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The Devil's Dictionary: Reasonable

by Ambrose Bierce REASONREBELREASONABLE -adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion, dissuasion and evasion.

JFK's Pulitzer

The Question: What president wrote a novel that won an award? The Answer: In 1957 John F. Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Prof…

Matthew Calbraith Perry

Matthew Calbraith Perry is remembered as the man who opened Japan to American trade and influence in the 19th century. The younger brother of Oliver Hazard Perry, Matthew Perry received his first nav…

Abba Eban 2002 Deaths

Abba EbanAge: 87 eloquent Israeli diplomat who held leadership positions during most of Israel's early struggles for independence and then as an independent state. He became Israel's represent…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Enchanter

The EnchanterIn the deep heart of man a poet dwells Who all the day of life his summer story tells; Scatters on every eye dust of his spells, Scent, form and color; to the flowers and shells W…