In the 1950s, one of the masters at the Boston Latin School,
which I attended, was Conrad Jamison, who supplemented his
income as a professional actor.
He kindly invited me to volunteer for a part in the Boston
Arts Festival production of George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s
Disciple. I did apply, and I was accepted for a minor role.
Others in the cast included E.G. Marshall of the Number
One-rated television show, The Defenders; Felicia
Montealegre, the wife of Leonard Bernstein; Martyn Green, the
principal Gilbert & Sullivan performer for D’Oyly Carte;
and Kevin McCarthy, who recently died at the age of 96. It was a
great experience which I shall always remember.
"Kevin McCarthy, a versatile actor who forever earned a place
in horror film history as the small-town doctor who uncovers a
chilling secret in the 1950s thriller "Invasion of the Body
Snatchers," died Sept. 11 of pneumonia at Cape Cod Hospital in
Hyannis, Mass. He was 96.
"McCarthy, the brother of novelist and literary critic Mary
McCarthy, enjoyed a reputation as an extraordinarily busy and
dependable performer over eight decades – – – McCarthy, whose
father was a lawyer, was born in Seattle on Feb. 15, 1914. After
his parents died during the 1918 influenza epidemic, he bouncFACE="Times New Romaned
among boarding schools and relatives, some of whom were
"He was separated from his three siblings, including his
older sister Mary, whose works included the 1963 bestseller "The
Group." She died in 1989."
Source: The Washington Post, 9/13/10, p. B4
September 1, 2010 |
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The Conservative Caucus (TCC) launched today the "Pledge to
Repeal ObamaCare" campaign at
Americans are urged to visit and print the Pledge to Repeal
ObamaCare and get their Senators, Representative and
candidates for the House and Senate to sign the pledge.
Howard Phillips, TCC’s Chairman, announced the new campaign
and the launch of www.SendThemAMessage.com, "This is a vital
step in repealing Obama’s Socialist medicine scheme, to help
keep the pressure on members of Congress to resist the influence
of special interests and liberals in both parties who will be
lobbying to avoid repealing ObamaCare.
Make no mistake, there are many powerful individuals and
companies who will quickly learn how to profit from health care
rationing and other elements of Socialist medicine; they will
fight efforts by Americans to repeal this dangerous scheme."
Mr. Phillips invited Americans to
pass the word to their friends; "As concerned citizens, your
action and that of your friends can make the difference, and I
invite you to visit SendThemAMessage.com now and send ‘them’ a
In conclusion, Mr. Phillips noted the effectiveness of
videoing pledge signing and deliveries, "Under the scrutiny of a
video camera, you may find members of Congress and candidates
more willing to be courageous and sign the pledge to repeal
ObamaCare, than in the quiet of their office with special
interests looking over their shoulder."
The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass roots action
organization, formed in 1974. It was active in opposing the
ObamaCare bill, defeating the SALT II Treaty, repealing the
Catastrophic Coverage Act, blocking the Clinton health-care
takeover, and impeaching President Clinton.
Recently I was asked "If you were going to homeschool your
own children today, what curriculum and method would you
I am, in fact, helping to homeschool four of my
grandchildren, and my method is very simple: a) I share life
experiences with them, b) I give them books to read which I
think are of particular value and importance, c) I ask them to
write reports on each of those books, d) I emphasize vocabulary
and grammar, et cetera. So far, each of them is doing very well
on their College Board tests and college admissions.
My youngest son, Sam, was homeschooled, even while he resided
in his mother’s womb, and he was accepted at every college to
which he applied, including Hampden-Sydney, William and Mary,
Virginia Military Institute, Christendom College, and The
Citadel. In most cases, he was offered scholarships.
We had no fixed curriculum, but we made sure he was well
versed in the Constitution, the Bible, current events, history,
You also ask "If you were going to invest in career education
today, where would you place a bet on demand for the future?
What skills would you develop in order to be a viable worker in
the economy of the future?".
My answer is very simple. There will always be a demand for
integrity, energy, as well as verbal and written communication
Good men are hard to find, and they usually will have no
problem whatsoever in finding suitable opportunities.
Thanks for asking.
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