Writer’s Quote Wednesday: St Augustine

Posted in response to Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday.

I Had a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Yesterday, 18th January,  it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day (aka MLK Day).

On this day, America shuts down for this federal holiday to commemorate the great orator (1929 – 1968) , who led the great “I had a dream” speech. This was the man who led the peaceful protests against segregation during the Civil Rights Movement.

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Canadian Artists: Cornelius Krieghoff (1815 – 1872)

Last week, I took a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

I went on a Wednesday night, where after 6pm, they have free entry. This was my second visit. My first visit had been a Highlights Tour (which took all evening, and left no time to mosey around alone), but this time, I wanted to take a closer look at the Canadian art.

As I walked around, I fell in love with a 19th century Canadian painter called Cornelius Kreighoff.

Cornelius Krieghoff (1815 – 1872)

As you can tell by his surname, he is not really Canadian. Although he did become one eventually, and is now acclaimed as one of the greatest Canadian artists of all time.

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Magna Carta: 800 Years of Legacy

It has been 800 years since the Magna Carta was born.

Eight centuries.

As far as anniversaries go in 2015, this is probably the oldest one!

Luckily, it hasn’t gone unmarked. The British Library created an exhibition on the famous document named Manga Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy. It opened on 13 March and closed on 1 September. It was the biggest pubic display on this document ever.

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Source: Classic FM

While listening to Classic FM this morning, I came across this quote. It cracked me up with a loud enough laugh to shock the room, and wake up the cat (well, if I had one!).

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