Killing the Buddha

Walking and Witnessing

For several years, I treated this unhappy anniversary as though it were sacred, like a national or religious holiday, taking a personal day off from work to walk the city streets, across bridges, through parks, along rivers, looking east and west out over the water on bright blue sky days to remember what was lost,…

Plymouth Plantation aka Reenactment Central  Let actors depicting Pilgrims or Native Americans circa 1620-26 give you their side of the story.

My Pilgrim Past

After trekking through Rhode Island to capture what tidbits of history I could glean regarding my 11th and 12th great-grandfather, I decided to visit my pilgrim heritage in Plymouth. According to my admittedly crooked family tree, I am a direct descendent of John Alden/Priscilla Mullins and John Howland/Elizabeth Tilley. Unlike in Rhode Island, where I…