• 10 Oct

    Win Lawson: Of Eisenhower and Crows

    The following is written by my friend Merlin Lawson, brother of former USSS Agent Win Lawson He reflects on one of Win’s favorite “agent anecdotes” 


    My brother, Winston “Win” George Lawson, a native of western New York and…

    Read More
  • 8 Oct

    Libraries et al.

    One of my friends jokingly accused me of dropping off of the radar Indeed, I have had a weak online presence recently


    Beyond the activities I have previously posted – participation in book clubs and other organizations -…

    Read More
  • 18 Sep

    Tom Johnson: Of Mentors and Macon

    Macon, Georgia, native Tom Johnson (no relation to LBJ) shares some of his life experiences with me He does so in memory of my father, who was also born in Macon They met when Tom first came…

    Read More
  • 27 Aug

    Happy Birthday, LBJ

    LBJ sent my mother this birthday card when he was the vice president, inscribed with his bold, recognizable signature He also sent a congratulatory letter to her after my birth in which he wrote, “Thank heaven for…

    Read More
  • 20 Aug

    LBJ and the Berlin Wall

    I am a big fan of  Tom Hanks and Steven Speilberg movies and enjoyed the movie “Bridge of Spies” I envision scenes from this movie when I think about my father touring the Communist-controlled, Eastern sector of…

    Read More
  • 19 Aug

    Histocrats interview

    I was recently interviewed by this interesting history website, Histocrats Cool website






  • 27 Jul

    I Like Ike, Too

    “When I called on the Eisenhowers, Mamie would always remind me to “look after the General,” and Ike, who always seemed to be on his way to the golf course, would pause long enough to say, “Take…

    Read More