Tag Archives: Alexander Hamilton

Hamilton Is Everywhere

Seen in the Columbus Circle subway station last night: Heart-stopping. I can’t believe I got a clear view of the whole thing, that subway station is always so insane. Here’s one of the many many MANY posts I have written … Continue reading

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It’s All-Hamilton Talk 24/7 in NYC

… if you’ve read me for any period of time whatsoever, you know what this probably feels like, what it means. To have the name “Alexander Hamilton” heard on almost a daily basis. There are reviews, interviews with the director, … Continue reading

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Hamilton, An American Musical: Anticipation Building

I am seeing it on September 13 and I cannot wait. I fear I will faint. I’ve been watching the progression of this extraordinary show over the last year, and hearing the buzz of it shivering through the air. The … Continue reading

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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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