Author Archives: Dr Jack Dempsey

About Dr Jack Dempsey

Always good to hear from you! A life-long freelance writer/editor, Brown University Ph.D. (in Native & Early American Studies)---novelist ("Ariadne's Brother," "People of the Sea"), historian and biographer ("New English Canaan," "Thomas Morton," "Mystic Fiasco" and more), producer ("Nani: A Native New England Story"), Book Editor/Public Speaking Coach: Bentley University Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, Media Studies & Communications (Best Part Time Prof 2010). Latest works? Scientific nonfiction on the lunar/solar calendar of ancient Minoan Crete---"The Knossos Calendar: Minoan Cycles of the Sun, the Moon, the Soul & Political Power" (Iraklion, Mystis 2016), based on lectures drawn from "Calendar House: Clues to Minoan Time from Knossos Labyrinth" (2011). Come and enjoy multimedia resources including filmed Native American interviews at ANCIENTLIGHTS.ORG

THOMAS MORTON & the MAYPOLE OF MERRYMOUNT —Now available at YouTube


“Drink and Be Merry”! Hope you enjoy my 1992 film Thomas Morton & The Maypole of Merrymount: Disorder in the American Wilderness 1622-1647, which by actual request is now complete (1hr47mins.) at YouTube. A low-tech production on a shoestring budget … Continue reading

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What The Freak Was That! 3 UFO Observations


  Sooner or later, almost everybody sees something in the sky, night or day, that they cannot explain. I have seen three Somethings—and I offer these tellings always to invite explanations or points of view that might show where I’m … Continue reading

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Happy Thomas Morton Day (NOT)!


Alles In Ordnung! This May Day is the 390th birthday of America’s first English poetry (posted on the Maypole of 1627 on Massachusetts Bay). And as usual there were no remembrances or celebrations in honor of the poet, Thomas Morton … Continue reading

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FREE COPY GIVE-AWAY of “People of the Sea”


Take A Chance on an Adventure in Fresh Facts and Win A Free Copy from Amazon of  People of the Sea: A Novel of The Promised Land! LINK: https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/e2ac4ee24b268f34?ref_=pe_1771210_134854370#ln-ln

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VIDEO, ‘New History, New Hope’—Why Minoans and Sea Peoples Matter To Us


Hope you’ve enjoyed the 9 pages here of a Photo-Journey through this story’s ancient Mediterranean world! Here’s a link to a short new talk on YouTube, “New History, New Hope”—on why it’s important that the story we tell ourselves about … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 9 of 9: JOURNEY WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA—WIN A FREE BOOK!


FREE BOOK for the FIRST ANSWER to a RIDDLE! Your life under sail is in good hands with crusty captain Ramose: his peers are the true “sea-kings” of the age, because their skills against all odds disperse the benefits of … Continue reading

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PEOPLE PLACES 8: JOURNEY THE ANCIENT WORLD WITH PEOPLE OF THE SEA


Welcome back aboard! You’ve already come a long way—like our Cyprian diplomat Pyrrha, her new post-Minoan partner Deucalion “Sweet Wine,” and others in their company (including a Libu or Libyan leader and people from Sicily, hoping for their homes)—out of … Continue reading

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