Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Monday. Let us take a walk through history, and then end on an unexpected note.

A 1595 portrait of Queen Elizabeth I is a rarity in that it shows her as an aged woman. (I object to the article describing it as “misery,” though. Geez. The woman was in her sixties and had lived an incredibly stressful life.)

Oscar Wilde gets all the attention these days, but his wife Constance was an extraordinary woman in her own right. By looking for more information, I found that Oscar Wilde’s only grandson is alive and well – I had no idea.

Today is Toni Morrison’s 82nd birthday!

And now for something completely different: competitive snow carving. It’s the season for this sort of art!

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