Dear Reader, Speaking of pens, here is one that could capture headlines. Housed in the archives of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, it gets little notice. A friend who has access to the “bowels of the Beinecke” took these photos for this exclusive view of the very pen that Lincoln […]
Mother’s Day is Sunday!
May 9, 2018 Whether it’s been a while or not since you’ve written…now’s the time to think about sending Mom a card or a note. Mother’s Day is May 13th. Sure, flowers and dinner are lovely, but a card with a few personal lines written by you will be a keepsake! Look for a card […]
Mother’s Day Reminder!
May 9, 2018 Whether it’s been a while or just recently, now’s the time to think about sending Mom a card or note. Mother’s Day is May 13th. Sure, you can send flowers and take her out to dinner, but a card with a few personal lines written by you will be a keepsake. Look […]
May 3, 2011 I am hoping I don’t need to remind you that Mother’s Day* is this coming Sunday, May 8 th. You might already have a plan and a special card picked out. If you are procrastinating, perhaps I can add some umph to get things rolling. After all, if you are going to […]
“A Boy of Uncommon Natural Talents”
February 12, 2011 Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday When I read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s A Team of Rivals, I was utterly astonished by how little formal education Abraham Lincoln had received. He admitted his schooling “did not amount to a year.” Yet, being “a Boy of uncommon Natural talents,” as his stepmother described him, young Lincoln formulated a program for […]