Month: January 2017

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Storm Clouds

My Honorary Uncle Bob, an eccentric, retired advertising executive who’d taken a shine to me at one of my mother’s cocktail parties, sent me a lengthy history of the French Revolution  when I was at summer camp.  Bob’s intention, I think, was that I be well-prepared to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of Bastille Day.  I loved history, especially the history of revolution and grand … Read More Storm Clouds