What Makes A Country Great?

A country's greatness depends to a great extent on the people that make it up and on its unity and public spirit. Mahatma Ghandi once said that "the measure of a country's greatness should be based on how well it cares for its most vulnerable populations." That what makes a country great is that it … Continue reading What Makes A Country Great?

Two Poems On World Friendship: “All Together” By Catherine Cate Coblentz and “My Hand Shall Know” By Don Manker

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."--Woodrow Wilson Much hope is placed in our efforts around the world to educate the youth in international perspective and attitude. Learning to believe and act as citizens of the world is, in fact, an ambitious ideal; it has been a dream not realized … Continue reading Two Poems On World Friendship: “All Together” By Catherine Cate Coblentz and “My Hand Shall Know” By Don Manker

Charles MacKay’s Take On Happiness In His Poem “The Miller Of the Dee”

Charles Mackay (1814-1889) was a British poet and journalist, and the son of a naval officer. He was born in Perth and studied at the Royal Caledonian Asylum, London, and in Brussels. In Charles MacKay's poem, The Miller of the Dee, there was a miller who works hard grinding corn and other grains all day. … Continue reading Charles MacKay’s Take On Happiness In His Poem “The Miller Of the Dee”

Conor MacGregor Is Hinting At His Twitter Message of A Possible Pacquiao Fight

MacGregor is a retired Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. Has McGregor just accepted an offer to fight Manny Pacquiao when he posted a message in Tagalog (Pacquiao's mother tongue) on Twitter? The Filipino boxing icon has greeted the Irish fighter on Twitter on his 32nd birthday. But MacGregor's response fuels speculation, or was … Continue reading Conor MacGregor Is Hinting At His Twitter Message of A Possible Pacquiao Fight

Gabriela Mistral’s Take On Service to Others

Gabriela Mistral in her later years. Gabriela Mistral's real name is Lucila Godoy, a native of Chile, and she won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1945. The great poetess from Chile became a teacher at the age of sixteen and was selected by the Mexican government to organize its rural schools in 1922. She … Continue reading Gabriela Mistral’s Take On Service to Others

A Short Note On Walt Whitman’s Poem “The Commonplace”

America's world poet Walt Whitman was in his 50s when this photo was taken. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was the first American poet to pronounce a declaration of independence against conventional forms of poetry. For him, poetry should be the natural expression of simple and natural people in a simple and natural language. He doesn't like … Continue reading A Short Note On Walt Whitman’s Poem “The Commonplace”