February 21, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday! February 21, 1916 – Battle of Verdun: Over 1 million men killed, France. 1925 – New Yorker Magazine debuts. On Feb. 21, 1965, former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was shot and killed by assassins […]

February 20, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends,    Tangents: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth as he flew aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. Go to article »              RISKS To laugh is to risk appearing a […]

February 19, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: On Feb. 19, 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 United States Marines landed on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encountered ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans took control of the strategically […]

February 18, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: 1930 – Photographic evidence of Pluto was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz. Go to article » Yoko Ono turns 87 years young today. At Least By Ha Jin You don’t need […]

February 14, 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Tangents: Happy Friday! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Valentine’s derives its significance for lovers from its association with the mating season of birds.  Chaucer refers to this in his Parliament of Fowls, c.1381: For this was on seynt Volantynys day […]