from Raphaela Angelou
My daughter has been my companion to many concerts. Some operatic, some classical, some pop and some rock. The squeals of joy echo through my home when I inform her that we have tickets to a visiting performer. She carefully selects what she is going to wear, and we make plans to have dinner somewhere nice beforehand. Watching her dance and gaze at the performer in awe is all the reward I need. We went to Sport for Jove’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, shortly after I heard the dreadful, unfathomable news about the terrorist attack at Manchester Stadium. I looked around at all the young people laughing and delighting in the performance, and was struck cold by the thought that it could have been us. It could have been us at any performance we had attended. Afterward, my daughter chatted excitedly about the play, and how much she…
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Ladies and gentlemen: it’s awards time! The Liebster Award comes to me from the phenomenal Rob at Art by Rob Goldstein. Thank you so much for thinking of me, Rob! I’m truly honored.
What is the Liebster Award?
The word “liebster” (originating in German) has several definitions — dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued. In the current context, this award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers.
Here are the rules:
Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.
11 Random Facts About Me:
1. I’ve been known to dance around the house by myself.
2. I see humor in…
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In traditional cultures the elder functions as a source of wisdom
and folk history.
Our elders, the visionaries who wrote and passed so many of the laws and public services that made American Democracy the most prosperous democracy in human history used film to teach their children what they had learned from the Great Depression and the horrors of fascism.
This ten-minute film includes a brief discussion of feudalism; the film analyses why Germany, one of Europe’s great democracies , succumbed to fascism.
Democracy, released in 1945 was made by Encyclopedia Britannica for high school civics classes.
Found on the Internet Archives
All material in the Public Domain