August 6, 2014

The weather is right to fly a kite

If six cousins take three kites to the beach, how high will the kites fly?I was never any good at math.What I do know is that you can spend just a few dollars on a piece of plastic, some string, and a spool and--as long as the weather cooperates--discover a
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Pope Francis on the anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s death

Pope Paul VI died Aug. 6, 1978, at the papal summer villa in Castel Gandolfo.
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Vow of Silence: Lessons learned from laryngitis

I have been without a voice for five days. With very little warning, it was gone when I woke up Saturday morning. Instead, I was left with a coarse whisper and occasional bursts of pitchy, creaky utterances. I feel fine, but I sound terrible. I’m not sure when my real
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