Check Point

Thank you, Charles Shultz

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 – Schroeder. May 1951; Lucy, March 1952; Pig-Pen, July 1954; and Sally, August 1959.   Sixty- three years later, we still wonder if The Great Pumpkin […]

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OTR Celebrates Irish Poets

Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy, 1844 – 1881 William Edgar O’Shaughnessy’s career may have been as an assistant in the British Museum, but his true love was literature. Epic of Women was published in 1870 when he was twenty-six, followed by Lays of France in 1872 and Music and Moonlight in 1874. He was friends with […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.  I miss you like hell.” Edna St. Vincent Millay Edna St. Vincent Millay always gives us a different perspective.   After all, Valentine’s Day should carry a little surprise. […]

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Résistance

Palais de Chaillot, Paris, 7 June 1940 “Rumours are flying, all flatly contradictory, but it seems clear that the Germans are advancing on all fronts. It’s only a matter of advanced units of motorized troops – naturally – but however they try to explain it away in the newspapers and on the radio, I’m convinced […]

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