For this day, President’s Day in the United States, I started reading a book called “Founding Mothers”. So many of the voices of women pre-20th century were erased, it is a miracle we know what we do about those of the 18th century and earlier. Fortunately, many of these ladies were literate and prolifically so, and some of their letters survived, despite the fact that letter-burning was as commonplace as clearing out one’s email inbox is now.
In honor of the day (which is at this moment being dishonored and disgraced and defiled by the current occupant of the most sacred office), I finished reading a book last night about Abraham Lincoln as the commander of the army in the Civil War, then almost immediately watched the film “Lincoln”, so every person and event was still fresh in my mind. Daniel Day-Lewis so thoroughly inhabited his role as the president that for certain moments I could believe I was actually looking at Abe himself on my screen.
I maintain this site even though no one reads blogs anymore (especially personal blogs by nobodies like myself), and I receive no feedback. I just like writing. I also write in a journal, in cursive!, but trust that the content of those pages is of a completely different nature and no you will never see it.