Tuesday, October 31, 2006

 
Bernadine Fawcett’s newly published book, “MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING?” is a Personal Event Historical footnote.
The personal letters of Reverend A. Eliot written in 1777-1778 explores the hearts and minds of citizens during the Revolutionary War era. Divulged is new evidence of the cabal against George Washington, the citizens plights of starvation, disease, and death, the outcry to end the war, and the beginnings of slavery dissent, while the home front keeps women in their place and infants made docile by methods that CPS today would jail the parent.
Spying on the spies as you read the family letters allows a mystery to evolve. Solve the degree of participation which Long Island and Connecticut co-conspired to bring freedom to all of us right up to our day thorough the Culper Spy Ring organized by Long Island’s Benjamin Tallmadge.

 
Bernadine Fawcett’s newly published book, “MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING?” is a Personal Event Historical footnote.
The personal letters of Reverend A. Eliot written in 1777-1778 explores the hearts and minds of citizens during the Revolutionary War era. Divulged is new evidence of the cabal against George Washington, the citizens plights of starvation, disease, and death, the outcry to end the war, and the beginnings of slavery dissent, while the home front keeps women in their place and infants made docile by methods that CPS today would jail the parent.
Spying on the spies as you read the family letters allows a mystery to evolve. Solve the degree of participation which Long Island and Connecticut co-conspired to bring freedom to all of us right up to our day thorough the Culper Spy Ring organized by Long Island’s Benjamin Tallmadge.

 
Bernadine Fawcett’s newly published book, “MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING?” is a Personal Event Historical footnote.
The personal letters of Reverend A. Eliot written in 1777-1778 explores the hearts and minds of citizens during the Revolutionary War era. Divulged is new evidence of the cabal against George Washington, the citizens plights of starvation, disease, and death, the outcry to end the war, and the beginnings of slavery dissent, while the home front keeps women in their place and infants made docile by methods that CPS today would jail the parent.
Spying on the spies as you read the family letters allows a mystery to evolve. Solve the degree of participation which Long Island and Connecticut co-conspired to bring freedom to all of us right up to our day thorough the Culper Spy Ring organized by Long Island’s Benjamin Tallmadge.

Monday, September 04, 2006

 
Longevity with Gender Challenges
It occurred to me that there is a link between challenging the brain to obtain a longer and healthier life and the statistics which identify longevity for married people over that of single individuals. Yet, that does not necessarily mean that married people are happier than the loners. Certainly married people are presented with many more complex problem solving situations.
The case in point that is the most glaring is that gender differences result in the sexes attempting to figure out how the opposite sex thinks and feels.  Researchers today have discovered that the brain of men and women are wired differently; which makes communications difficult because the same vocabulary has different associations for each gender. It is, as if, both are going over a bridge together, but one is on the upper level and one is on the lower level.  Screaming between the two levels is drowned out by the traffic noise (thoughts) of the other. 
Moreover, scientists have recently discovered that because the chemicals (hormones) are in different amounts in each sex, the brain and body reactions function on another level as well. (Men are visual creatures, while women are turned on by the way they are treated.)
The obvious physical differences cause different reactions.  Men will discover an erection even when they do not will it, where women are not so intimately reminded of the more primitive aspects of life.
Therefore, the attempts at harmony that long term relationships pose demands ongoing adjustments which actually keeps the brain young and healthy. 
What a good argument for trying to make your marriage work!
BERNADINE FAWCETT, B.A.,G.S.S.,
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING, since 1978,
86 LOG ROAD,PATCHOGUE  NY 11772
APPOINTMENTS ACCEPTED  AT  631-475-1439. 
For Books contact 631-289-0735 
Author of books: “Hear My Cry”, Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?, 
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Friday, July 28, 2006

