The customs of the holiday season, which include St. Nicholas Day, New Years Day, and Epiphany, as well as Christmas, often incorporate earlier pagan traditions that have been appropriated and adapted for contemporary use.
On the morning of December 2, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown wrote: "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done." Brown was on … Continue reading John Brown's Body
"Quetzal" by Designer, Fer Aguilera Reyes. An illustration inspired by the different cultures of pre-conquistador Guatemala. #Design #Art #Illustrator #GraphicDesign #Graphics #Aztec #Mayan #CentralAmerica #Culture #Guatemala #Mexico
As we prepare for the Holidays, travel and bustle, know that Thoreau understood something that many of us modern day nomads would do well to recognize: travel is a matter of perspective, not location. “I have traveled a great deal in Concord,” said Henry Thoreau, a native of…wait for it…Concord, Massachusetts. In fact, Thoreau traveled far and wide … Continue reading What Henry David Thoreau Teaches us About Travel
We love our Library, do you? Marion Carnegie Library. Book Sale this weekend, beginning on Friday, and Saturday is #BooksGiving Day! They are located at 206 S Market St, Marion, Illinois. Sale begins Friday November 22 at 9am and goes until Saturday at 4pm. Check out their event page on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2642772699106959/
This young man sits on the side of Empire Road in Johannesburg and instead of begging, he provides book reviews. He collects books, reads them, and provides reviews for people passing by. If you like the review, he will try to sell you the book. This is how he makes a living. Have you seen … Continue reading Homeless Man Reviews Books for Sale
"...she saw behind closed lids the books that awaited her... An ecstasy of ink, every paragraph laboring to outline the shape of the world." Rachel Kadish The Weight of Ink #art-Casey Childs #amreading #books #bookworms #writing #writerslife #library
Author of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", Robert Louis Stevenson was born #OTD in 1850. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from … Continue reading Happy Birthday Stevenson, Author of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde