Within this tomb a patriot liesThat was both pious, just and wise,To truth a shield, to right a wall,To sectaries a whip and maul,A magazine of history,A prizer of good companyIn manners pleasant and severeThe good him loved, the bad did fear,And when his time with years was spentIn some rejoiced, more did lament.1653, age 77
Only a dad with a tired face,Coming home from the daily race,Bringing little of gold or fameTo show how well he has played the game;But glad in his heart that his own rejoiceTo see him come and to hear his voice. Only a dad with a brood of four,One of ten million men or morePlodding along in the daily strife,Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,With never a whimper of pain or hate,For the sake of those who at home await. Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,Merely one of the surging crowd,Toiling, striving from day to day,Facing whatever may come his way,Silent whenever the harsh condemn,And bearing it all for the love of them. Only a dad but he gives his all,To smooth the way for his children small,Doing with courage stern and grimThe deeds that his father did for him.This is the line that for him I pen:Only a dad, but the best of men.
EVAMGS4MGS3TatyanaBiographical informationAlso known asTatyanaTanyaMatka PlukuBig MamaNationality AmericanBornMay 15, 1936 Meridian, Idaho, USADied2014 Volta River, Eastern EuropeAge78 at deathPhysical descriptionEye colorBlueHair colorBlondEthnicityCaucasianHeight178 cm (5'10¼") (1964)Weight67.6 kg (149 lb) (1964)Career and family informationAffiliation(s)The PhilosophersChinese People's Liberation ArmyThe PatriotsParadise Lost ArmyOccupationSpy, resistance leaderNotable familyBig Boss (lover)Solid Snake (son)Liquid Snake (son)Six unborn sonsBehind the scenesMain appearance(s)Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterMetal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsMetal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (voice only)Created byHideo KojimaVoiced by (Japanese)Misa Watanabe (MGS3, MPO, PW)Mari Natsuki (MGS4)Voiced by (English)Suzetta Miñet (MGS3, PW)Vanessa Marshall (MPO)Lee Meriwether (MGS4)Motion captureYumiko Daikoku (MGS3)Mao Yuuki (MGS4)EVA, also known as Tatyana (Russian: Татьяна), and later known as Matka Pluku, and Big Mama, was a spy who fought alongside Naked Snake during Operation Snake Eater. While posing as a KGB agent, she actually worked as a spy for the Chinese People's Liberation Army, tasked with obtaining the Philosophers' Legacy. She later became the surrogate mother of Solid Snake and Liquid Snake.
Her heels, while fabulous, were not made for rocking so hard. They are beautiful shoes, certainly, vibrant and sleek, canary yellow, bold as love. Perhaps they are a bit too matchy-matchy with regard to the rest of her outfit, the canary-yellow dress and the canary-yellow necklace and the canary-yellow bow atop her head, but the matchy-matchy look is good for people who are forces of nature, invoking four-color heroism and supernatural panache. Yet however lovely and amazing and charming and expensive these shoes might be, they cannot be everything.
This is a spectacular book that shows the Boston Tea Party along with full color illustrations. Perfect to help children visualize the turning point that led to the American Revolution. In his classic style, Russell Freedman blends engaging content with historical accuracy making this a wonderful resource for teachers and parents alike.
The kids really liked this book, primarily because of the talking mice cartoons on the bottom of each page. The illustrations were truly lovely. The book traces the tea from where it grows in India and China to England where it is taxed, to the colonies where the taxes are rejected with events leading to the Boston Tea Party. The writing can be a bit boring at times for adults, however children will remember this book fondly months afterwards.
Based On Incidents From The Life Of John Darragh, This Is The Story Of A 14-Year-Old Boy Who Carries Secret Messages To George Washington Hidden In His Coat Buttons During The Revolution. Peter Roop, a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year, has been bringing books and children together for more than 30 years. He has written extensively for Cricket and Cobblestone magazines.
Dr. Glover is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. As the daughter of a civil rights activist and from a family immersed in the Movement, she determined early that education and equal justice were important for all people of color. Her educational development began as a student at Tennessee State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics with honors. She earned her Master of Business Administration Degree in Accounting at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and her Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Business Degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Glover earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She is a certified public accountant, a licensed attorney, and one of a handful of African-American women to hold the Ph.D.-CPA-J.D. combination in the United States.
Black is a wonderful color. Black is special. It is true. It's the sky when the morning is new. In this loving and lovely ode to the color black, a girl describes the many wonders of her world--from the black of starry nights to her own black eyes, clear and bright.
When Bellen Woodard's classmates referred to "the skin-color" crayon, in a school and classroom she had always loved, she knew just how important it was that everyone understood that "skin can be any number of beautiful colors." This stunning picture book spreads Bellen's message of inclusivity, empowerment, and the importance of inspiring the next generation of leaders. Bellen created the More Than Peach Project and crayons with every single kid in mind to transform the crayon industry and grow the way we see our world. And Bellen has done just that!
Colm Tóibín's magnificent new novel opens in a provincial German city at the turn of the twentieth century, where the boy, Thomas Mann, grows up with a conservative father, bound by propriety, and a Brazilian mother, alluring and unpredictable. Young Mann hides his artistic aspirations from his father and his homosexual desires from everyone. He is infatuated with one of the richest, most cultured Jewish families in Munich, and marries the daughter Katia. They have six children. On a holiday in Italy, he longs for a boy he sees on a beach and writes the story Death in Venice. He is the most successful novelist of his time, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, a public man whose private life remains secret. He is expected to lead the condemnation of Hitler, whom he underestimates. His oldest daughter and son, leaders of Bohemianism and of the anti-Nazi movement, share lovers. He flees Germany for Switzerland, France and, ultimately, America, living first in Princeton and then in Los Angeles.
This mega-bestseller is an exploration of the impact of trauma on adolescence, as narrator Theo deals with the death of his mother, who was killed in a terror attack which he himself survived. Theo is, on the one hand, thrust into adulthood by his loss, and on the other still very much a child, as he comes of age in the wake of the attack and struggles with his arrested development. Packed full of unrequited love, drugs, and art theft, despite being almost 800 pages long, The Goldfinch somehow still manages to fly by (pun intended). 2b1af7f3a8