Saturday, December 28, 2019

Cry Innocent (The People vs Bridget Bishop)

"A witness testified that Ms Bishop came to him at night and sat upon his chest." In other words, the young man had a dirty dream for which the lovely Ms. Bishop was executed as a witch for.

“Not all of Salem’s witchiness is silly…the play Cry Innocent: The People Versus Bridget Bishop, in which the audience may question the accused, is educational and beautifully performed.”

Thursday, December 26, 2019

"A false tongue..."

“A false tongue will never make a guilty person.” -Susanna Martin

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Thank you... (November 11)

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”

President John F Kennedy

Monday, November 4, 2019

John F. Kennedy (Gone From Us Too Soon!)

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."–John F. Kennedy

Friday, November 1, 2019

St Therese" I cried for you"

I understood that the Church had a Heart, and that this Heart was burning with love."–" Thérèse of Lisieux

This is not a quote from New England but simply wanted to honor "the greatest saint of modern times" today on All Saints Day!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

"Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time"–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Christina Ricci Rocks!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Nathan Hale–American Spy

Nathan Hale ( June 6, 1755, Coventry, CT)

I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Emily Dickinson–"Afterlife”

To love is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
December 10, 1830
May 15, 1886 (aged 55)
Amherst, Massachusetts, US

Friday, October 18, 2019


Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.–Edgar Allen Poe

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Witchcraft in America

The three hundredth anniversary of the Salem witch trials of 1692 comes at a time when witchcraft commands a scholarly attention that would have been puzzling in 1892 or even in 1792. Edmund Morgan

Biography: Paul Revere

In the Fall of 1774 & Winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers, and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories.–Paul Revere

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Profiles in History - Stephen Hopkins

"I've never seen, heard nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it could not even be talked about. H*** yes, I'm for debating anything; Rhode Island says Yea!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Is this Salem Witch Dungeon Museum HAUNTED??

“I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink!” Scaffolding abandoned and with feet swaying above the earth, the cries of accused witch Sarah Good were thought to be silenced. Good’s reedy words were not lost, however, with the bend of her neck—instead they breathe life into the brittle pages of the Salem records. Blending the noiseless horror of these factual documents with the immunity of historical fiction in Dorcas Good, Earhart attempts to return readers to the gnarled crest of Gallows Hill and the panic which coiled upon each Salem doorstep throughout the summer and autumn of 1692.–The Diary of Dorcas Good,Child Witch of Salem by Rose Earhart
Is the little girl who supposedly haunts the Salem Witch Dungeon Museum that of Dorcas Good's spirit?

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The strange death of Edgar Allen Poe (October 7, 1849)

The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.

There are more questions in heaven and earth than there are grains of sand in the universe!

Elvira meets HP Lovecraft

I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.–HP Lovecraft

Legs that are too die for!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mary Towne Estey (August 24,1634–September 22,1692)

“I will say it, if it was my last time, I am clear of this sin.” -Mary Easty
Mary Towne Eastey was a defendant in the Salem witch trials in colonial Massachusetts. She was executed by hanging in Salem in 1692. Wikipedia
DiedSeptember 22, 1692, Salem, MA

Written by her 9th great grandson in 2016.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

A Trip to Sleepy Hollow

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.–Washington Irving (April 3, 1883 through November 28, 1859: final resting place Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, NY)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Love, whether newly born or...

Shocking, isn't it!

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.–Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Friday, October 4, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Susannah Martin: Accused Witch

“A false tongue will never make a guilty person.” -Susanna Martin (Hanged for witchcraft: July 19, 1692)

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The ghost (and the curse) of Giles Corey

The Curse of Giles CoreyGiles Corey was accused of witchcraft and crushed to death by the sheriff of Salem. With his dying words he cursed the sheriff and the town. Many believe the curse was real, and resulted in 300 years of ailing sheriffs and a great fire that destroyed much of Salem.
It is also whisper on dark corners, if Giles Corey ever meets his true love in the afterlife the curse will end!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sad will be the day when the American people forget their traditions and their history, and no longer remember that the country they love, the institutions they cherish, and the freedom they hope to preserve, were born from the throes of armed resistance to tyranny, and nursed in the rugged arms of fearless men

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Born on this day, September 27, 1722. Happy Birthday to my favorite Son of Liberty!

Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

James Otis: Writ off Assistance

"I will to my dying day oppose, with all the powers and faculties God has given me, all such instruments of slavery on the one hand and villainy on the other as this Writ of Assistance "–

James Otis   

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

John Winthrop

"For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world."

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1776 Is Anbody There

John Hancock: I'm still from Boston, John; you know where I stand.

John Adam, No Hancock–your a fair man, stay that way...

1776 the Musical

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe: The author every self-doubting and tortured scrip aspires to be.

DYN: Poe's The Raven only made him $25 during his lifetime!

Stephen Hopkins on debating an issue

I have never seen, heard nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn't even be talked about. H*** yes, I'm for debating anything; Rhode Island says–Yea! Stephen Hopkins, 1776 the musical

Friday, September 20, 2019

We are not insensible that when liberty is in danger, the liberty of complaining is dangerous; yet a man on a wreck was never denied the liberty of roaring as loud as he could, says Dean Swift. And we believe no good reason can be given why the colonies should not modestly and soberly inquire what right the Parliament of Great Britain have to tax them.
1707 03/07 Birth of Stephen Hopkins; 1785 04/13 Death of Stephen Hopkins

Thursday, September 19, 2019

"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."– Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Ride - Paul Revere short educational film piece

"In the Fall of 1774 & Winter of 1775, I was one of upwards of thirty, chiefly mechanics, who formed ourselves into a committee for the purpose of watching the movements of the British soldiers, and gaining every intelligence of the movements of the Tories.–Paul Revere

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Book Now!!!
Stay at the Hawthorne Hotel, located in historic Salem. More than just the witch city; it also has Maritime&Literary history. So start your trip when you reserve your stay at the Hawthorn!

Monday, September 16, 2019

After being kept in prison for witchcraft, Docus (Dorothy) Good would become a ward of her father and suffered from mental anguish the rest of her life. Hoping and praying she now is RIP.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Halloween Special: H. P. Lovecraft

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.

Friday, September 13, 2019
History is the story of events, with praise or blame.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

John F. Kennedy's "City Upon a Hill" speech

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast

The Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast is where Lizzie Borden and her family had once lived, and died. It was originally numbered as 92 2nd St, but was changed to 230 2nd St in 1896.

From 1874 to 1892, the house was the property of Andrew Borden, Lizzie's father, who was a member of Fall River high society. After Lizzie's trial and acquittal of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe, Lizzie and her sister Emma did not return to the house. Instead, Lizzie bought another house located at 7 French St that she named 'Maplecroft'. Lizzie lived there until her death on June 1, 1927.

It has operated as a bed and breakfast since 1996 under the ownership of Martha McGinn who inherited the house. Martha's grandparents purchased the house on August 4, 1948. According to Martha McGinn, the room where Lizzie's stepmother Abby Borden was found murdered is the "most requested room" of the bedrooms at the bed and breakfast. The Fall River Historical Society promotes the Lizzie Borden bed and breakfast as a tourist attraction. –
Industrial Blue, 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Louisa May Alcott - The Final Years

Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Sam Adams speech before Congress
"If it wasn't for Sam [Adams] I do not think the American War for Independence would have ever happened."–John Adams