God Preserve Me From the Children of Pride

The Irish believe that the fairies are the fallen angels who were cast down by the Lord God out of heaven for their sinful pride. And some fell into the sea, and some on the dry land, and some fell deep down into hell, and the devil gives to these knowledge and power, and sends … More God Preserve Me From the Children of Pride

Jean Laffite: Privateer, Pirate, Gentleman, Hero [BOOK REVIEW]

            About fifteen years ago we went to a Talk Like a Pirate Day festival at a local museum (September 19).  The museum hosted a Pirate Trivia Contest. Our team won. The prize, a pirate costume, was a flimsy one-size-fits-most Halloweenish coverall and an enviable plush tricorn hat. Best of all was bragging rights.             … More Jean Laffite: Privateer, Pirate, Gentleman, Hero [BOOK REVIEW]