Emily Maxson

Freelance Writing, Editing, and Proofing

United States

Emily Maxson graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in History and an addiction to research.

In her free time, she likes to mix drinks, dance the balboa, and critique greeting cards.

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Egyptian Gold in the Christian's Treasury - Salt and Iron

When the people of Israel were thrust out of Egypt in the time of Moses, they took at God's command some of Egypt's riches with them. To a Christian observer of the Western Heritage, the phrase "plundering the Egyptians" may have an additional, metaphorical meaning. From Tertullian's "What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem?"

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The Tradition of the Secret Recipe - Salt and Iron

My particular friend Miss Lane and I have shared many, many conversations during our friendship, which has weathered perfect storms and endured more than half the length of our lives. The deepest confidence exists between us. Yet, there is one secret she will never, ever impart to me: namely, the chocolate chip cookie recipe passed down to her from her ancestresses.

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Wonder Woman's Perfection Disappoints - Salt and Iron

I had no idea what to expect from Wonder Woman. I've never read superhero comics in sequence, and I've never read DC comic books at all. As it turned out, the movie was a blast to watch, and the historical setting was astonishingly apt in a number of ways.