Pottsgrove Manor Science Day — July 20, 2019

I’ll admit, when I get going, I can tell a tale but it is certainly never “off the cuff.” It takes hours of preparation. While I don’t follow my script exactly (I was never good at rote memorization), I often write a script for each talk I give before an audience. Attached is my script …

Occupy Philadelphia – 18th Century Style

On July 6, members of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment took over the Powel House on South Third Street in Philadelphia.  While we did this as part of the July 4th, the actual occupation would have begun shortly after June 18 as the British, under Gen Henry Clinton, evacuated Philadelphia after spending the winter of 1777 …

Modern Abuses and Usurpations

Thomas Jefferson is noted for reminding us that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”  On this Independence Day, I think it is fitting to consider our current government in the context of the charges and accusations levied against the British Crown that lead to rebellion.  As you watch parades on Independence …