Good Monday

Some things can’t wait to be shared!

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Shrove Monday, 1583

OTD in history, (Feb 24, 1583) John Eldred departs London on the Tiger, bound for Aleppo, Syria. Returning in 1588 on the Hercules with a wealth of riches, particularly in nutmeg, his journals would inspire Shakespeare to write “her husband’s to Aleppo gone, master o’ the Tiger”.

I am his direct descendant.

He is the subject of my next book.

John Eldred’s bust in Greater Saxham
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Incidentally, Feb 24, 1583, was Shrove Monday, too.

I would not think to touch the sky.

I’m prepping for the next series of Core Curriculum.

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I Choose My Own Way To Burn

Some thoughts on February 22nd

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Seventy-eight years ago, the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the empire of Japan. And although I wasn’t there – I wasn’t even born! – I’m still remembering it. Continue reading “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day”

Mother of Exiles

One wonders how our cultural conscience would be different had we called her “Mother of Exiles” instead of “Lady Liberty”.

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