cartoon of Democrats regaining control of government

On The Eve Of The First Democratic Debates

June 26th, 2019

Twenty-four? Twenty-five? The special supplement to The New York Times lists twenty-two. And I thought seven candidates was a lot in 1992. The first “debates”—which is to say the first round of televised statements sanctioned…

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Reunion material, Emma Willard, June 13-16, 2019, and Jester charm

Fifty Years Out Of Emma Willard School

June 19th, 2019

The Saturday of Reunion weekend marked fifty years to that June 14th when Emma Willard‘s class of 1969 gathered in the greensward triangulated by the Chapel, the new Library and Weaver Science Building. It was…

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San Francisco 1: I Begin at the End

May 20th, 2019

One thing just leads to another. And another. And another. It is now 10:51 A.M. Pacific time, 15 May 2019. I using a program called “Notes” which is definitely not Word and it is horrible.…

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About LNB Associates

I once joked that a life of varied experiences has left me with a body of information that resembles the Platte River—“a mile wide and an inch deep.” A voyage down unexpected tributaries and over uncharted seas has certainly gained me a competitive edge in games of trivia as well as a certain confidence that I can manage small talk on almost any subject. It has, moreover, given me the expertise, provided the content and inspired the imagination that I have brought to my clients since 2000.

Recent Posts

It Can Always Be Worse

The phone rang. Caller ID said it was the Tattooed Boy, perhaps to wish my Dear One “Happy Birthday” because, after all, it was February 8. But a woman whose voice I did not recognize spoke, saying there had been an accident and that Jay wanted to talk.  He had been...

“They Started It!”: Facts, Truth and Blame

When I saw that video clip of Nick Sandmann smirking at Omaha Elder Nathan Phillips who was drumming and chanting, and realized just how close the two were standing, I was outraged at the boy’s insolence, shocked at the implicit insult of a white person to an...

Books # 26 – 34 ½ in 2018: All The Rest

I had set myself a goal on GoodReads of 50 books in 2018 and got to 34 ½. I also determined that I would post on every book I read in this blog. Well, that’s two resolutions not kept. So here are the titles left out since 4 August 2018 (in the order read): Noah...

Berthe Morisot, an Impressionist Painter

I had known the exhibition was coming, noted it when it opened and then was all but resigned to missing it, as I do so many shows. But no, My Dear One and I occupied that empty day between Christmas and New Year’s with a drive to the Barnes Foundation. Damned awful...

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