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Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler was the science fiction author who wrote the novels Parable of the Talents, Kindred, and Fledgling. Octavia Butler grew up in California and started writing science fiction stories whe…

Octavia Butler 2006 Deaths

Octavia ButlerAge: 58 novelist whose science-fiction novels often featured strong-willed black women as protagonists. She won two Hugo and Nebula awards, and in 1995 became the first science-f…

Mark: 4

Mark Chapter 4 1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude…

Matthew: 13

Matthew Chapter 13 1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat…

Walt Whitman: As I Watch the Ploughman Ploughing

As I Watch the Ploughman PloughingAs I watch'd the ploughman ploughing, Or the sower sowing in the fields, or the harvester harvesting, I saw there too, O life and death, your analogies; (Life…

Og Mandino

A writer and former magazine editor, Og Mandino published The Greatest Salesman in the World in 1968, a parable with common sense advice on how to succeed in life. The book was a success and Mandino b…

Luke: 8

Luke Chapter 8 1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with…

Sara Teasdale: The Broken Field

The Broken FieldMy soul is a dark ploughed field In the cold rain; My soul is a broken field Ploughed by pain.Where grass and bending flowers Were growing, The field lies broken now For an…

Poems: Earth's Answer

by WilliamBlakeIntroductionThe Clod and the PebbleEarth's Answer Earth raised up her head From the darkness dread and drear, Her light fled, Stony, dread, And her locks covered with …

Lazarus of Bethany

Lazarus, a beloved friend and follower of Jesus of Nazareth, dies and is brought back to life in a story appearing in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. As told in the 11th chapter of T…