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We the People

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This week, we celebrated the anniversary of the signing of the most influential document in the United States, and possibly, the world. On September 17, 1787, America’s founding fathers signed the Constitution that… Continue reading

From Party Drug to Medical Miracle

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  Persons of a certain age who had surgery as children may remember the anesthesiologist placing a gauze covered wire cage over their noses and mouths. With the cage firmly in place, the… Continue reading

The Great Stink

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It’s hard to believe that only one or two generations ago, we were relying on chamber pots or crude outdoor toilets to get rid of daily human waste. Sewer systems, if there were… Continue reading

FDR’s Unexpected Appointee

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In a time when women of the middle and upper classes were expected to spend their time within the home and women of the lower classes slaved brutally long hours in deplorable, often… Continue reading

The Federal Reburial Program

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This article was first published on this site in 2017 The final book in my Cotillion Ball series, The Forgotten Debutante, is set for re-release on August 22. The timeline for the entire… Continue reading

A Brief but Spectacular Life

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My interest in the footnotes of history and lesser-known heroes have led me to a woman of whom I had not heard until I stumbled upon her in my research. American women owe… Continue reading

Elizabeth Loring–Patriot or Loyalist?

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  One of the best parts of writing historical romance is stumbling across little known characters who in their own small way affected the outcome of history. One of these is Elizabeth Loring,… Continue reading

The Swamp Fox: Hero of the Revolution

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One of my writing passions is taking those tantalizing footnotes of history and weaving stories around them. Celebrating Independence Day got me thinking about heroes and reminded me that there are some who… Continue reading

America’s Revolutionary War

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I don’t know if it’s America’s fascination with the Broadway musical “Hamilton” or if it’s a wish to get back to our roots, but lately a lot has been discussed about the Revolutionary… Continue reading

Rosie the Riveter

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As this week marks the 75th anniversary of Rosie the Riveter, the iconic symbol of women filling in for men at industrial job sites while they were fighting an overseas war, it’s a good… Continue reading