Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Funny, when you finally faced reality, it was amazing how clearly you could see things.
Mary Higgins Clark
December 24, 1929: Happy 84th birthday, Mary Higgins Clark! The mystery and suspense writer has penned almost 50 books, but she has other interests as well. Clark is a part owner of the New Jersey Nets and recently purchased a seat on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Tell me a story of deep delight.
Robert Penn Warren
December 20, 1985: Ronald Reagan signed legislation that created title of Poet Laureate, 28 years ago today. The first appointee was Robert Penn Warren, who is now remembered for his novel, All the King's Men.
This is a great photo of our first Poet Laureate! Deep in his work.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
If you don't know who Malala is, then you have probably been living under a rock.
Malala, with the assistance of Christina Lamb, has written a very thoughtful story, regarding her country, her family and the attempt on her life. With clarity, she guides one through the establishment of her country, offers insights to her Muslim beliefs, her quest that all girls in Pakistan should be able to attend school, and how she became the remarkable young woman she is today.
This book Should Be Required Reading in every public and private school in the United States, to bring home the fact that education is a precious thing that too many of today's young people scoff at or take for granted.
Every Woman in the United States should read this book, to understand how fortunate they are to have been born an American, with Rights guaranteed by our Constitution, as those who have become naturalized citizens of the United States already know how fortunate they are.
Malala wishes three things, Peace for all, Education for all, and to return to her homeland.
May her wishes come true
You have to read this one!