Lisa Brooks flips the script!

Revisiting King Philip’s War Here on NEXT, we’ve shared the stories of refugees from countries like Syria and Iraq- people who escaped war to start over in a peaceful New England. But during the early years of European colonization, New England was a war zone too – where colonists fought indigenous people over land, resources, […]

Slaves That Time Forgot

The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves By John Martin Global Research, January 27, 2013 They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or […]

Reviews: Colonial Intimacies, Indian Marriage in Early New England

The following reviews are on Amazon. “Viewing the inhabitants of early New England -natives as well as newcomers -through the lens of marriage, this extraordinary book opens up new vistas onto a time and place we thought we knew, and knew well. Ann Marie Plane’s imaginative use of intractable sources gives colonization a human face; […]

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

by Daniel Ibn Zayd A friend in the City treated me to a ticket to go see Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? which is currently on Broadway at the Shubert Theater. I was familiar with the movie of course, and the theme of infertility intrigued me on this second view because of my […]

MEGA-Hurricane Sandy

We’ll be taking a break from blogging until we have recovered from Hurricane Sandy here in New England. It may be awhile! I plan to read lots during this little break (or big break, depending on how she hits us), such as the book Superstorm by Whitley Streiber…. Lara Check this out: The Coming […]

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Water, Here’s How

By John Robb I’m high in the mountains of Colorado right now.  How high?  Yesterday’s hike started at 10,200 feet above sea level! It’s a good thing that I lost 40 + pounds by simply adopting a more resilient lifestyle and diet this spring, or I wouldn’t have been able to do anything (if […]