Scaphism, also known as the boats, was an ancient Persian method of execution designed to inflict torturous death. The name comes from the Greek word skaphe, meaning “scooped (or hollowed) out”. The victim was lashed into the hollow space between two rowboats, or hollowed-out logs. He was forced…
“This is an immensely important day — a day that belongs to all of you…across the breadth of this nation are 43 million Americans with disabilities. You have made this happen.
-George H.W. Bush
Remarks by the President during the signing of the ADA, 7/26/90
Twenty-two years ago today, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The ADA was the world’s first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities. It was a collaborative effort of Democrats, Republicans, the legislative and the executive branches, federal and state agencies, and people with and without disabilities.
-from the Bush Library
Author: Laura M. Flynn
A compelling true story, written by Laura Flynn about the time of her childhood, her family and the deep closeness to her mother Sally who got mental illness. Once you start reading the well written and heart-breaking story of ‘Swallow the Ocean’, you won’t be able to put the book down.
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Some funny and quirky facts about everybody’s favorite miracle-wielders of the Catholic Church
- St. Simeon Stylites (ca. 386–459) spent the last thirty-nine years of his life sitting on top of a pillar 70 feet high. He holds the longest-standing individual record in the Guinness World Records…