Life & Death

When I have looked Life in the eyes,Grown calm and very coldly wise,Life will have given me the Truth,And taken in exchange–my youth. “Wisdom” – Sara Teasdale, American lyric poet, born on 8 August 1884. Not one would mind, neither bird nor treeIf mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,Would scarcely… Read More Life & Death

Mother Jones

Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (1st August 1837 – 1930) was an Irish-born American labour organizer, schoolteacher and dressmaker,She opened a dressmaking shop in Chicago, but lost everything in the great fire of 1871. Four years earlier she had already lost her entire family: her husband and four children had all died of yellow fever. After… Read More Mother Jones


On 29 July 1947, ENIAC, the world’s first digital computer, was reactivated after a memory upgrade.ENIAC, short for “Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer”, was the first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer, developed for the U.S. Army and completed in 1945.In 1946, it was shut down for a refurbishment and a memory upgrade, and it was… Read More Computers

Pied Beauty

Gerard Manley Hopkins (born on 28 July 1844) was an English poet and Jesuit priest whose posthumous fame placed him among the best Victorian poets. None of his poems were published during his lifetime. In a period of traditional verse. he was an innovator in prosody (especially as regards his “sprung rhythm”, based on the… Read More Pied Beauty