Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jonathan Frid, TV’s “Barnabas Collins,” Dead at 87


He passed away in his native Ontario on April 14th. Frid was the reluctant star who played a reluctant vampire on ABC’s daytime gothic drama, “Dark Shadows.” The vampire was originally only supposed to be a short-lived character but proved so popular … Continue reading

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Still Down With a Bug


I’m still down with a bug that’s been in my system since around March 16. I am slowly getting better – I attended the monthly AD committee this past week – but expect it to be another couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 76 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: THE President is “to NOMINATE, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 75 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: THE President is to have power, “by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the senators present concur.” Though this provision has … Continue reading

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