Month: February 2016

As I Like It!

FEB 29 GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORTS  While watching late-night TV recently—victim of a little geriatric insomnia—I caught the last period of the U.S. Hockey Team’s “miracle on ice” win over the USSR. I well remember watching the game live from Lake Placid in 1980. There is no moment […]

AS I LIKE IT!

FEB 22 My recent visit to New Orleans, and the subsequent on-line discussions about charbroiled oysters, has led me to ponder why I like one food or flavor over another. I realize it all comes down to personal taste, but what factors decide what I like and what […]

DAYS OF DESTINY

May 2, 1863 CHANCELLORSVILLE While holding a steaming cup of Yankee coffee in his hand, the Confederate Major stood by the fire, warming his backside. He turned to the officer sitting on the log across from him and said, “Joe Hooker stole a march on Bobby Lee; that’s […]

AS I LIKE IT!

AS I LIKE IT! FEB 15 Last week Clista and I paid a quick visit to New Orleans. The official purpose of our trip was to take a load of our antiques to an auction, but the real reason centered on oysters. I love oysters anyway they’re served—raw, […]

FACES IN THE CROWD

FACES IN THE CROWD William Alexander Morgan On the morning of March 11, 1961, a fair-haired man in a ragged, dirty prison uniform was marched to an interior wall of El Cabana prison, made to stand before a post. The sun was just peeking over the stone walls […]

AS I LIKE IT!

  FEB 8 2016 SUBSCRIBER DRIVE UPDATE. My 2016 Beg-a-thon has been concluded, and I’m pleased with the results. Through the efforts of a dozen or so of my readers, we were able to add 140 new subscribers, or a 63% increase. The number of subscribers is important […]