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December 21st is Forefathers' Day

This quote is often associated with Christopher Columbus who set out in 1492 with 3 ships to find a shorter route to Asia.  It should also be applied to the pilgrims… 356 more words

Spiritourism

We live in interesting times. Organized religions continually comment that in looking at statistics, no matter which denomination you choose to examine, registered memberships have dropped considerably over the years, everywhere. 360 more words

Travel

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Another crisp morning in sun drenched december paradise.  Another 20 minute wait at a trainstation.  Another bleary eyed confessional written on a damp bench. Another awkward onlooker. 576 more words

LEARNING FROM THE "WAR ON CHRISTMAS"

If you are in the habit of tuning into Fox News, you will know that, for some years now, Bill O’Reilly has been calling attention each December to what he labels the “War on Christmas.”  O’Reilly has in mind the various efforts “to diminish the celebration of Jesus’s birthday,” from department stores instructing their employees to say “Happy Holidays,” to public officials banning nativity scenes, to atheist organizations erecting billboards telling children to skip church on Christmas Day. 1,063 more words

History

A STORY OF PILGRIMS 15

The roof of the original cabin was a sandwich of boards and earth with the earth in the middle to serve as insulation. On the inside, a ceiling was made by nailing muslin to the underside of the roof logs and then painting the muslin with whitewash. 1,149 more words

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Mayflower Replica Sets Sail For Repairs In Mystic

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America has set sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts, to another historic port in Connecticut where it will undergo a restoration. 123 more words

News

Roses in December

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a celebration especially dear to those who claim their heritage as natives of Mexico and, by extension, all Native Americans and native peoples everywhere. 246 more words