In an interesting coincidence, last week I read Jon Ronson's Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries. One of the chapters covered a cruise that featured celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne.
Ten years before the Thanksgiving feast to celebrate the bounty at Plymouth, the Jamestown settlers were trying to eke out a living on a malarial, brackish island with little arable land. Despite the many setbacks faced by the Jamestown colony, our country's founding settlers struggled on despite their travails. After all, they had little choice.