 
The importance of the book, MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING by Bernadine Fawcett strongly suggests through primary source personages’ quotes connecting the Culper Spy Ring as a major contributor to the secret intelligence activities which were co-ordinated and continued throughout all the colonies for the entire Revolutionary War’s successful conclusion.
Trying to separate events leading to the L.I. Culper Spy Ring is identical to looking only at the feet of a person and eliminating the rest of the body which is attached to the extremities. In 1765 the Sons of Liberty began in New York City as the first formal movement towards unifying the colonies.
However, The final coup de grace’ research states that the Commander in Chief Geo. Washington was stationed through out most of the war in Westchester New York which mandates any reasonable thinking individual to comprehend Washington’s reason for not dismantling the Culper Spy Ring. As the war moved South and Westward he would need the L.I. spy ring to continue to syphon intelligence past the Hudson River British blockade so that he could create battle strategies. Since Washington led a few battles in the North, the fact that his principal role was that of an executive administrator has lost its huge significance to the American public. Because of this perception, the American Revolution’s movers and shakers in the establishment of spy groups has been glossed over and nearly forgotten.
After the war, British papers cited an Intelligence official as stating that the war was won because the American’s out-spied us. Do we need more proof than the enemies admission?
Author,Bernadine Fawcett lets the discovered inherited Revolutionary War letters tell their own story. The MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING? book is reviewed on:BuyBooksOnTheWeb, TCM Reviews, MIdwest Reviews,, authors den, goggle,blog.com, Amazon.com and is described in Newday article: Bill Bleyer, July 18th 2005 and on www.fawcettcounseling.com.
Contact: Bernadine Fawcett, 86 Log Road Patchogue, N,Y. 11772, 631-289-0735, bernfawcett@optonline.net,www.fawcettcounseling.com
Title: MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING?
Author: Bernadine Fawcett
Publisher: Infinity Press, 2006
Publishers address: 1094 New DeHaven Street, Suite 100, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2713
publisher phone number: 1-610-941-999, e-mail address: BuyBooksOnTheWeb, 1--877-BUY BOOK, website:www.buybooksontheweb.com
ISBN: 0-7414-2159-3, price: US $22.95, page count: 342 pages.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

 
Yesterday and Today
based on the intimate actual accounts from the 1700”s in the book “Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?“
by Bernadine Fawcett

Katrina’s immediate aftermath had many Revolutionary War conditions which can facilitate today’s generation’s understanding of the difficulties which our forefathers faced. One could walk, use a boat, swim, (at least in the 1700’s they had horses and carriages), but there was no electricity, no running water, no cell phones. Possible death faced them in the form of whooping cough and small pox, plus they lived under the impending Britain's constant threat of pillaging and burning their villages.
The continual Cannonading {cannons blasting} created a readiness to have the next day clothes left on beds overnight so that they might escape into the woods. Starvation amongst the citizens is seldom mentioned in the sterilized history text books so that we forget that History was made by events happening to people. The Reverend Andrew Elliot of Fairfield Connecticut pens his letters to his father in Boston in this excerpt from the book MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING?:
“...A Capt. came thro Town last week-who had broken away from the Army, after having been refused leave from two Gen. Officers, to attend to the cries of a wife & four children who had been without bread a fortnight. He would not stir back till the Committee of the Town promised him absolutely that they should never be so destitute again...” “...You will think it strange say he that our Army should want Bread in a country that flows with wealth. This has been the case.”
The reasons that villagers were without food becomes evident in this comment of August 7, 1778 in which Rev. Eliot noted: “The stock upon Long Island it is expected will be seized for the use of the Kings troops. Gen. Tyron has marched down the Island with 1200 men and is now at Setauket right opposite to us. He orders the farmers to thresh out their grain immediately. They had better not be ill natured about the matter, for fear of consequences. He tells the people there, that the reason Great Britain has sent no more troops this year is because the King & parliament did not dream of the Rebels standing out any longer...”
I have used the tragedy of Katrina to underline the issue that the stories of our beginnings have all the pathos, incompetence, and arrogance in yesteryear just as we have today. The reverend showed no understanding of his wife’s pregnancy and writes that she’s in a “dud” (lack of energy) just one week before she delivers her third child in the same amount of years. Rather than be proud of her housekeeping efforts, he gloats that he has chosen well. The reverend disciplines with a whip and tying the babies to a chair, yet he is proud of them and writes that his one year old Betsy held her hymnal upside down in church and sang “sonorously”
Family life went on even as the war’s dissension's wore out the populaces desires to fight, much like today’s concerns. Lets, eavesdrop on Rev. A. Eliot‘s opinion of the colonists mood about Geo. Washington in his Jan. 18th 1778 letter. ”Our Public Affairs are indeed in a sad & dubious situation. I wonder the People blame that Gentleman to whom they are so much obliged. Were he properly supported I believe he would by the divine blessing, do great things. The truth is People are in some measure tired of the War. They begin to feel its calamitous attendants & consequences. They want to Love peace and expect that Gen. Washington can drive Howe out of America with what forces he now has, as easily as they can rid the Continent of all its Enemies, & adjust the affairs of the mightily republic over a good warm fire and a pipe of Tobacco.”
How did the politicians respond? Here is what Rev. Eliot writes on Feb. 18th 1778: “How unaccountable, that there should be a Cabal {intrigue} raised against that good man Gen. Washington? America has been more obliged to him than to any Individual or Body of Men... The Cabal in the army consists chiefly of the great and sincere Schuyler, Miflin, & Gates. Their scheme to get Gates at the head of the Army. To this end they have published fictitious Letters under the name of Monsieur de Lisle. Thus are people deluded. You will not see any more of these Letters than what are already published, I trouve....The Army are very much incensed. If Washington is superseded they will disband. Many have said that will shoot the man who shall appear to take Gen. Washington’s place.”
What led to the dissatisfaction and anger amongst the colonies that began the Revolutionary War?


