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Sara Teasdale: On the Dunes

On the DunesIf there is any life when death is over, These tawny beaches will know much of me, I shall come back, as constant and as changeful As the unchanging, many-colored sea.If life was…

Frank Herbert

Name at birth: Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr.Frank Herbert is the author of more than twenty novels, among them 1965's Dune, a classic of the science fiction genre. Herbert grew up in Washington state and…

H.R. Giger

Name at birth: Hans Rudolf GigerH.R. Giger was a Swiss painter of dark fantasy and the designer of the monster from the Alien movie series. He studied architecture at Zurich's School of the Applied Ar…

National Lakeshores

Name and location Total acreageApostle Islands (Wis.) 69,371.89Indiana Dunes (Ind.) 15,044.47Pictured Rocks (Mich.) 73,235.53Sleeping Bear Dunes (Mich.) 71,194.71ParkwaysThe National Park Syst…

Bess Sheehan Biography

Bess Sheehan historian, preservationistBorn: April 16, 1882Birthplace: near Jackson, Mich. Sheehan was born Bess May Vrooman; she studied American history at the University of Michigan, where …

World's Oldest Desert

The Question: What is the world's oldest desert, and in which country is it located? The Answer: The Namib Desert in Namibia is …

David Lynch

David Lynch is famous for writing and directing what can only be called "David Lynch movies," features whose perplexing plots are often a surreal mix of wonder and repugnance. After his first film, E…

Sara Teasdale: "I Thought of You"

"I Thought of You"I thought of you and how you love this beauty, And walking up the long beach all alone I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder As you and I once heard their monotone…

Poems: Mélange adultí¨re de tout

by T. S. Eliot Le DirecteurLune de MielMélange adultí¨re de tout En Amerique, professeur; En Angleterre, journaliste; C'est à grands pas et en sueur Que vous suivrez à peine ma piste. En Y…