Category Archives: history

The Difference of Three Days

According to the New Testament Yeshua bar Yosef was surrendered by the Hebrew legal council to the Roman Prefect of Judaea. The Sanhedrin accused the citizen of Galilee of the blasphemy of claiming to be the King of the Jews. Pontius Pilate concluded that the healer was innocent of these charges, however the Passover crowd [...]

The Elegance of the Wampanoags

The Wampanoags were not the savages. The people of the dawn were near extinction from a bacterial infection carried the settlers and wars with the Micmacs and Pequots. Despite these calamities the natives living near the Plymouth supposedly helped the Pilgrims celebrated a good harvest in 1621. The event is poorly documented by the colonists, [...]

Sanmhar Samhain

Halloween has nothing to do with Christianity. The Harvest Holiday originated way into BC. The Romans dedicated the feast to Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, and the Celts celebrated the summer’s end with huge bonfires to evoke the blessing of the spirit world for the dark half of the year. Walking between the [...]

General Fowler’s Statue

Last weekend an exhibition portraying the possible renovation of General Fowler’s Triangle was presented to the residents of Fort Greene. The proposed alterations included new trees, larger public space, and changing the location of the General’s statue. “I don’t know about that. I like the General just the way he is,” I told one of [...]

The Punch Bowl – Boston

From Steps away from Park Square, in Bay Village, gay patrons poured into Mario’s, a restaurant with an upstairs bar; Jacques, a drag venue that still exists; Cavana’s, a boisterous women’s bar; and, in a former speakeasy space, the more formal Napoleon Club. Not far away, straddling the block between Providence and Boylston Streets, [...]