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Follow the Red Brick Line

theme: beneath my feet

The Freedom Trail runs through all the historical locations of Boston. It is 2.5 miles long and visits 16 significant locations. 17 more words

Photo Challenge

My Mother, Thief of Goat’s Milk Products

There was no freaking way she was going to redecorate my room. No way on earth. She had that power at one point in my life, and as a result, I spent my teenage years in a sunflower yellow room adorned with far too much poppy imagery. 894 more words


John Adams: The Independent President

John Adams, like George Washington, did not enjoy his inauguration either, though for somewhat different reasons. His wife and political confidant, Abigail, was at home in Quincy, Massachusetts caring for John’s dying mother. 235 more words

American History


I just got back from my second biennial American History Road Trip, and this year’s extravaganza was even bigger and better than the one in 2013 that inaugurated this hoary tradition. 1,630 more words

Thinking Historically

East Coast Adventures - Boston in February

There were good reasons for why we chose to visit Boston in February. R had a meeting scheduled for the Monday so would have to travel up on his birthday weekend anyway, so I scheduled a research trip at Wellesley, and we booked a flight for the Saturday morning. 1,560 more words


The Boston Massacre

On March 5, 1777, colonists were shouting at “lobsterbacks“: (British soldiers) as they protected the Boston customs house. As the crowd began antagonizing the soldiers, stones, snowballs, and other refuse was thrown. 59 more words


and this is how it started...We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking this week about “how” and “why” our founding fathers did the things they did, chose the path they chose, and ultimately laid forth what we have as our Constitution. 629 more words

American Values