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July 2016

Music & More at Chautauqua

Flutist Jim Walker was the first of three outstanding professional musicians I encountered this year at Chautauqua. He is an old friend …

Hamilton on Broadway

Reading Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton led me to Hamilton: the Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, a book that supplies an annotated score …

50 Years with Steve

We were just twenty-two, but somehow we knew/Life would be terrific, if we said “I do.” With Texas backgrounds, we sought East …

Alexander Hamilton

As soon as I “met” Alexander Hamilton as a statue while Celebrating Independence in Philadelphia, I began reading Alexander Hamilton, the 2005 biography by Ron …

Celebrating Independence

As the the Summer Solstice coincided with a full moon for the first time in 49 years, my daughter, grandsons and I …