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  • “Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.” ~John Adams (1776)
John Adams

Akiko & NSO

featuring Akiko Suwanai, violin, and Dorian Wilson, conductor

It’s been a while since I’ve been in our local concert hall, I feel, and others told me so this evening as I found my seat (and three others a few rows back for a few first-timers I dragged along with me). 1,147 more words

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Madeira and the American Revolution

The history of Madeira is “a bit” murky and “a lot” thought provoking. Our personal fondness and affiliation with the drink stems from the ample supply of Madeira found in the… 336 more words


On Grief

Even the eternal optimist within… Thomas Jefferson was dragged down to earth by loss.  Behind the iconic image was a man who loved deeply and lost nearly everyone dear to him.  184 more words


A Start

Recently, I’ve had to scale way back on how much time I spend doing genealogy. This has been bittersweet: I’m grateful for this new chapter of my life, but I miss the hours looking for records and stories and connections. 650 more words

52 Ancestors

Book Recommendation: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

by Rick Bretz

The United States has always had issues with the Middle East.  For that matter, so has the rest of world.  Some of the issues are due to conquering and occupying nations and their policies but a majority can be traced back to dictator egos and their need for flaunting power. 731 more words

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