A Labor Day Story

(from aflcio.org) Joe Hill (1879-1915) A songwriter, itinerant laborer, and union organizer, Joe Hill became famous around the world after a Utah court convicted him of murder. Even before the international campaign to have his conviction reversed, however, Joe Hill was well known as the author of popular labor songs and as an Industrial Workers […]

Concerning Birds

Scientists are generally agreed that birds are the only living direct descendants of the dinosaurs. It is difficult to imagine a world without their endless variety and brilliantly colored plumage. They grace the sky with flight and fill the air with song. Here are the stories of some remarkable feathered friends. Gertie the Duck is […]

Regarding Cats

Mysterious, elusive and beautiful, cats have also been our faithful companions for thousands of years. They shower us with their affection, charm us with their curiosity and delight us with their playfulness. This is a selection of notable felines: Room 8 (1947–1968) was a neighborhood cat who wandered into a classroom in 1952 at Elysian […]

Dog Stories

Dogs are unique and wonderful creatures. They are unmatched in loyalty, bravery and devotion. No task in the aid of humanity is too much to ask of them. Here are just a few examples of some inspiring canine heroes. Hachiko, an Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan, is now honored by a […]