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Jane Addams: Chicago’s Progressive Shero

Jane Addams was born in 1860–the daughter of a wealthy Illinois businessman. At the age of two, her mother died after falling on ice while pregnant. 654 more words

20th Century

Aegean Melancholy

I didn’t want to write anything yesterday: for some inexplicable reason, I was feeling blue. So I went to read some poetry and I found this: 482 more words


"Aung San Suu Kyi: an icon crashes" (12 Feb. 2017)

When I started this website, I was so pleased to have as one of my icons, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar fighter for democracy and freedom, who for decades advocated that people should “bear witness” to injustice, and that “hope” must be accompanied by “endeavor”. 105 more words

Af 2017

Making A Difference, Part 2

This morning I wrote a short post about how I need to see the little things I do on a daily basis can make a difference for the kids I work with. 547 more words

The Nobel week has begun - a briefing on Alfred Nobel and the prizes

Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and was part of a well-known family. He descended from O. Rudbeck, the best Swedish technical genius in the 17th century, when Sweden was a great power in northern Europe. 566 more words

Life In Sweden

#BobDylan awarded the 2016 #Nobel Prize in #literature

Bob Dylan has the honor of being the first musician ever to receive the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Nobel Prize Press Release… 127 more words


Shaking things up – prose and cons

Bob Dylan was just awarded the Nobel prize for Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

What’s so wrong with that?

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