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.
https://historicipswich.org/2015/03/24/four-year-old-dorothy-good-is-jailed-for-witchcraft-march-24-1692/

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


https://www.stutteringhelp.org/content/historic-figure-who-stuttered
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, https://www.youtube.com/user/captainhair101/featured 


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