Author Archives: Headmistress

Things to pray about

pray, follow the stories, contact people who can do something- and should. Donate. I don’t know what every person ought to be doing, but it sure feels like just feeling sick over it is useless. For full information, see the reports filed by Gentlerespectful parenting.  They are thorough and very well done. Syesha Mercado,  Tyron Deener, […]

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19th Century Black Poet Albery Whitman

Albery Whitman was born into slavery in 1851. He died in 1901. He was orphaned at 12. Freed during the Civil War. He was a handyman, a teacher, a railroad worker, a financial representative, a preacher, and a poet. His poetry was so well known during his lifetime that he was called the Poet Laureate […]

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Random Middle of the Night Thoughts

Simone Biles is still in a class of her own, and she has earned the right to call the shots on her career and her participation, especially when people change the rules on her midway. I admire this girl so much. Abby the Spoon Lady is rocking my night. Here she is with some other […]

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War With Korea, 1871, Part VII

Previously   On the tenth of June, 1871, at 10 a.m. the expedition of retaliation began.  The Americans had decided to pursue a humane policy of attacking only the forts, not the civilian population or sites. They moved on, an expedition of two steamlaunches, several ships, 22 boats, several hundred men,  and an array of […]

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War with Korea in 1871, Part VI

Mr. Low and Rear Admiral Rodgers decided the Koreans had “declared the attitude they intend to take toward us, and that it becomes us to reply to them as frankly in the same way.” They believed failure to retaliate firmly would cause a ‘loss of prestige’ to all westerners in the East, and would cause […]

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