned with a touch of honky-tonk and life’s deflating experience — Ethel Waters (1896- 1977) — got up before the microphone one fine day and belted into history a little ditty by Billy Higgins and W. Benton Overstreet. It …

Making the right impression is key to your success. Tips from Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt that’ll help.

December 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Whether you are hunting for a job or trying to make a deal with a prospect, these days of economic malaise and insistent doldrums will probably not go down in your personal history as the good old days… unless, that is, you heed the advice and admonitions you …

One of the proudest days of my life… the day I give you Internet success through a unique gift you can only get from me!

September 28, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive

By Dr. Jeffrey Lant Author’s program note. Today is a red-letter day for me… one of the most important days of my life. For such a day nothing short of one of our weary world’s greatest masterpieces, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” (1824), will do . Please play it before you read this article. You cannot …

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 …

An appreciation of the life of Elizabeth Edwards, a great lady who unexpectedly touched our lives

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant It wasn’t supposed to end this way. John andElizabeth Edwards had a plan…. and were entirely,happily focused on its achievement. Having failed to achieve the Democratic presidentialnomination in 2004 (which didn’t worry thiseffervescent pair one whit), their task was clear: persuadeMassachusetts senator Democratic presidentialnominee John Kerry that they (for then they …

How to prepare for your dreaded class reunion

December 7, 2010 | Author: | Posted in Dr. Jeffrey Lant’s Article Archive, Family, Life

by Dr. Jeffrey Lant Ok, it’s time you acknowledged that inconvenienttruth you’ve buried for so long. In high school, incollege you were not the most popular kid on theblock. And it hurt. That acne! That hideous hair! Those clothes! Yikes! And the nickname! (One of my room mates wascalled “The Worm” and for good reason). …


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