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mark-j-janssen's picture
Nov.22.2013
Thank you, Sylvia Browne. Thank you, thank you. Like most writers I had expected to make today’s subject where I was on November 22, 1963, when I heard that President Kennedy had been shot. I was in the alley between school and church. I had just run back to school from lunch at home. A few...
douglas-r-keister's picture
Nov.13.2013
The following is a selection from my newest book HEART-LAND: GROWING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING. The last chapter details what happened at my school during the Kennedy assasination.  CHILDHOOD’S END A number of physical and societal signposts dictate the age when our childhood ends and we...
bob-levin's picture
Oct.07.2013
My friend Budd Shenkin, whose blog I have plugged here before (http://buddshenkin.blogspot.com/), and I, getting into the spirit of the season, have been discussing -- and passing back and forth others comments about -- the Kennedy assasination.  He asked if he could blog our last exchange....
shaun-d-landry's picture
Dec.04.2012
  Some of my favorite moments of life is when people who do fuck up shit end up quoting quotes to cover for the fucked up shit they do. Especially when it comes to the idea of Forgiveness. We all have that friend who is so much in a constant state of saying "I'm sorry" for something it becomes...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.18.2011
  There's an early scene in Clint Eastwood's bio-pic, J. Edgar, about which the whole movie - and J. Edgar Hoover's law enforcement/political persona - seems to turn. Hoover is still a young lad, sometime following World War I and the Russian Revolution that immediately followed, in which...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Dec.01.2009
Kennedy and Vietnam In his "History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides said people go to war over "honor, fear and self-interest." "He might also have considered accident, political fog and deceit," wrote Francis G. McGuire in "How The First Helicopter War...
don-lattin's picture
Aug.27.2009
As a writer who seems hopelessly stuck in the sixties, I can’t let Ted Kennedy’s death pass without a comment – and a flashback. My first strong political memory revolves around the bitter 1960 presidential campaign between the dashing Jack Kennedy and the tricky Dick Nixon.  I celebrated my...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
May.17.2008
              Teddy Kennedy is in the hospital; apparently, he had some sort of seizure. At first they thought he had a stroke but now they don’t know. I’ve always had mixed feelings for Ted Kennedy. I think if anyone knows me for a while, they know I’ve always admired the Kennedys. They always...