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The Koran/Sura LIX — The Emigration

Sura LIX — The EmigrationMedina — 24 Verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful ALL that is in the Heavens and all that is on the Earth praiseth God! He, the Might…

Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves

Nihonmachi or Japantowns by David Johnson Guide to Asian-American Enclaves IntroductionChinatownsFilipinotownsNihonmachi (Japantownss) Little IndiasKoreatownsLittle Saigons Although it…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Preface

by Robert Burns 1771 - 1779 Preface Robert Burns was born near Ayr, Scotland, 25th of January, 1759. He was the son of William Burnes, or Burness, at the time of the poet's birth a nur…

History of Skiing in the United States

The Norwegians, Swedes, Lapps, and other inhabitants of northern lands used skis for many centuries before skiing became a sport. Emigrants from these countries brought skis to the United Sta…

Robert W. Service

Robert W. Service was the English-born poet who made his fame writing about the frontier life of western Canada in poems such as "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee." Robert …

Walt Whitman: Night on the Prairies

Night on the PrairiesNight on the prairies, The supper is over, the fire on the ground burns low, The wearied emigrants sleep, wrapt in their blankets; I walk by myself—I stand and look at the…

The Celtic Twilight: An Enduring Heart

by W. B. Yeats A Knight of the SheepThe SorcerersAn Enduring Heart One day a friend of mine was making a sketch of my Knight of the Sheep. The old man's daughter was sitting by, and, when …

Rima Fakih

Rima Fakih won the Miss USA pageant on 16 May 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing the state of Michigan, she beat out 50 other contestants from 49 states and the District of Columbia to be named M…

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestly was an 18th century preacher and science hobbyist who is credited with discovering that "air" was made up of several gases, including oxygen. Trained as a Christian minister, Priestle…