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Literary Hall

Literary Hall is a brick library building and museum in Romney, West Virginia, built in 1869 and 1870 by the Romney Literary Society. Founded in 1819, the society was the first literary organization of its kind in the present-day state of West Virginia, and one of the first in the United States. In 1846, the society constructed a building which housed the Romney Classical Institute and its library. During the Civil War the library’s contents were plundered by Union Army forces, and many of its 3,000 volumes were scattered or destroyed. The society transferred ownership of its Romney Classical Institute campus to the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in 1870 and in that year completed Literary Hall, where the society reconstituted its library collection and revived its literary activities. The Romney Literary Society’s last meeting was held there in 1886. In 1979 the hall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its basic design incorporates Federal and Greek Revival styles along with Victorian details. 

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Word of the Day for September 18th

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Quote of the Day for Tuesday 

Body and soul, let’s all go / transformed into arrows! / Piercing the air / body and soul, let’s go / with no turning back. 


Ko Un

August 15, 1982: On this day, Ko Un was released from prison under a general amnesty. The former Buddhist monk, who had been given a life sentence for resisting the South Korean military dictatorship, went on to become one of the most acclaimed poets in Korea. 

Coming up, Free Copy of Infinite Arthur and the Arthurian Tarot!

Starting Monday I will be posting a card a day from the Arthurian Tarot. To kick things off, please enjoy a copy of my book on King Arthur on me!
So Today, August 11th through Sunday, August 13th, my book The Infinite Character of King Arthur is FREE on Amazon! 
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For the U.K. is:
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So again, Monday I’ll be posting the Arthurian Tarot a card a day! 
The first book in this series is a short read that will give you a good understanding of the history and legends of King Arthur. The next book will be out soon!

You can find the posts of the Arthurian Tarot at
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Thank You for your support and have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Love and Light,
Jill

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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Tuesday 

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. 


•Robert Frost

August 1, 1915: Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken was first published in the Atlantic Monthly 102 years ago today. While the poem works as a metaphor for the weight we put on turning points in our lives, Frost later insisted the verses were simply inspired by a literal walk in the woods.

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Happy Saturday! Here’s July 29th’s Quote of the Day!

It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not. 


•Chang-rae Lee

After working on Wall Street for a year, Korean American novelist Chang-Rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) went back to school to get a masters degree in writing. Upon graduating, he turned his thesis into his first novel, the award-winning Native Speaker.

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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Saturday!

Ultimately, your theme will find you. You don’t have to go looking for it. 


~Richard Russo

Happy birthday, Richard Russo! The Pulitzer Prize-winning author wrote his first novel, Mohawk, while working full-time as a college teacher. During breaks between classes, he’d go to a local diner and write.

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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Tuesday 

Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. 


Marie Lu

Happy birthday, Marie Lu! The young adult author of the Legend series has a “special love” for dystopian fiction, which may or may not have something to do with her being born in the year 1984.

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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day for Sunday 

I have to see a thing a thousand times before I see it once. 


~Thomas Wolfe

July 9, 1937: On this day, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a letter to Thomas Wolfe, advising his fellow author to write shorter novels. Wolfe responded with a letter eight times as long as Fitzgerald’s.

Make Trumpcare Mandatory for Congress

Make Trumpcare Mandatory for Congress

 

Hi,

I usually don’t publish my thoughts on politics, forgive the intrusion but this is something that will be a travesty to the American people

If Republican legislators are going to introduce massive, structural change into the health care sector, it is only fair that they should personally experience the effects of this change. Direct empirical experience of the law will be the best test of its proclaimed benefits.

We should let Congress enjoy the same quality of insurance that will be available to Americans on the self-insured market.

That’s why I started a petition to end taxpayer subsidies for Congress’s health care and to make Trumpcare mandatory for members of Congress, their staffs, and their respective families if they vote to pass Trumpcare.

That’s why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/make-trumpcare-mandatory?source=s.em.cp&r_by=18232730

Thanks!

 

Petition by Peggy McInery