“When you think of the history of Thanksgiving, you’d be hard-pressed not to picture funny Pilgrim hats and stereotyped Native Americans. These days, most of us know that the sanitized story we learned in grade school bears little resemblance to the real history of the Plymouth colony. 141 more words
In the midst of the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, one rock of calm remains: the Ferguson Public Library. Librarian Scott Bonner and his staff have remained open, providing classes, regular library services, and sometimes emotional support for community members. Read the whole story here.
Most Scots are completely unaware that there’s a game at which they were world champions for over a hundred years – the game of draughts. Often regarded as a simple children’s pastime, it is in fact a deep and complex game, every bit as subtle and sophisticated as chess. 160 more words