Read the book, MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING? BY BERNADINE FAWCETT which is U.S. history as it was happening for the rest of the engaging occurrences and the debate over spying activities of its authors.
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Monday, June 12, 2006

 
Daily living in a war zone. Writing home the details of no electricity, no water, the lack of necessities, difficulties with traveling, political dissension, fear of: neighbors, disease, and death; a women’s place and children’s antics. No, it is not today’s Iraq. It is the first hand account of the Revolutionary War depicted in personal letters to his father from Reverend Andrew Eliot (an in-law relative of V.P. Aaron Burr). Read the letters from 1777 until they ceased upon the death of his father in 1778 scanned in full in the book MISSING LINKS TO THE CULPER SPY RING? by Bernadine Fawcett.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

 
Go to : http://tcm-ca.com/ General address for TCM’s reviews
http://tcm-ca.com/reviews/943.html direct acccess to the review
Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?
Bernadine Fawcett
Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0-7414-2159-3
Non-Fiction, History
Reviewed by Tami Brady


"I love genealogy. I enjoy hearing about the exploits of my ancestors. I find it extremely interesting to pour through old letters. Mostly though, I find myself wondering about the real stories behind these life glimpses really. Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring? essentially asks the same question about the life of Reverend Andrew Elliot."
Go to : http://tcm-ca.com/ General address for TCM’s reviews for the rest of the review.

 
Go to : http://tcm-ca.com/ General address for TCM’s reviews
http://tcm-ca.com/reviews/943.html direct acccess to the review
Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring?
Bernadine Fawcett
Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0-7414-2159-3
Non-Fiction, History
Reviewed by Tami Brady


"I love genealogy. I enjoy hearing about the exploits of my ancestors. I find it extremely interesting to pour through old letters. Mostly though, I find myself wondering about the real stories behind these life glimpses really. Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring? essentially asks the same question about the life of Reverend Andrew Elliot."
Go to : http://tcm-ca.com/ General address for TCM’s reviews for the rest of the review.

 
Go to Midwest Book review: Am. historyhttp://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/may_06.htm#amhistory
Missing Links To The Culper Spy Ring?
Bernadine Fawcett
Infinity Publishing.com
1094 New Dehaven Street, #100, West Conshochocken, PA 19428-2713
0741421593 $22.95 www.fawcettcounseling.com www.infinitypublishing.com"
"
Missing Links To The Culper Spy Ring? by Bernadine Fawcett is a unique contribution to our understanding of the Revolutionary War's inner-workings with respect to the use of espionage by the colonists against their British adversaries." Rest of review is on Midwest book review

