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Book Review: Of Plymouth Plantation

Of Plymouth Plantation: Bradford’s History Of The Plymouth Settlement 1608-1650, by William Bradford This book is a vitally important book to read when it comes to understanding the self-perception of American settlers of New England during the key period when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War

Mayflower: A Story Of Courage, Community, And War, by Nathaniel Philbrick Sometimes the familiarity of a story can blind us to its quality and character, and such is the story of the Mayflower. The author apparently wanted to write a … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1621: A New Look At Thanksgiving

1621: A New Look At Thanksgiving, by Catherine O’Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac with Pilmoth Plantation, photographs by Sisse Brimberg and Cotton Coulson Revisionist historians have always had a problem with the Thanksgiving story. Given the wide gulf between … Continue reading

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Take Some Time To Appreciate The Cogs In The Wheel

In life, I think most of us understand that we often are cogs in wheels, small parts of much bigger processes going on.  I would hope that is not a thought that bothers or disturbs us.  However much we may … Continue reading

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Book Review: Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving

Squanto And The Miracle Of Thanksgiving, by Eric Metaxas, illustrated by Shannon Stirnweis As someone who cares a great deal about the keeping of and memory of Thanksgiving [1], I find books about Thanksgiving to be intriguing and worthy of … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For A Non-Intercourse Agreement

Once upon a time, it was not very uncommon for the people of these United States to engage in non-intercourse agreements, although the use of boycotts and similar agreements has always been fraught with some difficulty.  At the beginning of … Continue reading

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Just Desserts

I can vividly remember my worst Thanksgiving ever.  It was not the sort of day one would likely forget.  Two days before, my mother had been fitted with a pair of braces and I had been fitted with a retainer, … Continue reading

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Up In Smoke

It had all the ingredients of a quiet Thanksgiving night, spent among friends so close as to be family, who I had spent the last few hours eating with, chatting with, and relaxing with. Then, all of the sudden, the … Continue reading

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Cold Hands, Warm Heart

This morning, for the second time this week, I had to scrape ice off of my windows before I could make my way to work, after dropping off some books at the library that I have read [1] before heading … Continue reading

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Husker Du

About four years ago, as I was reading about obscure rock bands whose influence far outweighed their history [1], I came across a band I had never heard about from Minneapolis, a city I have never yet visited. The band, … Continue reading

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