Historic people

Hey! Where’d my monarchy go?

Liliuokalani. Ever heard of her? How about a guy from Hawaii named Dole? Dole pineapples? Now that’s more familiar. Liliuokalani, the name you’ve probably never heard, was queen of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893. Dole and a bunch of his business buddies wanted her out. You know, because that would be good for business.… Continue reading Hey! Where’d my monarchy go?

Historic people · Holidays

A story for Martin Luther King Day

Yesterday was Martin Luther King day.  In honor of the day, let me share a little conversation I had with my 6 year old son after picking him up from school last week: my son: “Mom, did you know there was this really good guy named Martin Luther King?” Me: “yes.” Thoughtful silence as he… Continue reading A story for Martin Luther King Day