Monthly Archives: January 2013

First Hand Account of the Boston Tea Party-From a Woman

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The blood of a King

  When Louis XVI died at the guillotine on January 21, 1793 it was said people dipped their handkerchiefs in his blood. I had always considered it more myth than legend- until I did some research. I had to look … Continue reading

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Tricateuse: Witness to the Execution

It is French for knitting woman, but the word tricoteuse has far greater significance than that. As the guillotine slices off another head of the French aristocracy during the Revolution, a tricoteuse sits in morbid calm watching the proceedings, returning … Continue reading

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Rape Case in India: Why I Care

It has been on my mind for days now. The details that I can obtain from the story are sketchy at best,  a 23 year old woman in New Delhi India was raped by six men on a bus and … Continue reading

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Moulin de la Galette: Loved by Artists, Moulin Rouge’s Older Wiser Sister

It was a piece of art that remained in my grandfather’s  portfolio; a cashe of his young life in Europe.  A time when he traveled with his mother and sister from Canada to England to follow his father in World … Continue reading

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