The Battle for Bennington was a Turning Point

Battle for Bennington, Public Domain

August 16th, 1777: “Suddenly, all hell broke loose. “The enemy immediately poured in upon us cannon ball, grape shot and leaden balls as thick as hail whizzing about our ears; it was a critical moment with us. Our major [John Rand] had…


A stranger contacted me…

The Green Mountain Boy Flag from 1777, Public Domain

Out of the blue last week, something amazing happened to me. I was contacted by Rebecca Hougher, President of Descendants of the Green Mountain Boys, who had read my book, saw my bio and informed me that I was a descendant of Daniel Champion, who was…


Tory sleeper cells were ticking time bombs

British General John Burgoyne, Public DomainThe American Revolution emerged in the Boston area during the 1770s. Up until then, the land that is now the United States was increasingly occupied by Europeans, mostly British colonists with allegiance to King George III.

England’s financial woes put pressure on the king to tax the colonies and this didn’t go over well in America. …


Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold led a surprise attack and captured Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga, Mwanner, Public Domain, Ceative Commons

On this day, May 10th in 1775, the first American Patriot attack on the British garrison at Fort Ticonderoga was launched from Bennington, Vermont. Ethan Allen, a Connecticut native, under orders from Connecticut, and Benedict Arnold, another…


Create with kids and build the future

Images by the author and/or his grandson

One of the greatest aspects of growing older is having grandchildren, and one of the greatest aspects of grandchildren is creating art with them.

Since my grandson could hold a pencil, we have spent hundreds of hours together before and during the pandemic on his remote learning days. …


You are not Going to Believe This

Eva Mendez, by Philipp von Ostau, Public Domain

There I was, sitting at the Beachcomber Restaurant on a Florida Beach last February, a month before the pandemic began, munching on fish and chips. I graciously let my date, my wife of many years, have the ocean view and sat with my…


Climatologist says it will crush humanity like a bug

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

The “ Blue Ocean Event,” or BOE, where for the first time in human history, virtually all of the ice will be melted from the Arctic seas, may happen as early as September of 2020. …


Intensified health problems in Texas and Florida

The record-setting dust cloud from the Sahara Desert that has been nicknamed, “The Godzilla Dust Storm” has traversed the Atlantic Ocean and is now depositing a cloud of dust over parts of Texas and the Gulf Coast.

PM2.5 and PM10 pollution on June 25th-28th, 2020. Source: EPA

The Sahara Air Layer (SAL), as it is called by NOAA, is common…


Abrupt climate change is a climate emergency

Throughout Earth’s history, changes in the jet stream have been vitally important for our weather and climate systems. The jet streams, as you remember from Earth Science class, are high-altitude 200-mile-per-hour air currents in the north and south hemispheres. …


Use these tips to flip the conversation

Climate action seems to be taking a back seat to public health and social issues right now. To look at the headlines, one might conclude that the media has forgotten all about the climate apocalypse in the midst of Covid fatigue. …

Glenn Fay, Jr.

Author of Vermont’s Ebenezer Allen: Patriot, Commando and Emancipator by Arcadia/The History Press, University of Vermont EdD.

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