History Written by: Peter Anderson As part of the westward expansion of Manifest Destiny during the 1800's, many families traveled from the east coast with the promise of free land. Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862 deeding the land west of the Missouri river to both then-current and future citizens.
Pets Written by: m.wilson Pet owners often describe being ‘caught off guard’ when their animal companion starts showing signs of serious illness. And it's a feeling that doesn’t go away, perhaps until the pet owner invests in extensive and very costly (blind) - testing. Since Sheba cannot tell you, for example, that
“The maternal archetype is a rhetorically powerful image that is invoked to motivate the protection and sustenance of the environment. However, the use of motherhood as a unifying principle confounds womanhood with motherhood, and fails to honor the complexity of motherhood as an ideologically and socially constructed institution.” - Lynn
Letters Written by: Ziora Ajeroh Igbo culture I grew up in a typical Nigerian-American household. My parents both immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in the 1990s; and since neither my mother nor my father is the "assimilating" type, it meant that whether I liked it or not, Igbo culture would be
The Goddess Venus (digital) by Russ Harris via PX "POWER" RACHEL DONOHUE-DUPLER It has become too easy to dismiss our intense power,pulsating,wondering,free.It has become too easy to pretend I’m not wet, not ready and open for life,for the light touch that tickles my senses and,for the overwhelming energy that fills me