April 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Battles! Explosions! Maiming! ~ A Different Royal Wedding (OS Archives 2011)

It was heralded as the wedding of the century, a rare love match of royals.

The bride, 16 year-old English Princess Elizabeth Stuart, was actually eager to wed her groom, 19 year-old Frederick, Elector Palatine of the Rhine. Frederick was just happy his bride was intelligent and lovely.

Elizabeth's mother, Anne of Denmark, certainly wished her daughter had chosen a nice Catholic boy, but…

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Added by Anna Herrington on April 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Many Splendored Eggs (OS Archives 2011)

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Added by Anna Herrington on April 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

So Much I Still Don't Know

Phia sat next to my desk, head hung a bit low, his back curved, almost like an attempt to sink into a fetal position right in that chair. 



“Hi Laura”, he said in a sweet voice.

“Hi Phia. Good to see you here.”

By that time I had worked for 9 years with youth in the neighborhoods near to downtown Minneapolis, young men and women who found themselves in a revolving door with corrections. I was struck how much…

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Added by Laura LaBlanc on April 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Day After (OS Archives 2011)

On the morning of April 5, 1968, my parents were scheduled to have a meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our family lived in Atlanta, Georgia then, a family of Northerners living in the South by company transfer. One of my mother's volunteer efforts during those years included her work with the Atlanta Council for International Visitors.

The purpose of this meeting was to introduce a group of visiting Nigerian women to Dr. King, they had been travelling all over…

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Added by Anna Herrington on April 5, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Maligned Israelis, Maligned Muslims

originally published April 4, 2011 on Open Salon





There are two issues I'm inclined to post about at the moment. I couldn't decide between them, so I've decided to post about both.

Maligned Israelis

People all over the world who condemn Israel are familiar with the Goldstone Report. This report was issued by the UN concerning the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. It claimed that Israel was guilty of killing Palestinian civilians…

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Added by koshersalaami on April 4, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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