Category Archive: History and Culture

May 22 2017

Improbably possible

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Sherlock Holmes as written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born on this day in 1859 (died 1930). If you’ve been reading here a while or, he said vainly, if you’re following my acting career, you know that one of my most …

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Apr 26 2017

First Landing

On this day in 1607 English colonists made landfall at Cape Henry, Virginia. The settlers did not come ashore until April 29 because the Reverend Robert Hunt who later founded the church at Jamestown, called for three days of prayer and fasting. Reverend Hunt said “From these very shores the Gospel shall go forth to …

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