I’m reading “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service” by Gary Sinise.

“Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

I am a huge fan of Gary endeavors. He puts his wallet on the table pays the guys in the Lt. Dan Band. Bob Hope would understand him.

I’m reading “Made In America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States” by Bill Bryson.

“The Puritan age was, to be sure, one in which even the smallest transgressions—or even sometimes no transgression at all—could be met with the severest of penalties. Adultery, illegitimacy, and even masturbation were all at times capital offenses in New England. Almost any odd occurrence darkened Puritans’ suspicions and fired their zeal for swift retribution. In 1651, when the wife of Hugh Parsons of Springfield, Massachusetts, complained that her husband sometimes threw “pease about the Howse and made me pick them up,” and occasionally in his sleep made “a gablings Noyse.” The town fathers concluded without hesitation that this was witchcraft and strung him up from the nearest gibbet.”

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