I finished reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow last night. It's well-written and well-researched. Had I lived in his time, I would have liked to have been friends with Mr. Hamilton. He was brilliant, a great writer, a mesmerizing speaker, charming, funny, brave and had a strong sense of honor. Last year, I read a biography of John Adams. He was intelligent, disciplined and accomplished a lot in spite of all the political intrigue he had to contend with, but he was grouchy and felt sorry for himself. He also was pretty hard on Hamilton. I would have been friends with George Washington. I was surprised, but I don't think I would have liked Thomas Jefferson. He was intelligent and wrote well, but I think he was wily and a bit of a coward. He did a lot of behind the scenes political maneuvering. By the way, the American political life seems to have required a strong stomach right from the beginning. Oh, I would not have liked Aaron Burr at all.
I made chili from my mom's recipe this morning. I also baked banana bread from a B & B recipe. Oh, my goodness, it turned out great!
I finished my desert scene. Finally! The bad news is that it's awful. I almost posted a photo in spite of that, but I don't know how to use Jim's camera and he's taking a nap. I don't mind posting flops. How else can you learn?
Enjoy your Sunday. It's a beautiful day here.