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We Get It ! Enough Already!

Review of the Smithsonian Institute’s new exhibit, ‘Thomas Jefferson and Slavery at Monticello. 

New museum exhibits are created with the purpose …of providing new insights, displaying rarely seen artifacts, and/or educating the public about overlooked historical time periods.  384 more words


Garden Touring as Pain Relief or, How Monticello in Spring Can Nourish a Flagging Spirit

After several months of pain, caused by inflamed tendons that left my thumb frozen and looking as if ready for take-off in the “locked and upright position”, failed therapy and cortisone injections (think medieval torture by thumb-screws), the agony being at last relieved with a 10-minute surgical procedure, I was more than eager to greet spring with a day trip to… 341 more words

Trips And Tramps

Thomas Jefferson landscape architect. Part I

In the present publicity excess on the American presidential elections, Trump versus Hillary, I can’t help fantasizing about the ideal president. What about a landscape architect for president? 846 more words

Effaced goes Stateside

Good news for the Effaced team!

Emily Cock has just been awarded a prestigious Peter Nicolaisen International Fellowship at the Robert H. Smith Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello, VA. 121 more words


Blogging From A to Z Challenge - M

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Blogging From A to Z Challenge – M…

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April 13th Thomas Jefferson Day

Thomas Jefferson will always be remembered as the chief writer of the Committee of 5 that crafted the Declaration of Independence.  Though born of Welsh parents and a British citizen, he felt called to help form a new nation that he loved deeply but was well aware of all her faults as well. 487 more words

Unboxing The Bizarre