Where did the tales originate and how has time evolved them over the centuries?
Audiences best know Rosa Parks for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, which impacted the Civil Rights Movement and led to a city-wide boycott of the transit system, but her story doesn’t begin or end there. Born in 1913, Rosa grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, living under... Continue Reading →
NOV/ DEC 2017: BY VERONICA LEIGH A day is 24 hours long, but we often feel that isn’t enough. We try to manage our minutes wisely, to accomplish as much as possible every day. I fall short. More than once I have wished to have more time or I could somehow do something different, to... Continue Reading →
HALLOWEEN 2017: VERONICA LEIGH Emily was in an uproar. Known for her volatile temper, she was furious when her older sister Charlotte discovered her private poetry and dared to read it. Her younger sister Anne offered some of her own poetry to read, to keep the peace, which led to a wild suggestion. They could... Continue Reading →
In the history of the American West, no feisty pioneer woman stands out more than Laura Ingalls Wilder.
MARCH / APRIL 2017: BY VERONICA LEIGH To call William Wilberforce a man of faith might be a bit of an understatement. Wilberforce was a force not to be reckoned with. Born in 1759, he was sent to live with his uncle and aunt after the death of his father, to receive a proper education... Continue Reading →
JAN / FEB 2016: BY VERONICA LEIGH Leo Tolstoy wrote the multi-faceted novel, Anna Karenina as somewhat of a cautionary tale. The romance between Anna and her lover Vronsky was ill-fated from the start, yet since the novel was published, the passion between the two has been glorified as “true love.” Somehow committing adultery and... Continue Reading →