Susan Marie Molloy

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“Let Us Celebrate Thomas Paine Day! (Charles French Words Reading and Writing blog repost)


Here’s an interesting and important blog about a patriot we don’t think of often these days, and really should:

( January 29 is Thomas Paine Day, which is a time to remember one of the most important, but often forgotten, writers of the American Revolution. His pamphlet Common Sense was one of the main reasons that the majority of colonists came to support the revolution against England and for independence. He was born and raised in […]

via Let Us Celebrate Thomas Paine Day! — charles french words reading and writing


Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

5 thoughts on ““Let Us Celebrate Thomas Paine Day! (Charles French Words Reading and Writing blog repost)

  1. I think it’s a good idea. We have a day for Columbus – who did not discover America. We have one for MLK who was a massive womanizer, just like JFK. Why not commemorate an actual patriot?!!

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    • I agree wholeheartedly on all your points! I remember learning about all the real patriots when I was a kid in school, names that are unfortunately now forgotten. I have a few very old school textbooks that belonged to my aunt and uncle, and even there, there are a few patriots I don’t remember learning about — their books were from the 1930s-40s.

      Glad you and I agree on this. 🙂

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  2. The real, behind the scenes patriots were beginning to be scrubbed from history even by the time your relatives text books were published………..

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