Divine Detour

Divine Detours

The blog you’re reading is not the one scheduled for today. In what might be called a divine detour, I decided to pull it for now. I asked someone to preview that blog. His response falls in the category of “Be careful what you ask for; you just might get it.” He sent me an email in which it seemed nearly everything about the blog was inaccurate and rendered the opinion it should not be […]

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Massasoit Ousamequin

Massasoit Ousamequin – Leader of the Pokanokets

Massasoit Ousamequin. Ever heard of him? He was a famous leader among the Pokanoket people – the people who had lived on the land we call New England, for thousands of years before the Mayflower showed up in 1620 The history of what happened following that famous voyage nearly four-hundred years ago, assigns only a minor part to Massasoit Ousamequin. However, without his leadership and intervention, more famous people such as William Bradford, Myles Standish, […]

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400 years

Two Quad-Centennial Anniversaries – Two Very Different Outcomes

This year and next the United States observes two quad-centennial anniversaries of significant historical events, with two quite different outcomes. This year, 2019, marks 400 years since the first Africans arrived in Hampton, Virginia. In late August 1619 two English ships, the White Lion and the Treasurer, attacked the Spanish San Juan Bautista. The crews hoped to find a hold filled with gold. Instead they found hundreds of enslaved Africans. The White Lion crew took […]

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domestic violence

Be Safe On-Line From Stalkers

This is a guest blog from the staff at TechWarn, an organization dedicated to keeping people at risk from domestic violence safe on-line. October is Domestic Violence Month. As we’ve learned from the many #MeToo stories in circulation recently, when people are abused or threatened with violence, others too often either do not believe them, or dismiss the seriousness of the threat. If you know someone in danger from domestic violence, share this blog with them […]

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Think Global, Shop Local At Bean’s Café

Celia Moore, the owner of Beans Café, one of my favorite places to hang out to write, was featured in a front cover story in our local Energy Corridor Living magazine. I wrote Celia Moore to congratulate her and inquire about writing a blog about her as part of my blog’s overall purpose to promote people, programs and programs that do something useful for society. In response, she sent me her thoughts about the future […]

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