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Money in California in 1851

One of the challenges I faced while writing Hangtown was how to describe financial transactions. Exchanging money for goods was more difficult in the 1850s than it is today. Here’s why.

The first complication was paper money was outlawed: the California Constitution of 1850 prohibited it. Paper money at the time was regarded as  Read More 
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On Creativity

Like many of you, I watched the PBS account of the life and work of Jim Henson. His creativity inspires me, as does the creativity I experience in others. The show started me thinking about my love for creativity.

I awakened to the importance of creativity when I was a new parish priest. I  Read More 
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