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500 Years Later – 1517 to 2017

In honor of the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation, I am pausing from the post-Harvey blogs to reflect on the significance of that globe-changing movement that began October 31, 1517. Today we may rant and rail against political, religious, and business injustices and inequities, but at least we are we are free to do so. Five hundred years ago people in Europe were controlled by a complex system of royalty and religious […]

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The Mayflower

Whether one traces his Americanism back three centuries to the Mayflower, or three years to the steerage, is not half so important as whether his Americanism of today is real and genuine. No matter by what various crafts we came here, we are all now in the same boat. Calvin Coolidge The Mayflower is arguably one of the more famous ships in nautical history. Had it not carried the Pilgrims across the stormy north Atlantic […]

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