Thursday, April 21, 2016

Attention: New blog about America's Revolutionary Voices: Conversations From a New Nation

I have released a new blog, America's Revolutionary Voices: Conversations From a New Nation  www.americasrevolutionaryvoices.org

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On the site,  leaders of the new nation and other important figures share their ideas, dreams, fears and aspirations with family and close friends. From these sentiments, in whispers or shouts among confidants, opponents or rivals during moments of triumph or despair came plans to fashion a young independent nation.

These include George Washington, Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Stephen Girard, Thomas Paine, James Madison, James Monroe, John Hancock, Aaron Burr, Samuel Adams, Mercy Warren, Kitty Greene, Lucy Knox and many more.
   
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Preface


Fourscore and a single year ago, I became a new addition to a planet of people in full growth and potential for the future. Before I could understand the meaning of loss, I was to see the death of my father.  One moment he was lifting me high in the air so the waves of the ocean would not reach my face, and the next he was gone.I remember sitting in the wet sand with my brother and grandparents  while the blinking lights of the ambulance took my father away - my mother crying in the front seat. Over the years, I would not remember my father's face but I would remember the new bathing suit Mom bought for me. It had a detachable top connected with a metal zipper which started to rust within hours. It was made of itchy wool and had not dried the whole day later when we drove back home to Philadelphia.

Three years later I was to join a group of foster sons of a great man. It is to this man - Stephen Girard that I dedicate this blog.

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