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200 Years Later: Siblings & Soirées


While the Jay family’s ancestral home in Rye was not deeded to Peter Augustus Jay until September of 1822, Peter and his family were already spending many of their summers at the country residence by 1814.   326 more words

Art Day: Morse Code

While I was a student at the University of Oklahoma, I had the great pleasure to hear David Mccullough speak a couple of times on the Founding Fathers and other revolutionary topics.   158 more words


The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Though Michael Mann’s buckskin-sex, tomahawk-to-the-head take on James Fenimore Cooper isn’t about the Revolutionary War or national independence, it evokes, as few films do, the real wilderness of the time, a place at once homestead, battlefield, and frontier. 71 more words


The End of the Line

I do not like being at the End of the Line!

I have often said, “All things being equal, if we are going the same place at the same speed then I would just as soon be at the head of the line.” 646 more words

Algorithms For Life

Two Early Americans

Continuing my early American kick, I read The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper.  I’ve also taken out a volume of Washington Irving so I can finish Knickerbocker’s History of New York, which I started listening to on a long trip. 326 more words