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You know those religious fanatics who fled England for America in 1630 with John Winthrop? Well, I’m apparently descended from one of them.

It had never crossed my mind that I might be descended from Puritans. I mean, I knew it was a possibility, as I was aware that members of my family had come over from England, but I didn’t think it was likely. Maybe it’s because I spend so much of my life railing against religious […]

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Sarah Vowell may read this post, so please don’t leave stupid comments

I’m sick. I have a cold. I slept for about 15 hours last night. And I probably should have stayed in this evening, buried under mountain of blankets, but, thanks to a friend of a friend of a friend, I happened into some tickets for a reading by writer, historian and public radio personality Sarah […]

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