“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as … Continue reading The Man Who Scared the Nation
A carved pumpkin is the quintessential symbol of Halloween. You may be interested in knowing – as I was when I was looking up “pumpkins” – that in Ireland and … Continue reading There is Always a Pumpkin
Halloween is coming and all of the little ghosts and goblins are in countdown mode. Unlike the scholars that debate on the origins of this auspicious day, children, of all … Continue reading Countdown to Halloween
What is in an award, more precisely the Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s richest literary prizes? According to my CBC News source this prize comes with $83,000 … Continue reading The Award
“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe My 2013 Reading Program included “Portrait of an Artist – A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe” by … Continue reading Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe
“Not all pioneers went west.” David McCullough I will confess that my 2013 OTR Reading Program was excessively optimistic!! It is October; only two months to go before 2013 … Continue reading The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
October 2, 1950 marks the day that Charlie, Lucy, and Snoopy saw their first print in multiple national newspapers. Other characters came later, each with a unique view of life … Continue reading Thank you, Charles Shultz