From the archives, September 2009 in fact. I took a trip up to the masonic lodge in Newburyport, MA to see the George Washington inaugural bible. I’d heard stories about it, and thought it was a short trip to take to see such a part of American history. I’m glad I went. I read in […]

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Kevin on December 6th, 2011

In April of 2005, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, his longtime translator, Pavel Palazchenko, and his daughter Irina attended the Boston Software Council’s annual meeting at the Copley Marriot. I was involved with a firm that was associated with the BSC and was asked by them to serve as a “bodyguard” for Gorby while he […]

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Kevin on November 21st, 2011

Chris DeRose has written a terrific book about a little understood period of American history, those years between the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the first session of Congress under the Constitution in 1789. Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe, The Bill of Rights, and The Election that Saved a Nation Beyond the story of […]

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Kevin on November 6th, 2011

Last month, I made a point of visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral St Paul’s is London’s cathedral and embodies the spiritual life and heritage of the British people. Cathedrals serve a wide community. A cathedral houses the seat – or in Latin, cathedra – of the bishop, making it a centre for Christian worship and teaching, […]

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Kevin on October 7th, 2011

I had Monday to myself in London, and as soon as I dropped my bags at the hotel, I was headed to Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily […]

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Kevin on October 7th, 2011

Built as a royal hunting lodge in 1550, Great Foster’s is today a beautiful 50 acre hotel in Egham England, outside London, and just down the road from Windsor Castle.

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This is a great biography, Omar Bradley: General at War, full of details about some of the most iconic battles of WW2. Gen. Bradley always played second fiddle to braggards like Macarthur and showmen like Patton. In fact, he was trusted and respected all the way up to Ike and even FDR. One of the […]

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