Abraham Lincoln and Harriet Beecher Stowe converse at the Connecticut riverfront. In 2005, Lincoln Financial donated $500,000 to the Greater Hartford Arts Council and Riverfront Recapture to create a walk with Lincoln-related sculptures along the Connecticut River.
Ms. Stowe lived in Hartford. She wrote the best seller Uncle Tom's Cabin, which influenced Northern readers against slavery in the run-up to the Civil War. At their meeting, Lincoln is reported to have said something like "So, you are the little woman who started this big war."
The Greater Fool Theory is supposed to be a principle of economics and investing. Who knew that it also applies to Democrats and Republicans? We are facing an economic disaster if the debt ceiling is not raised immediately, and yet the President and Congress play political games.
Elizabeth Park hosted its regular Wednesday night concert, with Steppin' Out, a six-piece band with a sax, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and a female singer. They mainly perform foot-stomping, body-swaying dance music of the '70s through the '90s. I'm going to show a bunch today. You can stop looking whenever you want.
Did I dance? Noooo. That would have made the camera shake.
Community boathouse on the Connecticut River in Hartford.
This is part of the riverfront park system that runs for miles on both the Hartford and East Hartford sides of the river. The boathouse has been constructed in anticipation that the spring floods will flow through the lowest level. The park in which the boathouse sits will be flooded each spring, but it emerges unharmed when the water drains away. The riverfront has been re-engineered to give the floodwaters a place to go.