The way back

Yesterday, I took my 13 year old daughter to Plymouth for a history visit. The plan to see Plimoth Plantation was mentally scrapped at the halfway point of our 75 minute drive south. After all, we’d been there only a year before and on the same exact day. I know this because I was standingContinue reading “The way back”

New England News

My feature article about the Battle of Gettysburg exhibit in town is now online. I could have written another few thousand words about the scavenging that went on after the battle, the gruesome guided tours of the land, and the pure wretchedness of it all, but then it wouldn’t have been a newspaper article. IContinue reading “New England News”

History Lesson

The Battle of Gettysburg, Long Rifles Writing for the local paper has many surprising perks. Money is not one of them, but the opportunity to meet interesting people and learn about things I may not otherwise learn about makes up for it. Not having to worry about word count and guaranteed weekly publication also doesn’tContinue reading “History Lesson”

Defecating on the Doorstep of History

The Old Manse Prairie and I went for our weekly Wednesday history tour today and settled on The Old Manse and North Bridge area of Concord, about a 15 minute drive from our house. The historic home and the legendary bridge turn out to be neighbors, a fact I first learned a few months agoContinue reading “Defecating on the Doorstep of History”

Battle Road Trail

It’s been nine months since we moved to Massachusetts and some days I still am in awe of the history surrounding us and in all directions. Don’t get me wrong, some days I’m also completely immune to it. Another stone wall rambling alongside the road? Snooze. An old garrison from the Revolutionary War just sittingContinue reading “Battle Road Trail”