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My Oct. 14 Surgery and Secret Stalker – Chiari Malformation

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Oct. 19–How did Yorktown Change an African-American Spy?

Today, October 19, marks the 234th anniversary of the last day of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia. Enjoy this excerpt from my book, Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. One … Continue reading

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Culture Clashes in Alaska: Then and Now

Controversy has erupted over President Obama’s plans to rename Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which Congress named after U.S. president William McKinley in 1917, to Denali, the Athabascan word meaning “the high one.” Alaska  has long been a mix of cultures, sometimes leading … Continue reading

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Fencing for Back to School? Then and Now.

Back to school is on the minds of many right now. No doubt parents are watching their kids get back into the groove of studying math, English, science, social studies, and other subjects. What about fencing? Though not a typical … Continue reading

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What did Providence mean in 1776? What will it mean on TURN tonight?

Providence is the name of Episode 8 in Season 2 of AMC’s TURN, airing tonight, Memorial Day. Today, Providence often means good luck. During the American Revolution, Providence was “a firm belief of God’s universal presence, and a constant attention to the influence and … Continue reading

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What is a revolution? The heart of AMC’s TURN

“You don’t really believe in the king, you just believe the king is the safest bet. You need to choose between your pride and your family,” Mary Woodhull recently said in a confrontation with her father-in-law, Richard Woodhull, on AMC’s Turn, which … Continue reading

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Why is Simcoe’s desire for love a secret behind AMC Turn’s Success?

“I’m a warrior, yes, but I am not a monster. There’s a heart beating inside me that wants the same thing you do. To love. To be loved,” British Captain John Simcoe said to Anna Strong on a recent episode of … Continue reading

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