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New England History

Eternity ShuffleBottom, Cuckolds, and The Descent of Man: Vlad the Impaler Dougies in Cambridge

This week I thought I’d write about one of our country’s great national pastimes – one that spans the centuries, gathers the family around its lush field of dreams, and courses through our very being. Now, those of you who don’t like sports or – more understandably –
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Sex, Thanksgiving, and The Selfish Gene

As I head off to Maine for Thanksgiving…and a reading/signing at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop in Camden, I recall that ‘Thanksgiving’ – the word and the event – appears three times in As It Is On Earth. No biggie there; seems like it should make an appearance in a story that has a bi
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Fate and The Tea Party of 1637: a special election post

In January, 1637, my ancestor, the Rev. John Wheelwright, gave a sermon to his congregation in Boston. His ‘Fast-Day Sermon’  lit a final match to what became known as the Free Grace Controversy (or Antinomian Crisis), and resulted in the Reverend’s and his more famous sister-in-law,
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