Pastimes for holiday

Wow, so much has happened. A birthday party, a New Years Party, skiing at Tahoe, confirming my participation in a summer Opera program, not to mention a revolutionary Primary and a massive storm: tons of stuff has been happening.

I’m reading Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President’s War Powers (Hardcover) which is brilliant–I love hearing 19th century gossip. Did you know Lincoln spoke in a high, shrill tenor? Or that the Chief Justice who wrote the Dred Scott decision (where all people of African descent were ruled permanent second class citizens. Not the noblest moment in our high court’s history) freed “his”slaves when he lived in Maryland? All very interesting stuff. Anyhoo, more later (watching America’s Next Top Model).

Inspirational Quote:

Cynic: A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. – Ambrose Bierce

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