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November 2013

Lighting the way

David and Leslie in Coral Gables are awaiting the birth of twins, due December 12. They are prepared! The nursery dresser is …

Black History

Several books of Black History, a discipline barely known until the 1960s, have helped me, as I visit¬†historic sites, to better understand …

Symphonies & Sports

How is a conductor like a quarterback? CBS News Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis shows how Alan Gilbert’s conducting of the New York …

Civil War & Black History

My last year in high school, 1961-62, marked the beginning of the Centennial of the Civil War. The popular books and articles …

Night Sky and Beyond

On October 17, I took Violet to see “Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky” at the Boston Museum of Science Planetarium. …