Daily Archives: July 4, 2011


Old Tree With Sky

Old Tree With Sky

Happy 4th of July 2011


Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

River’s End Cafe


River's End Cafe on 4th of July

River's End Cafe on 4th of July

Sorry All


Sorry All

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Today’s Birthday: Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807)


Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807)

Garibaldi is considered an Italian national hero for his role in the Risorgimento, the movement to liberate and unify Italy. In 1848, after having spent time in South America learning guerilla warfare tactics, he returned to Italy to fight for its independence. He fought Austria in Milan and France in Rome. In 1860, he raised an army of 1,000 and attacked Sicily. By the end of his campaign, he commanded 30,000 men, with whom he seized Naples, before handing all of southern Italy over to whom? More… Discuss

In the News: India Offering Prizes to Sterilization Volunteers


India Offering Prizes to Sterilization Volunteers

Many Indian government officials are worried about the country’s growing population, which is expected to overtake that of China by 2030. In an effort to lower birth rates, health officials in the state of Rajasthan are launching a new campaign to encourage residents to voluntarily undergo sterilization. As compensation, these volunteers will be entered into a lottery drawing, giving them the chance to win prizes including motorcycles, televisions, blenders, and even a Tata Nano—the world’s cheapest car. More… Discuss

Medea by Euripides – Aegean



Medea (Greek: Μήδεια / Mēdeia) is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the barbarian protagonist as she finds her position in the Greek world threatened, and the revenge she takes against her husband Jason who has betrayed her for another woman. Euripides produced the Medea along with the lost plays Philoctetes, Dictys and the satyr play Thersitai, winning the third prize (out of three) at the City Dionysia festival for that year.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_(play)