Daily Archives: January 3, 2012

Election 2012


Elections - 2012

Election - 2012

The Inca Road System


The Inca Road System

One of the most remarkable examples 80 - Machu Picchu - Juin 2009 - edit.2.jpgof Inca engineering was their elaborate network of roads, parts of which survive today. Log, stone, pontoon, and suspension bridges were built to span streams, rivers, and chasms, and shelters and storehouses were spaced a day’s travel apart. These were maintained by nearby villages, which also supplied messengers for their sectors. Messages or parcels could thus be carried throughout the empire quite quickly, with runners able to cover what distance in a day? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: Hans Christian Andersen (Musically speaking…)


Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793)


Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793)

Mott was an American social reformer and women’s rights advocate. She attended a Quaker boarding school near Poughkeepsie, New York, where she later taught, and became an official Quaker minister in 1821. She was active in the antislavery campaign and lectured widely on social reform. In 1848, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, which launched the US women’s suffrage movement. On what issue was Mott’s stance at odds with that of the mainstream women’s movement? More… Discuss

Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower


All Along the Watchtower” is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The song, which has been included on most of Dylan’s greatest hits compilations, initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding. Over the past 35 years, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs. Different versions appear on four of Dylan’s live albums.[1]

Covered by numerous artists in various genres, “All Along the Watchtower” is strongly identified with the interpretation Jimi Hendrix recorded forElectric Ladyland with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.[2] The Hendrix version, released six months after Dylan’s original recording, became a Top 20single in 1968 and was ranked 48th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Along_the_Watchtower)

 

Year of Global Uprisings, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street – A Special Look Back at 2011


Year of Global Uprisings, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street - A Special Look Back at 2011

Year of Global Uprisings, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street - A Special Look Back at 2011 (click here to access the story)