Everything Old Is New Again

The Marblehead Smallpox Riot, January 1774 BY GORDON HARRIS  From The History and Traditions of Marblehead” by Samuel Roads. Featured image by Charles Green. During the year 1773, the attention of the inhabitants of Marblehead was for a time occupied in considering their danger from another source than the oppressive acts of the British Parliament. In June the […]

Poor, Poor Pitiful Me

To paraphrase George Orwell: We are all in this together, but some of us are in it together more than others. I’ve been reading articles and seeing clips from TV (or YouTube) where celebrities and people in general are bemoaning having to self-isolate. Or, as we used to call it, staying at home. Everyone from […]