Category Archives: Religion

U.S. Religious Freedom Day – Mother Ann Lee and the Shakers in America

The Thomas Jefferson statue at Williamsburg, Virginia 1786 – The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson, was signed January 16, 1786, and is commemorated each year on National Religious Freedom Day. Thomas Jefferson’s landmark statute became the basis … Continue reading

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TCS: Tis the Gift to Be Simple

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Trump’s total commitment to whole cloth

  By ann summers Trump continues to claim that the media covered protests of his Pittsburgh visit as riots. Nobody covered the protests as riots. The reality is that Trump deliberately tried to incite violence in Pittsburgh on Tuesday by forcing … Continue reading

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The Celtic Lassie is home. Her memorial is forever.

Landscape Architect’s rendering by Kenneth Soergel, ASLA. This is the Brandi Nicole Stanley Memorial Rose Garden, St Thomas Episcopal Church.

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Trump’s southern border wall seems more like Nehemiah’s Dung Gate

By ann summers The travails of Prexy Nehemiah Dennison are many, but his minions certainly built enough roads to Moscow during the election, and his golf-day yesterday with Sean Hannity brought perhaps more advice about spinning more southern border wall … Continue reading

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TCS: A Dangerous Silence in Public Schools

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Oh look, moving the US embassy will make them forget about everything else …Not

By ann summers Since November, the accidental president has been trying to escape having won by the perfect storm of Russian intervention, voter suppression, covert sexism/racism, and strategic dirty tricks. #TrumpRussia continues its dogged march, with Mike Flynn’s deal with … Continue reading

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