Kimberly Lawson

The Ancient Legend of Krampus

Some children may still respond well to the fact that “Santa Claus is watching them” which is a great way to get little ones to behave at least until Christmas comes and goes. But with more and more kids learning the truth about who really puts the presents under the tree (spoiler alert?), the magic

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Biblical History – The Apostle Paul

St. Paul the Apostle, who has also been known as Saul of Tarsus, was one of the first leaders in Christianity. He is often said to be the second most important person in the history of Christianity. Even though he was a major figure within the small Christian movement at the time, he had many

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Legendary Ancient Libraries

Long before there were bound books available, there were libraries, located in cities all throughout the world. These temples filled with knowledge served as storehouses for clay tablets and scrolls. But they were also centers for culture and learning. Here are some interesting facts about some of the most amazing libraries of the ancient world.

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Celebrating the Life of Louisa May Alcott

Today’s Google Doodle honors the 184th birthday of American author Louisa May Alcott, who wrote the classic novel “Little Women” as well as various other popular works. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Family friends of the Alcott’s included Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Alcott was known

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The Amazing Mr. Ripley

Robert Ripley was a famous cartoonist and adventurer who built his “Believe it or Not!” empire by collecting unusual oddities from around the world. He was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1890, and moved to San Francisco in 1908. Ripley worked as a sports cartoonist until the year 1913, when he decided to move

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The World is Divided as Fidel Castro is Found Dead

As Cuban-Americans celebrate in the streets of Miami, world leaders across the globe are offering up their condolences. The recent death of the Cuban leader has encouraged celebrations among the country’s exiles in Miami, as well as the expressions of sorrow from some world leaders. Only 30 minutes had passed since the Cuban government had

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The Vampire Queen – Author Anne Rice

Anne Rice is the author of a variety of supernatural novels, her most famous being The Vampire Chronicles which including the novel Interview with a Vampire. The Early Years Anne Rice was born on October 4, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her birth name was Howard Allen Frances O’Brien, and she was named after her

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