Monthly Archives: November 2013

Going Our Separate Ways

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Children's Book About divorceThe divorce rate in the world is astounding. In fact, half of all marriages in the US end in divorce and the numbers in other cultures (where divorce is legal) are also on the rise. I was surprised to learn that when you are divorced once, there is a 60 percent chance your second marriage will fail and an astounding 73 percent your third marriage will end up in splits-ville.

Carton Figures of a Newly Wed CoupleSo what is the problem? I took a close look at the people I know that are divorced. Some were married too young and simply changed in their attitudes and outlooks on life. Others, one or both of the partners were having affairs and still some found themselves in an abusive situation.

A Man and a Woman Turned Away From Each OtherIt’s never great to think about divorce before you get married, but wouldn’t that cut down on the staggering divorce statistics? Teen marriages rarely make it as they make the decision on impulse, immaturity or the fact that the girl may have gotten pregnant. However, why did […]

Come to the Windy City

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Children's Book About ChicagoSure Chicago is know as being the windy city, but there is so much more than just wind blowing around here. This city is also known for their deep-dish pizza and other must-do tourist things. So let’s take a look at some common, and not-so-common, sites you have to see when visiting Chicago.

The Map of USA Where Chicago is Highlighted With Red One of the top must-see spots in the windy city is Millenium Park. The state-of-the-art architecture is sure to delight and amaze you and also provides some of the most beautiful landscape designs. Located in the heart of Chicago, this is more than just a park. It provides a magnificent backdrop for free concerts, family activities, tours, exhibitions and so much more. Millenium Park is also home to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, the Crown Fountain, and the Lurie Garden.

The Flag of ChicagoWho would have thought that Chicago was a great place to visit museums? Here you will find Museum Campus with its major attractions; the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Soldier Field. These are all connected with some beautiful […]

Circuses – Entertainment or Slavery?

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Elephants CoverWe have probably all experienced the thrill of the Big Top, but what we view as an afternoon of fun means years of torture and solitude for the elephants kept in these travelling prisons.

Elephants are found in places like Africa, Asia and India. In the wild these majestic beasts build lasting and loving relationships among the herd’s members. They do not balance on balls, podiums or wear costumes. For our mere hour or two of entertainment these animals have spent years in abuse, punishment, solitary confinement, loneliness and fear.

Asian elephantIn order for an elephant to be “trained” to perform, they start when they are infants. These babies are viciously and cruelly snatched away from their mothers and begin their journey through a hellish lifetime of inhumane treatment.

They are taken away from the herd with the use of a tranquilizer dart, then transported to the holding facility. It is here the “breaking” process begins. These cute, innocent animals will endure the withholding of food, solitary confinement and are left to the mercy of a cruel trainer.

The Best President Ever?

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Children's Book About George WashingtonThe United States is currently on its 44th president. Everyone has their opinion about all of them, but I believe I’m safe in saying that George Washington may be the most favored, or at least, the man that everyone seems to admire and be in awe of hundreds of years later.

First American Flag with only 13 StarsGeorge Washington was the very first president of the United States. He started his term on April 30th, 1789. In fact, he was the only president who never actually ran for the position but was unanimously voted in, not for one, but for two terms.

British Soldier on Red CoatsUnlike our presidents today, George Washington only had eight formal years of schooling and was mostly self-taught. Plus, he had a natural aptitude for math. He was born in 1732 in Pope’s Creek, Virginia and never once lived in Washington.

Portrait Image of President George WashingtonGeorge Washington was a hands-on President and even fired the first shot in the French/Indian […]

The Art of the Gymnast

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Children's Book About GymnasticsI’m always amazed at the ability and bendiness of the gymnast. What these men and women can do with their bodies is to be admired. To be a gymnast the training is extensive and is started very early in their lives. This sport is based on performance of the exercise. It uses physical strength, along with flexibility, agility, power, balance, co-ordination and, of course, grace. It is a remarkable body-art-form so let’s take a closer look at some gymnastic facts.

A Gymnast Flying High on a Rhythmic GymnasticsGymnastics goes as far back as the Greeks. They used this discipline in mounting and dismounting horses as well as in performing circus stunts. The very word itself means to train naked or naked exercises – certainly not what we would consider it today. It is also believed that gymnastics may have begun as far back as 1569. However, it was a more of a lifestyle that mixed hygiene, exercise and diet. They thought this was a natural means of curing disease.

A Gymnast Performing in a Pommel Horse The stunning abilities of these athletes are always a favorite at the […]