Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Thankfully, Jean Henry’s ancestor did not get my ancestor killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill

On this site a few days ago, in a conversation about the misdeeds of our ancestors, Jean Henry mentioned that a relative of hers, Colonel Ephraim Doolittle of Shoreham, Vermont, was likely responsible for the deaths of many men in his command at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June of 1775. Doolittle and his […]

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Will they destroy each other before they destroy our country?

It’s one thing to have the conservative Wall Street Journal amplifying the whistleblower’s complaint that, “(T)he President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election“, and old-school conservatives like Bill Kristol running ads directed at Republican members of Congress in […]

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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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Election Night 2012… results, interpretation, and celebration

OK, I’ve got my beer and I’m in front of a television… let’s do this, America. 8:13 I just talked with Growing Hope’s Amanda Edmonds. She heard from a friend of hers this morning that there was a handwritten sign telling voters at the Huron County Township Hall that state-issued voter ID was mandatory. Amanda […]

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Tomahawk chops, war whoops, and the bubbling racism at the heart of Scott Brown’s Senate campaign

I thought, a few days ago, in their first televised debate, when Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts said of his opponent, Elizabeth Warren, “professor Warren claimed that she is a Native American… a person of color… and, as you can see, she’s not,” that we’d reached the nadir of this campaign. I was proven wrong […]

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