On this day in history: In 1541, the city of Santiago, Chile was founded. In 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born, and 1892, his birthday was declared to be a national holiday. And in 1880, the National Croquet League was organized in Philadelphia, PA.
Today Is Nation Clean Out Your Computer Day!
Ditch those files and programs you don’t need anymore!
Renaissance Artist Or Coffee? – Take the quiz and see if you know the difference.
The World’s First Roller Coasters – If roller coasters scare you now, think about what they were like in the beginning of their history!
The 5 Best Pocket Fountain Pens To Carry Every Day – I love fountain pens, especially vintage pens from the 30s and 40s, and especially especially Parker Vacumatics. But I don’t carry one daily. I carry a Fisher Space Pen daily. However, I could easily fit any of these into my daily carry without any problems, especially that Kaweco Sport, and especially in brass!
How Much Sleep Do You Really Need? – Have you ever wondered this? I have. And I have been told that we actually need less than we think we do. But just how much is the right amount? This is an interesting video, in spite of the evolutionary overtones it carries.
Today In Church History
Cotton Mather was born on February 12, 1663, and became one of the most influential ministerial leaders during the period of American history that resulted in the Salem witch trials. Read more about him here.
Old Books – Is there any value to reading books from times gone by? This article says there is, and I wholeheartedly agree.
The Unlikely Saint – This is a modern day parable, and will cause you to stop and think.
Dads, Be Tender With Your Children – This was a good article to read. I needed to hear it right at this moment. Last week, one of my kids accused me of being mean, mainly because of a disciplinary action that needed to happen. But I needed to reexamine my actions and attitudes to make sure I do everything, even discipline them, with tenderness and love.