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

 
Family Life
I hear these comments everywhere: “Marriage should be easy.” “My spouse should want to spend every moment with me.” “My spouse is emotionally involved with someone else. They are not having sex, but they are connected.” “Sex has lost it’s spark.” “ We don’t want to have children now. We want to have time for ourselves.” Those comments reflect a self-centered “Me-Me-Me-” concern that does not reflect family values or even caring for the partner, but an all consuming addiction to the pursuit of happiness. It is a reflection of the frustration that the illusion of the right to have “and they lived happily ever after” when they said their vows, granted them the right to dictate to everyone their concept of a lifestyle that would make them happy. Since everyone's concept of what would make their day is different it would help if they checked with each other to see if they agree on the same issues. Instead “Love” is supposed to be the magic glue. “Love” in that context appears to be some ethereal matter that the controller/demander clings to as the object of his/her desires with a cement-like grip from which others run the other way.
Marriage is giving and is not unilateral. Since two people marry, two people need to cooperate, communicate what disagreements they have without malice, and continue to deal with situations as a problem, not as a personal vendetta. Marriage is also a merging of kinship, but a majority of today’s populace see independence more important than harmony and supportive family ties. In order to accomplish the latter, one has to ignore what appears to be from the in-laws ( and may well be, meant ) a great deal of insulting behaviour. One has to find creative ways in which to address -if possible- the hurts which develop from this type of stance. Often (if family coherence is important to you) one must find a way to view the happenings with humour, with understanding and with tolerance.
For a culture that wants everything NOW, it sets a standard o : bearing no responsibility for the consequences of their actions, so therefore, everything should go according to their
rules (which they feel they have a right to change midstream if the game does not go their way) with a disregard of family ties.
Reread the previous chapters and ask yourself at what age of child developmental stages does this type of behaviour appear? The culture is dangerously moving toward the majority of adults who have arrested development during the teen age years.
The refusal to listen to the older generation’s wisdom from life’s experiences is similar to throwing away diamonds as if they were charcoal. The disinterest extends to the spouse which leads the partner to look elsewhere for emotional support and caring. Many persons are not even healthy connected to themselves and therefore can not fill their own or anyone else's emotional vacuum. Love prevents proper assessment of character analysis to determine if the relationship is workable.
One has to give to receive. That is the oldest adage in history. Giving of oneself is sometimes painful, especially when it is not recognised. What if you give constantly and your mate still has gone off? Perhaps the relationship never dealt with the differences of each party and no effort was made to unify and satisfy the needs of the other. Perhaps this union was never meant to be because it was based on the premise that “Love” conquers all. That “Love” requires no quality time, no supportive listening, no effort at all.
Ask yourself if this makes sense. Ask your mate to accept you as you are. Make modifications with each other to refine this into a working association. Include the in-laws as much as possible by listening to their lifestyles. You don’t have to agree with everything. Just don’t fight about it. Agree to disagree. Or if that is not possible, find a way to internalize a more positive perspective towards them.
I am assuming that the demography of which I speak is normal and has a moral code of behaviour. The group which I am addressing are good kind people at heart who have allowed themselves to be led done a fantasy path which in reality is a destructive approach to peace and harmony.
Ask yourself at what age are your developmentally. At what age is your mate? At what age are your in-laws? Is it possible to develop communication skills with any of them? If not, is there a way to ignore the interference, arrogance or whatever other objectionable behaviour they exhibit? Maturing and accepting responsibility for unifying your marriage and your family is a mutual chore. It is at times unpleasant and unappreciated work. Have you the maturity to discard the illusions and deal with reality?
If so, you will have the satisfaction of a supportive family life-style, but it will feel as if it is at the expense of some of your freedom. It is essential to remember that if you make the choice to do this, you have not lost your freedom because it is your choice to harmonize. That is what America is all about; we have the choice to melt into a cohesive whole, yet allowing the wonderful differences to spark our creativity to become the strongest nation in the world. However, if we fall apart on the minuscule level of individuals incapable of solving the small problems, then how can we solve the large ones of our country?
Often when we can not solve our own problems we become crusaders accusing and judging all the others around us: those directly involved in our life and those who structure our life. Try offering positive thoughtful solutions to your immediate and extended family, and to our government.
Our culture has become one of judging and ripping apart. What will be left if we continue this procedure? Rebuilding and repairing needs to start at every level. Reality brings growth. Growth brings maturity. Life may be uncomfortable at times, but that discomfort is just a nudge to let you know that you are headed in the wrong direction. If you don’t know how to proceed, find a community service that will aid you. Our era has available every type of aide that is needed. Make use of it.
Good Luck. Growing hurts. That is just the way of the world. Trying to force a fantasy mold on the world backfires. Negotiating with it will finally bring the peace and harmony that we all desire.
Imagine what united committed political parties could accomplish!; if they worked as a team with co-operative communication on the macro level. Vying for the best interests of America would automatically create a better party system which voters would certainly, then, express their gratitude by selecting the party which produced the best results.
Remember,*“United we stand Divided we fall.”

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNSELING, since 1978, NORTH PATCHOGUE NY 11772 Counselor, TV & Radio Personality, BERNADINE FAWCETT,B.A.,G.S.S.,
Author of many articles and books: Missing Links to the Culper Spy Ring, “Hear My Cry,
Lecturer, Book reviewer.
web site: http:// www.fawcettcounseling.com
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