The Whistle

This is one of the most famous essays by Benjamin Franklin. Its message is still very relevant in today’s world. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-whistle.pdf

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Death of a Grizzly

This selection is an excerpt from the book The Biography of a Grizzly by British-Canadian wildlife artist and author Ernest Seton-Thompson, here written by me in Anniversary Gregg. Attachment: death-of-a-grizzly.pdf

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The People of Japan – Part 1

This selection by historian Will Durant from his book The Story of Civilization and transcribed by me in Anniversary Gregg describes the fascinating Japanese culture, their ancient customs and rituals. Attachment: the-people-of-japan-part-1.pdf

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Pyramus and Thisbe

The Greeks, the Latins, and other ancient peoples loved to tell myths that explained natural events — why certain stars are in the sky, for example, or how it happens that we have seasons. Many of the myths of the ancient world were retold by the Latin poet Ovid. In honor of Februrary, the month…

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Mr. Know-All

One of our blog members, Ms. Ryoko Popjoy, has penned in Anniversary Gregg this short story by British writer W. Somerset Maugham. Mr. Know-All first appeared in the September 1924 issue of Good Housekeeping. Thank you so much, Ryoko! Attachment: Mr-Know-All.pdf

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Nine Words That Can Stop Juvenile Delinquency

In this essay that appeared in the December 15, 1957 issue of This Week magazine, the former senior judge of Brooklyn’s highest criminal court, Judge Samuel S. Leibowitz, attempts to answer to the riddle of the rocketing rate of juvenile delinquency in America during that time. I transcribed it for the blog in Anniversary Gregg….

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Knowledge is Power – Not Wisdom

Modern science has given mankind more power than was ever dreamed to be possible — but can it give mankind the wisdom to use power as it should be used? In this essay by American physicist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Millikan, he points out that there is a great difference between knowledge and…

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“Tin-Can Island” Comes To Life

The island of Niuafoʻou (meaning “many new coconuts”) is the most northerly island in the kingdom of Tonga. It has been an active volcano for thousands of years. The 1946 eruption was a particularly violent one and in December 1946 Niuafoʻou’s inhabitants were evacuated and resettled on the island of ʻEua. ʻEua and Niuafoʻou share…

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The Last of the Wayanas – Part 2

In this second and last part of his essay, Dr. Bois describes the public health challenges that this fascinating tribe faced in the 20th century. The selection is written in Anniversary by yours truly. Attachment: the-last-of-the-wayanas-part-2.pdf

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