I’m sick of shock, sick of gory . . . Is anybody here wise?
– From “Wise to the Ways,” by Catie Curtis
On the phone last weekend 3-year-old Alex told Ellen he was going to be a pirate for Halloween.
“Arrrr,” I said, eavesdropping in the background. (more…)
Eleanor Roosevelt was tall and had buckteeth, and was painfully shy.
She found out about her husband’s affair when she discovered letters in the bottom of his suitcase. Franklin was just home from Europe. It was 1918. Eleanor read the letters and realized that Franklin had been in love with her social secretary, Lucy Mercer, for four years, even as the last two of the five Roosevelt children were conceived and delivered. (more…)
The question is not: Why did the Anasazi disappear? (The answer to that one is still a swirl of conjecture.) The question should be: Why were they there in Chaco Canyon in the first place? And what is the meaning of the monumental architecture they left behind? (more…)