Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Delayed Ascent of Dwight D. Eisenhower

Yesterday, Oct. 14, 2015, marked a milestone in Americans’ ongoing effort to honor the man who secured victory in western Europe in World War II and who also led this country as its 34th president through a critical period in … Continue reading

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The Last Laugh

I stumbled onto a quote last night by our 34th president, Dwight Eisenhower, which not only expresses much of the essence of this sagacious and woefully underrated statesman but also provides timeless advice for the rest of us: “Never waste … Continue reading

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Why “Ordinary People” Is an Extraordinary Film

I watched Ordinary People, one of my favorite movies, last night on Retroplex. This extraordinary film marked the director’s debut of Robert Redford and resulted in a well-deserved Oscar for Timothy Hutton, who was scarcely 20 at the time. The … Continue reading

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