John Thompson

John Thompson

If John has a core value, it is based in understanding our world, the needs of our world, protecting our world. Making sure those who need assistance, get assistance, and lead a full life. As a jounalist, he has conducted thousands of interviews and followed thousands of stories that publications did not always deem economically worthy of pursuit. Click Here to read more...

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In the Post War period, dominated nationally by the Democrats and Truman Administration. S.F.B. Morse looked forward locally to strengthen the California Republican Party. Opposed to the New Deal Policies of FDR, and continued liberal efforts, he saw promise in a 31 year old WWII Navy veteran from the Monterey Bay, Donald Grunsky (1916-2000)

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) and other writers of the “Beat Movement” were drawn to Buddhist Teachings. Kerouac’s novels and essays often refer to his Catholic upbringing, his faith in the existence of God, and his fascination with the Dharma as taught by Guatama Buddha. Traditionally, devout Christians and Buddhists live in accordance with what Jesus spoke in the Gospels and what Buddha explained in the Sutras.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

In 1992 the third issue of Carmel’s paper “Freedom Of Speech”, as part of the town’s 75th anniversary published an article about a 1936 WPA Local History Project that interviewed people who claimed to have ancestors who were Esselen or Coastanoan.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

Serra arrived in California in 1779, founding the San Diego Mission where the state’s first grapes were grown to make sacramental wine mostly for the Eucharist, and for medicinal purposes. In a small room with a tile floor the grapes were crushed by the feet of the natives that tended the vineyards.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

The writings that Beth Ingels produced during the Depression were greatly influenced by the progressive scene in which she and Peggy Carol were immersed. Her novel “Cannery Row” was completed around 1936 or 37 and reflects a liberal sympathy for the underpaid cannery workers.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

Justin Dart (1907-1984) was very pleased when S.F.B. Morse first showed him , and his attractive wife Jane, one of Pebble Beach’s prime pieces of real estate. Dart wanted “only the best,” a spacious home overlooking the brilliant green golf links, with the picturesque Pacific Ocean close enough to hear on moonlit nights. To impress his friends with his wealth and status, Dart wanted a high ceilinged home with 2752 square feet for his art collection, and a panoramic view that would reflect how he viewed himself, and how others should see him.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

There is something more than enchanting about the sands of Carmel Beach, the sound of the breeze in the cypress boughs, and the cold currents in the bay. That undefinable something has a magnetic quality that somehow resonates with the neurology of unique individualists, and among all the free-spirited souls that are drawn here, Jaime D’Angulo y Mayo was among the rarest of our Bohemian sages.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

Anti Catholic efforts of the KKK and other groups here on California’s Central Coast intentionally misrepresent Blessed Serra as well as the native families he knew. These efforts peaked in the Twenties but continued into the Thirties, and included false accusations against both Serra and indigenous Catholics.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

In all world cultures empathy, for example, is a concept that is embodied metaphorically in how people think, and how that thinking is expressed through these various forms of language. Old European influenced ideas of empathetic disclosures, are enormously different that how native peoples thought and behaved for thousands of years

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago

Beauty can take so many forms in the human face, features that one doesnt see everyday on TV & films. A woman’s face can communicate expressions that can’t just be summed up in common words. Thus various artists attempt to capture just a hint of pensive awareness in their work.

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Author: John Thompson 20 years ago