A Look at Magnificent Libraries

A Look at Magnificent Libraries

Going back to their earliest days–2600 B.C.E.–libraries have been many things to many people. For some, they are institutions of learning and a place to acquire knowledge. For others, they are sanctuaries, safe havens, community gathering spaces or architectural marvels. Even today, in an age where the printed word is challenged by digital content, libraries […]

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

The end of war can be cause for celebration. The acknowledgement of victory and the joy of the thought of returning home to loved ones is cause to remember. Edward George Honey, a World War I veteran and journalist living in London at that war’s end also believed it was cause for a respectful silence. […]

Remembering Margaret Thatcher

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in People and Culture, World, World History | No Comments

Margaret Thatcher was the prime minister of Great Britain from 1979-1990. She is considered one of the most influential people of the 20th century, even though opinions of her can vary widely from person to person. She died at age 87 after having a stroke on April 8th.  She was nicknamed “The Iron Lady” because […]

The Catholic Church Elects a New Pope

Last month Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement as the leader of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church. The pope began his role as leader of the Catholic faith in 2005. Just over a month after making that surprise announcement, the Catholic Church announced a new leader: St. Francis I, the 226th pope (also known as […]