150th Anniversary of The Spalding Memorial

If you’ve ever written a short story, published a book, created a blog, or even captured your memoirs, could you imagine your work being referenced 150 years later? This is exactly the case of the research by Dr. Samuel J. Spalding of Newburyport, Massachusetts in a book called The Spalding Memorial published in 1872. This year (2022)Continue reading “150th Anniversary of The Spalding Memorial”

The Overcomer

According to Webster’s Dictionary, a person who overcomes is “one who succeeds in dealing with, or gaining control of, some problem or difficulty”. Is it easy for you to overcome? If that’s the case, you should be thankful, as many have to work hard at being an overcomer. Although challenging, an overcoming mindset is one that we allContinue reading “The Overcomer”

The Small World Phenomena

I’ve been watching the fascinating, albeit slow moving, The Curse of Oak Island on the History Channel. This reality television series chronicles a team of treasure hunters and their search for legendary treasure on Oak Island, on the coastal area of Nova Scotia, Canada.  In one of the episodes, a theory was presented that treasure was buried on Oak IslandContinue reading “The Small World Phenomena”

Memorial Day – The Story of Oscar Spaulding

I wish we didn’t have to have Memorial Day, but I’m thankful that we do.  I’m someone saddened these days because I believe we’ve lost the focus and the original intent of Memorial Day. It just seems that Memorial Day weekend is primarily known today for kicking off the beginning of summer. It’s when theContinue reading “Memorial Day – The Story of Oscar Spaulding”

Sons of Liberty

The American Revolution was a war waged on the home-front as horrific battles were fought in each of the thirteen colonial states. The American Revolution was also personal as many American families sacrificed for their newly emerging country. My sixth great-grandparents James and Sarah Spaulding were such a family. How did they sacrifice? They proudlyContinue reading “Sons of Liberty”

How Many Ancestors Does it Take to…

Have your ever sat down and gave some serious thought as to what it took to bring your life into existence? Now, this is not the birds and bees talk—I’ll leave that to you Moms and Dads. And I’m not speaking here of the more important spiritual answer to that question which is clearly recordedContinue reading “How Many Ancestors Does it Take to…”

The Forefathers Burying Ground

I’m pretty confident that your bucket list of those “must sees” before your time on earth is up doesn’t include trips to old cemeteries. Skydiving perhaps or an exhilarating bungie jump off a bridge, but sauntering through the grounds of a timeworn cemetery may not be at the top of your “to do” list.  BearContinue reading “The Forefathers Burying Ground”

The Story Behind Fortitude 

The story behind my book Fortitude began back in 1977 as I beheld in awe the television miniseries called Roots based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. I was twenty at the time and that miniseries had a profound impact on my life. It created in me a deepContinue reading “The Story Behind Fortitude “