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While I'm still reading about our presidents (I'm on Lincoln #16), I am taking a break from blogging about my presidents project to concentrate on this strange and surreal time in our lives. Ironically, I began my project to try and discern how the past influences the present and what we can learn from the past to better our present. Now, the answer is more obvious than ever. The Third Amendment to the United States Constitution states: No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered ...

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I remember the reporter's words distinctly. It was only a couple of weeks ago but feels much longer. This will touch all of us, he said. Before this is over, we will all know someone infected with the virus. You might get it yourself. You will know someone who knows someone who dies from it. Perhaps it will take someone you love.  It started as the reality of others. In this case: the people of Wuhan, China. It traveled like a speeding train across Asia and to Europe and still felt like a ...

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It's an unprecedented time in modern history. Coronavirus has changed all of our lives. More than likely, before we are out from under its spell, we will all be personally affected and changed by the pandemic. From being infected ourselves, knowing someone infected, to just being made to change our routines, life will look different as it did after 9-11, as it did after Katrina.  Daily use of antibacterial lotions will be the norm. Perhaps carrying a napkin or tissue to open doors will be ...

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How is this for pedigree? Your parents are John (#2) and Abigail Adams (FL#2). By the time you are twenty years old, you had witnessed the Battle of Bunker Hill, resided in France with your father who successfully aided the end of the Revolutionary War, Thomas Jefferson was your BFF, you lived with Benjamin Franklin, at fourteen years of age you spoke fluent Russian and went to Russia as secretary to the American minister, and in a few years you would be a Harvard graduate. Seems like a full lif...

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In honor of Michelangelo's 545th birthday, and Dante and Bruno (my cats) turning 8 years old today, I am revisiting a post I did in 2012. Melodramatic, for sure, but the sentiment remains the same. I have never met Michelangelo. I have never had a conversation with him nor heard his voice. I have learned about his life from his artwork, his poetry and his letters. Yet I feel I know him better than many of my closest friends. As a writer, I yearn for creative talent to equal his. As a student...

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