I ask about the Quakers’ silent services. She describes them as “not so much the absence of talking as the presence of god.
Abraham Lincoln had a soft spot for deserters, whom he called his “legs cases.
However, displayed right alongside all the Confederate flag paraphernalia is a bunch of American flag merch – American flag place mats, patriotic “body crystals,
on the illusive “Monsieur Hortalez.
The scene of Washington cussing out Charles Lee was for some reason not included in the series of bronze illustrations of the Battle of Monmouth on the monument at the county courthouse. Even though it was the most New Jersey-like behavior in the battle, if not the entire war.
In the United States, there was no simpler, more agreeable time.
We are flawed creatures, all of us. Some of us think that means we should fix our flaws. But get rid of my flaws and there would be no one left.
The only thing more dangerous than an idea is a belief. And by dangerous I don’t mean thought-provoking. I mean: might get people killed.
That, to me, is the quintessential experience of living in the United States: constantly worrying whether or not the country is about to fall apart. It
The medieval pilgrimage routes, in which Christians walked from church to church to commune with the innards of saints, are the beginnings of the modern tourism industry.