Thursday, September 29, 2011

My father's friend, Ted Windt, who was professor emeritus of political rhetoric and a former chair of Pitt's Department of Communication = I wonder what he would think of today's presidential times & rhetoric needed, useful & what we really would remember about them via history???

My father's friend, Ted Windt, who was professor emeritus of political rhetoric and a former chair of Pitt's Department of Communication = I wonder what he would think of today's presidential times & rhetoric needed, useful & what we really would remember about them via history???

So many Saturday afternoons were spent with me as a teenager listening to professor Windt and my father talk while th...
ey grilled steaks (@ our indoor grilling station) worked, had cocktails and wine. .. And Ted was there for some functions too. .. (He encouraged my poetry confirming for my father that I was a poet . .. They opened doors for me that I refused to walk through though because I wanted to do it on my own like an A*$).

Presidents and Protesters : Political Rhetoric in the 1960''s  Amazon.com: Presidents and Protesters : Political Rhetoric in the 1960''s: Theodore O., Jr. Windt: Books
 
Obituary: Ted Windt / Pitt professor, expert on presidential rhetoric
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Ted Windt, a University of Pittsburgh scholar who dazzled generations of students with his passion for politics and language, died yesterday.
Mr. Windt, 67, was an expert on political rhetoric and the author or editor of numerous books and articles on the subject.
 
He had such a keen, incisive mind; his opinions were expressed with such clarity but never with harshness," Wecht said. "It was truly a great intellectual pleasure to get together with him. He would dissect issues like a scalpel."
 
Beyond politics, Mr. Windt was an avid sports fan and a collector of 20th century American literature, with a particular interest in the works of members of the Beat Generation, such as Jack Kerouac.
 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The New Yorker: Dept. Of Diplomacy: Second Act : article on my classy, cool & humble cousin. ..

The New Yorker article on one of my cousins in Manhattan (one is Upper E. Side & other Upper W. Side) was a pleasant surprise for me to find = You always want to see good things for people = especially your kin-folk = and someone as classy, cool + humble as she (and I was just saying = an incredible breakfast maker). ..

"Dept. Of Diplomacy: Second Act : The New Yorker:
When friends and acquaintances of Joan Blumberger Olden, a former fashion executive in New York, received an invitation recently to a cocktail party honoring Fran├žois ..."....
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2008/06/30/080630ta_talk_mead
www.newyorker.com
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925
 
 
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