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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan was taking her morning Communion at her new favorite watering hole The Chelsea Pier. “Drink for this is my blood,” she thought as she quaffed her sacred ablution. When her favorite bartender, JC (“he … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan was drinking French 75s and humming vague tuneless Edith Piaf chansons at The Chelsea Pier, wondering what to say about the Paris attacks, now a week old. Her favorite barkeep JC (his real name, … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan was deep in a conversation with the life-sized cardboard cut out of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the greatest president of the last century, maybe the greatest president ever, which she kept behind the wet bar … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan smiled gently, wanly, swanly (“is that a word,” she murmured to herself) as the shirtless Juan Carlos, the barkeep at The Chelsea Pier (her favorite watering hole) played a Boston shaker like a drum, … Continue reading

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Bacardi Salutes Lifetime Achievement Winner Peggy Noonan On Her Birthday!

On this date in the year of our Lord 1950 in the quaint hamlet of Brooklynshire, Lord and Lady Noonington were interrupted from their elevenses by the arrival of young Margaret Ellen ‘Peggy’ Noonington, and a thousand poins of light. … Continue reading

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Pop Quiz!

The morning email thingie had something in it that sets the blood coursing and pulsing like iced gin through the veins of all good Scissorheads: FIRST LOOK — Peggy Noonan book cover, “The Time of Our Lives,” out Nov. 3, … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan, Bacardi Lifetime Achievement Winner, closed the curtains in the Aviary 2 (the clever name she gave her new spacious penthouse hight above Manhattan) as the winter storm blasted The City. “It’s colder than Nancy … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan’s old black and white Philco always had good reception if the bottle of gin was placed in the exact same spot, near the rabbit ears. She adjusted both the ears and the bottle (by … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Peggy Noonan

Anatomy of a Column eggy Noonan woke up on election day clutching a tear-stained voting stub from 1980 and an hollow pineapple shell. Looking around, she recognized that she was still in The Aviary (the clever nickname she gave her … Continue reading

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Peggy Noonan Goes to Wyoming and Rides a Horse

Good lord, she’s parodying herself now. Tenderfoot doesn’t really like to be in a place where there aren’t a lot of . . . witnesses. She’s from the city and knows the canyons of downtown, the watering holes of the … Continue reading

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