Category Archives: American History

R & R In New England

Wander through New England with me…. Continue reading

Posted in America, American History, Architecture, Art, baptist, beauty, Boston, Chocolate, church, Community, Culture, Diversity, Food, Free Speech, Freedom, Liberty, Museums, New England, photography, politics, progress, Rhode Island, Roots, time, Travel, wildflowers | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Rodalena Recommends: Kennedy Tomes

“So now he is legend when he would have preferred to be a man…at least he will never know whatever sadness might have lain ahead.” Continue reading

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Memory, and Moving Forward

We will remember… Continue reading

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Gettysburg at 150

Some wounds are too deep to heal completely. Sometimes, people and countries must learn to live with their scars. Continue reading

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Fearless Eyes

Happy birthday, Margaret. Continue reading

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Accidental Empathy: An Open Letter to Brad Paisley and LL Cool J

Dear Brad and LL, “Accidental Racist” is a song that starts conversations. I wanted to stop and take a minute to thank you both for that: the more people have conversations, the more likely it is for that weird thing … Continue reading

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What She’s Made Of

The U. S. S. Constitution was built with the strength of liberty… Continue reading

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