"Abraham Lincoln: Thoughtful Orator"
Just popping in to say a quick hello and verify that I am still here. These last weeks have been a whirlwind of work, deadlines, family obligations and dealing with all manner of surprises. I'm catching my breath today, and taking care of business around the office -- happy to write a few words here.
The "272 Words" chart is almost finished, and scheduled for release in a few weeks -- to coincide with the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
If you're in the New York area this winter, please drop in on this exhibit "Lincoln and New York," at The New York Historical Society. It runs through March 25, 2010. I haven't seen the exhibit yet, but it's on the calendar for December, and I can't wait. And dig this on-line depiction of Lincoln's popularity among the press -- it brings new meaning to the term "political roller coaster."
Cooper Union, where Lincoln delivered one of his great speeches, is also a good place to visit while in NYC. It places you smack-dab in the Village, not far from one of my favorite restaurants, The Gotham Bar and Grill. It's not on the "cheap eats" list, but why not splurge once in a while . . . right?
Apres-Halloween Observation: I was surprised to note that not one trick-or-treater came to my door dressed as Abraham Lincoln. Seems like a perfect costume -- after all, a three-foot-long stovepipe hat holds a lot of candy. Anyone dressed as Lincoln would have gotten my entire collection of candy! Well, there's always next year. See you soon . . .