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Christopher Seider’s Last Day

Little Christopher Seider probably just wanted to play.  I will wager that, like any ten-year-old boy, he was short on attention and long on energy.  Running through town with his friends, throwing whatever he could fit in his hands, and yelling were not strange activities to him. I can say all that because I was ten [...]
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5 ways to teach sportsmanship to children

Health / Pregnancy : Belly Itch (10 months ago)

There is a little 8-year old boy on my son's soccer team who throws a tantrum each time the team loses or he doesn't get a chance to play as long as he wants. Another boy in that same son's basketball team would throw a fit and cry ... Read Post

“Heroic pieces found in his pocket”

History / US History : Boston 1775 (3 years ago)

One of my doorways into eighteenth-century history was Christopher Seider, the young boy fatally shot in a riot in Boston on 22 Feb 1770. After Christopher’s death, the Boston Evening-Post reported the event in unusual detail and co... Read Post

Seeing the Death of Christopher Seider

History / US History : Boston 1775 (2 years ago)

If I ever get the chance to curate an exhibit about Ebenezer Richardson’s killing of Christopher Seider in 1770 (with, of course, no limit on space or money), the portrait of Madam Grizzell Apthorp that I showed yesterday is one ite... Read Post


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