October 19, 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Hide in the woods instead, and dream As the beeches turn to their autumn brown And acorns plop in the swollen stream; Sit on a rotting log; scrawl down Rubbish of verses fit for fire, Gardener, poet, […]

October 18, 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Oct. 18, 1968, the United States Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, for giving a “black power” salute as a protest during a victory ceremony in Mexico City. Go to article […]

October 17, 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Oct. 17, 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939. Go to article » Also on this day, in 1919, the Radio […]

October 16, 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents:  HAPPY MONDAY! On this day in 1793, Marie Antoinette is beheaded during the French Revolution. Hong Kong, Oct. 16–Communist China announced tonight that it had exploded its first atom bomb. Peking pledged that it would never be the […]

October 13, 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Oct. 13, 1943, Italy declared war on Germany, its one-time Axis partner. Go to article » 1812 – British and Canadians Victorious at Queenston Heights; Gen Isaac Brock dies. 1925- Lenny Bruce was born. 1941- Paul Simon […]