This column on “Standing Room Only” by Karen Joy Fowler was first published in Vector 276, Summer 2014: 2,905 more words
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Lexington Part II - "Our troops advanced towards them, without any intention of injuring them." Who Fired First at Lexington?
The above words were written by Lt. Col. Francis Smith in his official report to General Thomas Gage. Smith, in command of the British expedition to Concord recently returned from what would be the opening salvo of rebellion. 1,308 more words
Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the events in Boston leading up to the American Revolution. The History program called “Sons of Liberty” brought a modern “spin” to the historic events of 1775. 891 more words
Back From Down Under 2
Three years ago with our good friends, my wife Trisha and I ventured down under. We flew from San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand, rented a car and headed off for a week-long road trip experiencing the sights and culture of this picturesque country. 957 more words