Daily Archives: November 27, 2008

Mumbai Attacks No Acts of “Desperation” – Heather Robinson

Heather Robinson Blog - www.heatherrobinson.net/blog

Heather Robinson Blog - http://www.heatherrobinson.net/blog

Terrorists like those who perpetrated today’s coordinated attacks around the city of Mumbai are no more friends to innocent Muslims than they are to innocent Americans and Israelis, Christians and Jews. Let us resolve to never be the useful idiots of these or any other terrorists – and we will prevail. – Heather Robinson

Heather Robinson is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about the Middle East, profiling offbeat characters and humanitarians (not always mutually exclusive), and helping readers happily navigate life. A committed vegetarian, she aspires to live close to the land one day, but for now enjoys living in the heart of New York City, where her reporting has included everything from a rundown of NYC’s most noteworthy dating services to the best outlets to do some good as a volunteer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, film, jogging, yoga, and imitating people.

Heather Robinson - Journalist

Heather Robinson - Journalist

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Pilgrims Decision to Leave Holland for the New World – Ancestry dot com

It appeared to the English community that the Dutch did not remember the Lord’s Day and keep it holy, but after Sunday church services allowed feasting and merrymaking—especially among the children. This was intolerable to the English. – Duane A. Cline

Pilgrims Departure from Delft Haven

Pilgrims Departure from Delft Haven

I’m surprised there isn’t a Dutch National Holiday for when the Pilgrims decided to leave the Netherlands.

NYPL Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery

Which reminds me of a life-sized diorama at the Pilgrims Museum in Provincetown depicting “The Pilgrims Find the Corn.” They stole it. And as went the corn, so went the rest of the New World.

Coca-Cola – Sports Shoes – Rogers & Church Avenues, Flatbush

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump