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Jan Ignacy Paderewski In Horse Thief 1898, pianist, composer and statesman Jan Ignacy Paderewski becomes a mentor to Charlie, engaging with him at a deep personal level as well as teaching him musicianship and encouraging his career. I chose Mr. Paderewski for this role because it fit his generous, charming personality and the compassion he … Continue reading
Yep, us! If you live in the United States, unless you are a Native American, at some point in your family story, your more recent or remote ancestor came here from a different country, by their own choice or by someone else's. What was that like for them--your own parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, or as far … Continue reading We too are immigrants
Why Quakers? In 1800s Ireland, the majority population was Roman Catholic, but most of the land and wealth was owned by Protestants, chiefly of the so-called Irish Ascendancy, families with British roots, or by absentee British landowners. Tremendous hostility existed between the Irish and their conquerors, who mistreated the Irish in the extreme. I ran … Continue reading Why Quakers?
Funny story: I always thought I was part Irish. My sisters and I used to talk about the red hair in my father's family and try to find reddish hues in our own brown hair. My nephew Nathan, however, did extensive research into our lineage and guess what? We're Scottish, not Irish, and from a … Continue reading Why Ireland?
On a promotional trip in 2018 for Karis, All I See is Grace I visited a much loved aunt and uncle in Kansas City. One early morning I went for a walk in their neighborhood and stumbled on the historic New Santa Fe Cemetery. One gravestone intrigued me: a plain flat stone with only these … Continue reading What inspired the Horse Thief story?