They say that, in polite conversation, one shouldn’t talk about religion or politics. Over the past few years, I’ve talked about politics. Whatever made me think a July Fourth Sunday was a good day to talk about religion?Continue reading “The Other Thing We Aren’t Supposed to Talk About at Dinner”
Some things can’t wait to be shared!Continue reading “Good Monday”
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.
Incidentally, Feb 24, 1583, was Shrove Monday, too.
I’m prepping for the next series of Core Curriculum.Continue reading “I would not think to touch the sky.”
Some thoughts on February 22ndContinue reading “I Choose My Own Way To Burn”
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”