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BY T.F. STERN You might recall a wonderful black and white movie from the early 1950s, The Day the Earth Stood Still, with Michael Rennie playing...

Would honest Democrats and honest Republicans today agree?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP both of our political parties, at least the honest portion of them, agree conscientiously in the same object, the public good: but...

This is how you express a complaint to a friend.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The Champagne you were so kind as to send me the last year proved to be very good …and I should have...

They hated him. He revered them.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I recieved yesterday evening your letter … informing me of the death of mrs Washington:         witness of her constant course in...

You are depressed. This will help

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I am sorry to find by your letter that you are become so recluse. to be 4. or 5. months without descending...

Outwitted, by Edwin Markham

AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew...

Who exactly is in charge here? Part 11 B (OR I need other to...

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Heart: But let us now try the virtues of your mathematical balance, & as you have put into one scale the burthen...

What would I have done without you?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … But why afflict you with these details ? Indeed, I cannot tell, unless pains are lessened by communication with a friend....

A faded flower for a faithful friend!

(Re)Tired Leaders appreciate faithful friends. "Th: Jefferson presents his respectful salutations to mrs. Smith, and sends her the Geranium she expressed a willingness to receive. it is in very bad ..."

We are old, good and about done.

Old and thoughtful leaders cherish friendships and remain grateful. " … Our next meeting must then be in the country to which they have flown,—a country for us not now very distant … I heard once a very old friend, who had troubled himself with neither poets nor philosophers, say … that he was tired of pulling off his shoes and stockings at night, and putting them on again in the morning …"

Days of wine, and not roses, but war! (And BFF!)

"… I send you 3 doz. bottles of Madeira, being the half of a present which I had laid by for you ... Within this week we have received the unhappy news of an action of considerable magnitude, between the King's troops and our brethren of Boston …" May 7, 1775

True Friendship Only Exists Between Good Men

In a true friend a man sees a second self. So...where his friend is he is; if his friend be rich he is not poor; though he be weak his friend’s strength is his