"The press is vital to the success of the nation."
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson
Follow along as Clay takes us on a tour of the Maple River, and find out what this little North Dakota prairie river has to do with John Steinbeck and William Shakespeare.
When I watch the video of the athletes kneeling in silence, I see purpose, dignity, anguish, and conviction.
I’ve wanted to climb Mt. Whitney for twenty years or more, but it has never happened, because life kept getting in the way, and I didn’t ever want to do it alone, and not that many people are willing to entertain the thought of climbing straight up for eleven miles.
One of the things that makes Jefferson remarkable, and a bit maddening, is that we know so little about his inner life.
Time to slow things down and can some tomato sauce.
We return to our “Jefferson 101” series with a continued discussion about Jefferson’s period of retirement after his term as Secretary of State ended in 1793 and he returned to Monticello. Subjects include Jefferson’s reasons for leaving Washington, the Jay treaty, slavery and a revealing letter Jefferson wrote to his daughter Maria.