Book Nominated For "Outstanding Literary Work Of The Year" Just In Time For Autism Awareness Month

By GWiz There Are No Words, a novel that has already been honored as "Outstanding Book For Young People With Disabilities" by IBBY and won runner-up at the Nashville Book Festival, has been...

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Famous Misquotations

by Philip Yaffe As a collector of quotations, I occasionally wonder if some of my favorite specimens are actually correct. In many cases, they seem too good to be true. I recently researched the subject on the Internet and came up with a number of quotations that indeed seemed to have been altered after the fact. I don’t know how accurate these revelations are, and for the most part I don’t care. Whether these quotes were actually said the way …

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Ageless Wit and Observations

AGELESS WIT AND OBSERVATIONS    “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”  Mark Twain   Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress….But then I repeat myself. Mark Twain    I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. Winston Churchill    A …

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Cleaning Up the Past

Stephen King’s Langoliers Common wisdom once advised that the only way to progress was to learn from history, thereby avoiding the mistakes of our predecessors by correcting our course accordingly. A wise man once said that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. Truer words were never spoken. Human history is rife with injustice and cruelty unimaginable to modern civilized societies, mainly because we learned that such behavior was deplorable, and we changed it. Women’s Suffrage and the …

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Everyday Education-Everyday Education

Homeschooling is like an adventure– I’m glad you’re considering it. My 4 boys have all graduated now, and I am so thankful for your time we had collectively as we homeschooled from pre-school via substantial college, and also into school. We all discovered a good deal in the procedure, and I’m certain you will also!Janice Campbell, Writer, Speaker, Director at NAIWE.com Grab A Copy Click here I’ve written a lot of articles along with a couple of books more than …

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Modern Shakespeare Festivals

In just one week, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival will present it’s fifteenth season of Modern Shakespeare Festival,with modern adaptations of “The Tempest” and “As You Like It”. For the purpose of this article, I will be including information that I found on the Michigan Shakespeare Festival’s website detailing their interpretation and modern day production of “The Tempest”. The Tempest is reputed to be the last play Shakespeare wrote, and some say the character of Prospero represents the author and his …

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Bard to the Bone ? Shakespeare’s Best Villains

William Shakespeare only wrote 37 plays, many of them comedies and histories. When I set out to compile a list of his greatest villains, I thought that I would probably be struggling to make a Top 10, how wrong can you be? I soon found it impossible to limit the list to 10 and even with a Top 20 there are other characters who seem equally deserving who just didn’t make it. What constitutes a villain? — You could probably …

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The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street

“One Mr. Shakespeare that lay in the house…” In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence at the Court of Requests in Westminster – the only occasion his spoken words were recorded. The case related to a dispute over an unpaid marriage dowry that opens an unexpected window into the dramatist’s obscured life story. Eight years earlier, we learn that Shakespeare was lodging in the house of the Mountjoys – the French Protestant immigrant family in Cripplegate area of London. One fine …

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Wild West Still Alive in Calaveras County

If you’re looking for the Wild West, you could do no better than to go to a place that was once the home of Mark Twain and even memorialized in one of his short stories. Lucky for California residents, Calaveras County is a reasonable drive from both north and south and puts a lot of Gold Rush history all within a few square miles. Students of Mark Twain will remember The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, a short story …

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Crisis Buster Tip #1: What Did Mark Twain Say about the Current Economic Crisis?

“It is not worthwhile to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man’s character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.” ~Mark Twain If you know your history, you have no reason for worry! The current economic crisis is “just” a repetition of the past. Don’t you remember “Black Monday?” It refers to Monday, October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed. The Black Monday decline was the largest one-day percentage decline in stock market …

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Everyday Education Download

Such an adventure at home – I thought about it, I’m happy. The four men have now finished my university and I’m not in school at home from preschool through high school that I am grateful for our time together. We all learned a lot from this process and I am sure you will too! Janice Campbell, author, lecturer, Director NAIWE.com Grab A Copy Click here I have over the last two years I have written many articles and several books. If issues of …

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