Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

25 largest houses in America


The Breakers



Within 20 years of the end of the Civil War the United States had emerged from economic ruin and begun its entrance onto the world stage. The 1880s and 1890s saw an explosion of industrialization, discovery, innovation and economic change. Wealth brought social change and the opportunity for the exploration of new themes in American fine and decorative arts and architecture, nowhere better expressed than in Newport, Rhode Island. As this podcast documents, Americans today can revisit this era at the properties of the Preservation Society of Newport County. This podcast is an excerpt from a 48 minute documentary available online athttp://stores.newportmansions.org or at any Newport Mansions Store. 

Ocean Almighty in Detail – Of Crabs (my photographic memoir)


Ocean Almighty in Detail - Of Crabs (my photographic memoir)

Ocean Almighty in Detail – Of Crabs (my photographic memoir)

April Jobs Data Show Slower Recovery as Congress Considers Cuts (from National Women’s Law Center)


April Jobs Data Show Slower Recovery as Congress Considers Cuts (from National Women's Law Center)

April Jobs Data Show Slower Recovery as Congress Considers Cuts (from National Women’s Law Center) (click to read more)

Waiting (my photographic memoirs)


Waiting (my photographic memoirs)

Waiting (my photographic memoirs)

the parking lot (my photographic memoirs)


the parking lot (my photographic memoirs)

the parking lot (my photographic memoirs)

Today’s Birthday: HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884)


Harry S. Truman (1884)

In 1945, when US president Franklin D. Roosevelt died—just 82 days into his fourth term—Truman, his vice president, assumed the office. Presiding over the end of World War II and the transition to peacetime, he made unexpectedly bold decisions. He dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan, proposed the “Truman Doctrine” of Communist containment, authorized the Berlin Airlift, and initiated US involvement in the Korean War. For most of his second term, Truman did not live in the White House. Why? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) – On the young, the old and the in-between


I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

Great Gray Heron at El Dorado Park (my photographic memoirs)


Great Gray Heron at El Dorado Park  (my photographic memoirs)

Great Gray Heron at El Dorado Park (my photographic memoirs)

Serenading the Fish (my photographic memoirs)


Serenading the Fish (my photographic memoirs)

Serenading the Fish (my photographic memoirs)