June 20, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: 1948: Ed Sullivan Show premieres. Queen Victoria ascends throne at age 18 Today’s New York Times back story: Steven Spielberg’s genre-defining film “Jaws” was released on this day in 1975. It was his first big-budget film, and it ushered […]

June 19, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Blaise Pascal, philosopher, b. 1623~The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.  Go to article […]

June 18, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Dragon boat Festival, China. -from today’s New York Times: Across China and in many other parts of the world today, sleek dragon boats will line up, sticky rice dumplings will be eaten, and drums will thrum.  The spectacle […]

June 15, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Carolann is out of the office this afternoon, I will be writing the newsletter on her behalf. PHOTOS OF THE DAY Gardener Roswitha Domine stands in a pond of the greenhouse at Berlin’s Botanical Garden to inspect […]

June 14, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Royal Ascot horse races, England. POINTS OF PROGRESS: NORWAY THE Scandinavian nation has introduced the world’s first zero-emission zone at sea.  The popularity of Norway’s fjords has led to heavy local air pollution; more than 300,000 cruise […]