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.
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
Think you can write over 1,400 works of #drama in your lifetime? This guy Lope De Vega managed to during the 1,500's. Born #OTD in 1562 he was an outstanding dramatist of the Spanish Golden Age, author of as many as 1,800 plays and several hundred shorter dramatic pieces, of which 431 plays and 50 … Continue reading Spanish Playwright Produces Over 1,400 Works of Drama
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
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
I have always gravitated toward works of horror, even at a young age. At first, I read whatever I could find on my parents’ bookshelves. John Saul. V.C. Andrews. Stephen King. They lit a fire in me, made me curious about all the things that might be out there. All the things we cannot prove. Ghosts … Continue reading 8 Horror Novels that are Based on Real Historical Events
Yesterday's #bookhaul with the @friendsofawl in Carterville. #BookBlog #BookLove #librarylove #librarylife #books #bookish #horror #fiction #thriller #gardening #childrensbooks #coffee #mug #bookstack #southernillinois
I'm sharing this as a throw back and as a post to raise awareness for Mental Health. When I was first discharged as a Marine under medical conditions, I was not a happy camper. While glad to be alive and with my family, there was something missing. I did not transition well having been separated … Continue reading World Mental Health Day