Books & Stories

The Princess and the Pea

ONCE upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He travelled all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were princesses enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real princess.

Fine Arts

Edward Hopper: The House by the Railroad

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.   Hopper’s cinematic compositions… Continue reading Edward Hopper: The House by the Railroad

English · Reading · Writing

Ernest Vincent Wright’s Novel With No “e” …

The 1939 novel “Gadsby” written by Ernest Vincent Wright is a 50,000-word book that does not contain the letter “e” at all. The book is a “lipogram” a work where the author purposefully excludes a letter from their text. Wright actually disabled the “e” key on his typewriter to help him avoid using the letter… Continue reading Ernest Vincent Wright’s Novel With No “e” …

History · Social Studies

The Weird Suggestions For George Washington’s …

On April 30, 1789, George Washington took the oath that would secure him in the American history books as the first president of the United States. He had become the first popularly elected president in world history. The problem was, no one knew what to call the newly elected official because there were no precedents… Continue reading The Weird Suggestions For George Washington’s …