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In an earlier entry, I wrote about the history of Labor Day. In case you were wondering, here are some of the countries where demonstrations were held or where Labor Day was in some way honored around the world today (in some cases against the wishes of the government)... Russia Belarus Japan [...]
The Fog was written by Lola Ridge (1883 – 1941), an Irish-American poet. You can listen to two recitations of the poem below and read along with the text… The Fog – 1st Recording The Fog – 2nd Recording The Fog By Lola Ridge Out of the lamp-bestarred and clouded dusk - [...]
The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet material from all countries and cultures, free of charge and in a multilingual format. It makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site. Content includes books, [...]
Liz wrote to me asking for help with a Polish nursery song. Here’s her email: Hi Mama Lisa! My name is Liz, and a good portion of my family comes from Poland, but I didn’t grow up speaking Polish at all, and a lot of the family’s history never got written down… My [...]
Singer and Songwriter Sarah Aroeste has shared with us one of her lively Ladino children’s songs. Ladino is a Judeo-Spanish dialect that was originated by Spanish Jews after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Those who left Spain, including Aroeste's family, carried the medieval [...]
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