Tag Archives: Political Conventions

And So It Begins

On August 28, 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the most irritating of the big three Romantic poets you had to read in school, eloped with Harriet Westbrook. No one cared. Byron, Keats and Shelley were strange fellows. And on August 28, … Continue reading

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Wait For It

Anticipation is a wonderful thing, at least in sports – when it’s the bottom of the ninth and the score is tied and the grizzled old slugger, well past his prime, is called in from some dark corner of the … Continue reading

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Things Fall In Place

Things weren’t supposed to be settled this fast. Long ago the presidential candidates were chosen at the party conventions in late summer – after many meetings in smoke-filled rooms, where the important people did their horse trading, while the party … Continue reading

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