Sr. Megan Rice, age 82, has been arrested 40 or 50 times for acts of civil disobedience and once served six months in prison. In the Nevada desert, she and other peace activists knelt down to block a truck rumbling across the government’s nuclear test site, prompting the authorities to take her into custody.
It's always been difficult for me to speak and express my innermost thoughts in person. I prefer to write. When I sit down and write, words grow very docile, they come and feed out of my hand like little birds, and I can do almost what I want with them; whereas when I try to marshal them in the open air, they fly away from me. - Philippe Claudel
"Girl at the Mirror" by Norman Rockwell, 1954.... How relevant is this in today's society, young girls looking to the media for role models and then tragically destroying themselves physically and emotionally to try and "fit in" with popular culture.
This powerful book pays tribute to an extraordinary man who devoted his life to promoting racial equality and social justice. Howard Thurman’s life history, which this valuable book makes accessible to children, can prompt younger generations to see the inspiration that comes with kindness, role models, and big dreams.
Advice from NYT Bestselling Author Jamie Ford: "Debut novelists should only entertain one-book contracts"
Agriculture is traditionally thought of as a man’s arena, with women taking a backseat. Yet women have played critical roles in farm production throughout history, from egg and butter sales, to victory gardens, to growing the family’s food while husbands focused on commodity, cash crops.
The Healing Power of Music | Video | PBS NewsHour | PBS "An unconventional approach to recovery and coping, music therapy is a field of medicine capturing new attention due to its role in helping Gabrielle Giffords recover from a gunshot. Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on the versatility of music in a medical setting, but the difficulty of quantifying its effectiveness."
Shining in the dark: 30 mind blowing examples of light graffiti