Tribute to Linda Jay

Linda Jay March 22 1939 to October 22 2022


Book Review: Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather

Ochre and yellow, half shades of green between the sea and groves of olives, old, old tamarisks, and the rainbow flowers of quivering red tubes, Willa Cather conjures New Mexico as a dream that turns out to be true.


Dancing to the Beat of One Drum

If you ask Sabrina Blais how she got to Ghana, plan on learning about an unexpected odyssey attesting to life’s curiosities. She knew little about the Ghanaian culture and even less about the small nation’s history or the role that it played in West Africa.


Carousels: the whirl of the holidays

When Joni Mitchell recorded “The Circle Game” back in 1966, her carousel lyrics conveyed a pensive slant on the passage of time. In fact, that was also a rather doleful time for carousels, which had enjoyed their greatest heyday much earlier – in the first quarter of the 20th century. 


A Return to Bedford Falls

In the opening scenes of the movie, actor, James Stewart, portrays a young character named George Bailey, a “poor” everyman, constantly being challenged by life’s unforeseen circumstances and the resulting disappointments that occur. We see his hopes and dreams dissolve before his very eyes, and ours.


Tales from the Golden Age of Radio 1944, WNBC, New York City

Linda Jay writes about her parents, Verne and Helen Jay, who were iconic writers for radio shows “The Shadow,” “Mr. and Mrs. North,” “Famous Jury Trials,” and “Grand Central Station” during the Golden Age of Radio.


The unspoken label for a growing political movement is "Reactionary"

Lots of labels are thrown around to define or tag political opponents. Proponents embrace other labels as a badge of honor. And a few labels are so controversial, like Christian Nationalist or Communist, that even those in sympathy with those beliefs shy away from them. However, the label reactionary is missing in the current political vocabulary. 


Hold On

What a week it has been!  At the top of the charts would be Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, and his subsequent dismantling of special teams that oversaw content management, ethics, privacy, as well as employment law protections.