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Monday Morning Musings:
I often wonder what I would do to survive, to escape
it’s the story of Passover, after all.
the story of a group of enslaved people who escape
(with the help of a few miracles)
and of people all over the world in the past and present.
My grandparents left a repressive land,
pogroms and restrictions,
coming here where they could prosper
they met and married.
Both sets of grandparents—love matches.
They worked hard through the Great Depression
making certain that their children were educated.
Some people don’t want to think about
slavery in this country.
They want to visit historic sites
without a reminder that slave labor kept the homes and farms running.
But we can acknowledge the achievements
and the faults of historic figures.
I listen to Annette Gordon-Reed and
Peter S. Onuf discuss Jefferson’s complicated
people and situations are seldom…
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