Tom LaPorte

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Thanksgiving Myth

Posted by tomlaporte on November 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (9)
Constructs of that archetypal first Thanksgiving contain an ideal situation.  A good time was had by all.  Indians and Pilgrims shared a feast of friendship, food and praise offered to our Creator.  A pleasant thought indeed.  Thanksgiving as we think of it today is largely a myth, but this doesn�t mean that being mythical... Read Full Post »

Everlasting Egypt

Posted by tomlaporte on June 12, 2008 at 6:54 PM Comments comments (0)

 Marhaba!  Salaam!  Greetings in peace from Kemet!  Egypt�s long and storied history has brought it many titles and monikers.  One I feel certain has b...

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Enduring Egypt

Posted by tomlaporte on April 27, 2008 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (0)
Herodotus wrote that Egypt is the gift of the Nile.  I contend that the monuments of antiquity are the Pharaohs� gifts to Egypt.  By their dedication to the gods o... Read Full Post »

St. Valentine and St. Patrick

Posted by tomlaporte on March 18, 2008 at 8:59 PM Comments comments (1)
St.  Valentine and St. Patrick are two great Saints of the church who have had their historical and spiritual importance  minimized by contemporary culture.  What is worse is that they have then been secularized and commercialized.

Somewhere around 600 years ago, the tradition surrounding ...

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Downunder in Dawsonville

Posted by tomlaporte on October 7, 2007 at 3:03 PM Comments comments (0)
What a day in Dawsonville!  Shannan, Joel and I armed ourselves with coffee and donuts and drove north on 400 long past the pretentious subdivisions and over-built retail hubs.  Our first stop gave us a glimpse of a flock of wild turkeys and a lot more as we ran in a 5K race at the little known Paradise Valley Resort.  We all won in the top three for our age divisio... Read Full Post »

Gone with the Weekend

Posted by tomlaporte on September 24, 2007 at 6:57 PM Comments comments (0)
Today proved to be a magnificent day and I have every indication that tomorrow will be another day.  That�s the philosophy of life that Margaret Mitchell breathed into her world-famous character, Scarlett O�Hara.

A couple of years ago Shannan and our friend, Joel, discovered I had never read the book or seen the movie, Gone with the Wind.  They so...

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Pleasure Reading

Posted by tomlaporte on August 27, 2007 at 6:06 PM Comments comments (0)
Greetings!  Please read my poetry and other works at:

New E-book published

Posted by tomlaporte on August 5, 2007 at 6:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings!  I have an E-book, Moments in Time, available at

Check it out and buy a copy.  It's ONLY $3.75.

Choices. We all make choices. Morgan discovere...

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Oh Canada!

Posted by tomlaporte on June 6, 2007 at 9:36 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings!  Shannan and I are off to Canada for another educational adventure.  We intend to zig-zag in and out of upstate New York while on this little j...

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H20-Did You Know?

Posted by tomlaporte on June 4, 2007 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings!  Did you know that bottled water is NOT governed by the Safe Drinking Water Act or the EPA?  All public drinking water is.  So what�s the difference?  Huge, the bottled water is regulated by the FDA and thus only has to undergo about 12 tests for safety and contamin...

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