Day: December 22, 2016

The Power of Words: A Selection of Poetry from 2016 — Discover

Journal and zine editors share some of the powerful work they shared in the past year. via The Power of Words: A Selection of Poetry from 2016 — Discover

Photo Essay: walking around Oslo — getsetandgo

When the pilot announced we had started our descent I kept the book I was reading aside and looked out of the window to get my first glimpse of Oslo, the starting point of our two-week vacation in Norway and Sweden. I was expecting to see the suburbs of a big city but my first […] via Photo Essay: walking around Oslo — getsetandgo

First Hasidic Woman Elected To Public Office To Be Sworn In As Brooklyn Judge — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The fist Hasidic woman elected into public office in the United States will be sworn in as a judge in Brooklyn on Thursday. Rachel Freier, a Brooklyn native, grandmother and mother of six, broke barriers after grabbing nearly 41 percent of votes in the 5th District election, beating two other competitors… via First Hasidic Woman Elected To Public Office To Be … Read More First Hasidic Woman Elected To Public Office To Be Sworn In As Brooklyn Judge — CBS New York

125 years ago today: the invention of basketball and the Canadian participants in the first ever basketball game — Library and Archives Canada Blog

By Normand Laplante December 21, 2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball by Canadian James Naismith and of the first game ever played. In the fall of 1891, Naismith was studying to become a YMCA physical education instructor at the International YMCA Training Institute in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was given the task […] via 125 years ago today: the invention of basketball … Read More 125 years ago today: the invention of basketball and the Canadian participants in the first ever basketball game — Library and Archives Canada Blog