Archive for March 2012

The First Lady a Nation Never Knew: Pat Nixon in Private Taped Phone Calls & 100 Pictures on Her Centennial

This weekend marks the centennial of First Lady Pat Nixon, whose story is as fascinating as it is largely unknown offering a dramatic example of triumph over struggle  that genuinely exemplified the idealized “American Dream.” It is told here through… Read More ›

Marion Berry: Not the DC Mayor, the Oregon Pie

Washington, D.C.’s  imprisoned and re-elected mayor (1979-1991; 1995-1999) is Marion Barry. Oregon’s longish, glossy, purple  fruit is the Marion Berry. And that makes Marionberry Pie the unofficial though unchallenged  State Pie of Oregon. Found in profusion along Willamette Valley vines each… Read More ›

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