Category Archives: For Love of History

Noam Chomsky: The 89-year-old Rock Star of smarts!

More than five hundred students, old folks, scruffy types, and members of the Tucson intelligentsia listened intently to Noam Chomsky. Sitting on folding chairs in front of the downtown Joel Valdez main library, you could hear a pin drop. Speaking … Continue reading

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Protect kids, not guns!

For the first time in years, I wish I were back in a high school classroom, working together with teenagers who are taking a stand against gun violence, understanding the heinous misinterpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Here’s what I can’t … Continue reading

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“History has its eyes on you”

  I finally saw the musical “Hamilton” on what would have been my mother’s 112th birthday. It was the best way to celebrate. But it’s not all I have in mind. I’m making progress on my sort-of-memoir. It’s a personal … Continue reading

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My house was me and I was it…

That’s no longer true. This morning marked the closing for my SWH home. My realtor says the new owners are wonderful people, hard-working, not the typical rich folks who buy second homes on Mt. Desert Island, and apparently, they’re planning … Continue reading

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A few flowery days

I’ve been searching out flowers. Thinking about luck and aging and history… My father was a florist in Waterbury, Connecticut, where I grew up in the 1950s. Most early mornings he headed to the wholesale market. Schmoozing while selecting fresh … Continue reading

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They’ve all come to look for America…

St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church was the polling place where I was assigned to work on Election Day. Thirty people lined up in the dark before we opened at 6 a.m. I would spend the next 13 hours at the “Special … Continue reading

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A student of U.S. History tries to understand

  Try walking in another person’s shoes, I always told my students. Two days before the most outlandish presidential election in my lifetime, I’m trying to understand how any decent human being could vote for Donald Trump. I’ve been reading. The … Continue reading

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