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The Books: The Complete Essays of Mark Twain, ‘What Is Man?’

On the essays shelf: The Complete Essays Of Mark Twain Mark Twain felt that this long essay was so potentially explosive, and so potentially upsetting to the audience that loved him, that he printed it privately in 1905, in a … Continue reading

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On This Day: December 16, 1773: “This Destruction of the Tea is so bold, so daring, so firm, intrepid, and inflexible, and it must have important Consequences, and so lasting, that I can’t but consider it as an Epocha in History.” – John Adams

On November 28, 1773, the Dartmouth sailed into port in Boston. It was full of tea. There had already been trouble in Philadelphia when the ship had tried to unload its cargo. A ship had been blown away from the … Continue reading

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9:30 a.m.

It was cold and silvery, the sunlight having not burned off the fog. Everything had a shimmer to it, the city looked like a mirage. I happened to have my camera (my good camera, not my phone) in the car. … Continue reading

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“It Seemed As If a Total Dissolution of Nature Was Taking Place.” – Alexander Hamilton, Hurricane, 1772

The wind is picking up. It woke me up. So far nothing too unusual, some garbage cans careening down the sidewalk in the darkness, but the storm got me thinking about Alexander Hamilton (of course it did), and the first … Continue reading

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“Colonizing the New World is the new black!!”

I cannot sufficiently express how much I love this site. Thank you, Pat, for sending it to me, with the following note: “Excuse me, but did you ghostwrite this blog?” My dead boyfriend is so hip! Example: First they had … Continue reading

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Today in history: March 16, 1751

James Madison, fourth President of the United States, was born on this day in Virginia. “The principles and modes of government are too important to be disregarded by an inquisitive mind, and I think are well worthy of a critical … Continue reading

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Just because …

… at no point is it NOT right to take a moment to appreciate your dead boyfriend. Hi, honey? How have you been? Lookin’ good there! As always. (For the newcomers: that is the bust of Alexander Hamilton, on Boulevard … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing As “Too Far”

Someone just got to my site by typing into Google: “taking a celebrity crush too far.” I beg your pardon? I have absolutely NO idea what you are talking about at ALL.

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Today In History: May 25, 1787 “how thirteen independent states could share a government of tripartite powers”

May 25, 1787: the Constitutional Convention (although that would only be its name later; at the time it was called the “Federal Convention”) got underway. Most of the delegates had arrived, by that time, from their far-flung states, and May … Continue reading

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This Is Why I Am Insane

Today, on my run along Boulevard East, I saw a huge tour bus with the words QUEBEC on it stop by the bust of Alexander Hamilton – and people poured out of it – to stare at the plaque, and … Continue reading

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