Can A Slave Owning General Be A Hero?

For everyone who wants to say that George Washington was the most honorable man our country has ever known, there is a ghost crying out for justice. For everyone who demands that we see him only as an oppressor whose fight for “liberty for all” was a mockery, there is are decisions he made regarding slavery that required more strength than most of us will ever show about anything. Liberty demands justice, but it’s meaningless without mercy. [Read more…]


Today was a big day.  For me anyway. We took out the fancy timeline books I bought for the boys and made our first entries.  Why is that such a big deal? Because a coherent timeline is perhaps the single biggest gap in my education.  (Hence my embarrassing confusion about dinosaurs and humans.)  I never [Read More…]