A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series.
The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ...
Her father, Ivan, was an investment banker, and her mother, Virginia Barnett Wing, had been an actress and singer in the early ’30s.
Her lineage goes back to Norway, where the family name was Vinje.
Grace Slick, to the public mind, is synonymous with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship in the way that Mick Jagger is synonymous with the Rolling Stones.
Ironically, Grace was not an original member of the band, nor was she with Starship at the very end.
Upon his return to America, he continued to order large quantities of Bordeaux for himself and for George Washington, and stipulated in one 1790 letter that their respective shipments should be marked with their initials.The term "civil religion" was first used by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and refers to "the religious dimension of the polity." American civil religion has been summed up by one scholar as "an institutionalized collection of sacred American beliefs providing sources of cohesion and prophetic guidance through times of national crises." Among those sacred beliefs, a cult of liberty has been important from very early on. Bellah quotes a 1770 observer's opinion that "the minds of the people are wrought up into as high a degree of Enthusiasm by the word liberty, as could have been expected had Religion been the cause."Liberty, nationalism, and faith are fused in the American civil religion.As Norman Mailer once put it, "In America, the country was the religion. ."Central to the American civil religion are two eighteenth-century documents: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Before long Washington had become the Moses-liberator figure, Jefferson the prophet.It had no label, but etched into the glass in a spindly hand was the year 1787, the word “Lafitte,” and the letters “Th.J.” The bottle came from a collection of wine that had reportedly been discovered behind a bricked-up cellar wall in an old building in Paris.