James Madison fought for religious liberty. Dolley Madison fought for political civility. Both fought for each other
See some of my James and Dolley Madison image compositions in the latest video trailer, Dolley and James Madison – An Unlikely Love Story that Saved America by Rodney K. Smith from Audiobook Trailers.
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Slaying the Racism Demon with Nathan Bedford Forrest and Frederick Douglass
A Lesson learned from yesterday…….
After becoming a Christian some years ago, I wanted to meet famous people in history who appeared to have a genuine conversion to Christ. I remember the former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass once saying,…” between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference.”1 What did he mean by this?
Come back in time with me to find out.
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The Tour of the Super Museum in Metropolis Illinois with Superman
Using a Sideshow 1/6 scale Superman action figure and a little Adobe Photoshop magic I was able to create the perfect companion for my trip to the Super Museum in Metropolis Illinois. Come along and see the photo tour of the Museum with me. At the end of this post see the video of the before and after Superman scenes.
Shocked, I couldn’t believe that Superman responded to my text and actually showed up at my house…. yes, the Man of Steel at my house! I felt that same giddy excitement that Lois Lane felt the day Superman visited her for the first time by landing on her balcony. Unlike Lois, at least I didn’t have to fall out of a helicopter to get his attention.1 Continue reading An Intimate Tour of the Super Museum in Metropolis with Superman
The Tour of Montpelier with James and Dolley Madison
December 2018, my friend Dave and I visited Montpelier, the plantation home of James Madison in Orange County, Virginia. The trip was enjoyable, but at that time Montpelier allowed no photos of the interior of the mansion. This was very disappointing.
We returned to Montpelier in June of 2019 after finding out we could now photograph the inside of the home. By this time, I was well into my science fiction graphic novel project about Madison. This visit allowed me to capture some lovely interior background photos for my project.
This post focuses on the interior of Montpelier. I’ve added a little extra flavor by adding James and Dolley with dialogue to some of the photos as if we had visited them. I Photoshopped “modernity” background items out of some of the images, i.e., security cameras, air vents, perimeter roping, etc. to make it look more like Madison’s time. Click on the “Before” image links to see the original photos.
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