Friday, February 12, 2021

Remembering Lincoln's Birthday

 On the 212th anniversary of his birth, here is a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's brief Second Inaugural Address, delivered on March 4th, 1865, less than six weeks before he was felled by an assassin's bullet.

If only blue and grey partisans had taken Lincoln's words urging reconciliation to heart.  Instead we had twenty years of antagonistic Reconstruction and nearly a century of  Jim Crow laws.

These noble words are poignant today for real efforts of national unity. 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Remembering Ronald Reagan's Birthday


 Happy Birthday to the Gipper!  His favorite candy were Jelly Bellys, which inspired artist Peter Rocha to  to use 10,000 little candies when making his portrait. 

If the mural that was made out of Jelly Bellies, Reagan's favorite candy, wasn't sweet enough, let them eat cake.