Shorty McCabe by FORD, Sewell

Yes, it’s been a couple of years since I quit the ring. . . . I slid into a quiet corner for a month or so, and then I dropped into the only thing I knew how to do, trainin’ comers to go against the champs. It ain’t like pullin’ down your sixty per cent of the gate receipts, but there’s worse payin’ jobs.

Course, there’s times when I finds myself up (altro…)

Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by HARLAND, Marion

This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how to select and manage servants and organise a dinner party (best engage a good caterer), but also includes a number of recipes. Even today’s listeners may find a new favourite dish among the recipes contained in this volume. – Summary by Carolin
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Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun by LE BRUN, Élisabeth Louise Vigée

This memoirs chronicles Madame Vigée Lebrun’s childhood and the early discovery of her talent, the fortuitous break that introduced her to the world of “portraiture of the stars,” her expeditious flight from France at the height of the French Revolution, her continued success as a portraitist for the various royal houses of Europe, and her ultimate return to France. In this memoirs, Lebrun illustrates how she overcame the prejudices of the (altro…)

Men I’m Not Married To by PARKER, Dorothy

A saucy little poem commenting upon all men that Ms. Parker didn’t marry, perhaps implying (it’s a bit ambiguous) that upon marrying, the husband becomes far more special than all the other men in the world. It’s sort of the same theme embodied in Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, who was saddened to discover that his rose was like any other rose, except when he further realized that his rose depended upon (altro…)

His Lady Friend by LARDNER, Ring

This week’s poem is taken from Ringgold Wilmer “Ring” Lardner’s Bib Ballads book of poetry about his child. In his Forward he says
Dear Parents:—Don’t imagine, please,
It’s in a boastful spirit
I fashion verses such as these;…
…But babes are babes, and mine, no doubt,
Is very much like others.

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Our Search for a Wilderness, An Account of Two Ornithological Expeditions to Venezuela and British Columbia by BEEBE, William and NILES, Blair

In 1908-1909, Mary Blair Beebe and her husband, C. William Beebe made two private expeditions to Venezuela and British Guiana, exploring and collecting live birds for the New York Zoological Park. They then collaborated on a book about their “search for a wilderness,” with Mary Blair doing the bulk of the writing. The Beebe’s supplemented tropical birding with visits to gold mines in British Guiana and a lake of pitch, which (altro…)

Harper’s Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 13, Jan. 27, 1880 by VARIOUS

Harper’s Young People was an illustrated weekly publication for children containing delightful serialized stories, short stories, fiction and nonfiction, poetry, craft projects and more. This 13th issue of the serial, published on January 27, 1880, features an eclectic collection of stories sure to delight present-day children as it did the children of centuries past. This serial was published by Harper & Brothers, known today for their other publications Harper’s Bazaar and (altro…)

Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing, The by WEBB, Mary

Mary Webb was a novelist and poet and two of her novels “Gone to Earth” and “Precious Bane” have been successfully adapted for film and television. She was passionate about nature and particularly the Shropshire countryside where she grew up and spent much of her life. At the age of 20, she was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease known as Graves’ disease, a thyroid condition. She was (altro…)

DDHH en la primera línea de internet

En noviembre de 2015 el Gobierno de Chile hizo pública su Agenda Digital 2020, cuyo objetivo es desarrollar las capacidades tecnológicas, en todos los sectores y territorios, que permitan insertar al país en la Sociedad de la Información.

Dentro de los cinco ejes que componen la Agenda se contempla, como una de las medidas de Gobierno Digital, el desarrollo una Política Nacional de Ciberseguridad (en adelante PNCS) para Chile, la cual fue (altro…)

Atlantic Classics by VARIOUS

The Atlantic was a popular periodical with a wide range of essays and stories. In an effort to remain current, many strong and valid submissions ended up being pushed aside. The Atlantic Classic was an experimental publication, drawing on some sixteen of these good but rejected essays. – Summary by Lynne Thompson
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Poems by EDDY, Mary Baker

In May, 1910, Mrs. Eddy requested her publisher to prepare a few bound volumes of her poems, for private distribution. When this became known to her friends, they urged her to allow a popular edition to be issued, to which she assented. With grateful acknowledgment, therefore, of this permission, this little volume is presented to the public, in the hope that these gems of purest thought from this spiritually-minded author will (altro…)

Internet está jugando con tus sentimientos

De forma asertiva, la organización Coding Rights ha bautizado este fenómeno como el Chupadatos, un monstruo incansable que vive detrás de cada aplicación, cada búsqueda en internet, cada comentario en redes sociales y cada aparato inteligente. Su labor es engullir, cuantificar y subastar nuestros datos al mejor postor. Y para que eso sea posible, no solo se necesita de una robusta infraestructura, sino de una cultura alrededor del uso de internet.

En (altro…)

Constance Dunlap by REEVE, Arthur B.

Constance Dunlap is a young woman who in Chapter 1 turns amateur criminal in order to to save her husband from disgrace and imminent arrest. When this sadly doesn’t work out exactly as planned, Constance goes on to embrace a new life. More antiheroine than heroine, she uses her wits and new found talents to aid others in avoiding retribution for their crimes always one step ahead of the detective (altro…)

1000 Things Worth Knowing by FOWLER, JR., Nathaniel C.

Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just interesting browsing, and a glimpse into (altro…)

Peter Simple by MARRYAT, Frederick

Peter Simple, ‘the fool of the family’, son of a parson but heir presumptive to a title, goes to sea as midshipman during the Napoleonic wars. Naturally, at sea in this period is where adventures are just waiting for a lad like Peter, and so he does stumble from one into the next. Of particular note is also the colourful group of supporting characters he meets on board and on shore. (altro…)

Nuoren Wertherin kärsimykset by GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von

Nuoren Wertherin kärsimykset (saks. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, 1774) on Johann Wolfgang von Goethen kirjoittama kirjeromaani. Löyhästi omaelämäkerrallisesta romaanista kehkeytyi saksalaisen Sturm und Drang -liikkeen tärkeimpiä teoksia. Sillä oli myös vaikutusta myöhempään romantiikan kirjallisuuteen. Romaanin ansiosta Goethesta tuli yksi ensimmäisistä kirjallisuuden tähdistä jo elinaikanaan. – Summary by Wikipedia
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We are not Charlie and we will never be.