I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Isaac Watts Biography Isaac Watts (1674-1748) was an English pastor and composer of hymns. He was a religious nonconformist (not a member of either the Catholic or the Anglican church). Many of his hymns made it to the New World with the Separatists, the Puritans, and other nonconformist Protestant groups. Many of these hymns (often … Continue reading I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Nature Study: Spring Birds

Spring Birds Nature study can be as simple as a short walk in the neighborhood or as elaborate as a week in a National Park. Don’t make it hard. Just go outside. This month, we suggest you spend some time outside every day that is reasonable and observe what is going on with the birds … Continue reading Nature Study: Spring Birds

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born in 1927. She grew up in Stamps, Arkansas with her brother And her grandmother. “Stamps was a small Southern town, harsh and unyielding, by custom and practice, and its history of segregation.” As a young girl, Maya read everything she could get her hands on, from the Bible to Shakespeare to … Continue reading Maya Angelou

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1928. He was one of the first pop artists. Most of his work is brightly colored, and often, he depicted things that were a popular part of everyday modern life, like supermarket products and rock stars. Hence, “pop art” is the art that was based on Popular … Continue reading Andy Warhol

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

Georgia O’Keeffe was born on a farm in Wisconsin in 1887. She spent a large part of her life admiring natural things, from flowers and seashells to mountains and animal bones found in the desert. Preferring to portray natural, inanimate objects, she rarely painted people or animals. Georgia studied at different art schools and colleges … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

William Carlos Williams crew at speaking three languages (English, Spanish, French), and listening to his father tell stories and read Shakespeare in the evenings.  The stories were about adventures in the Caribbean. William Carlos Williams had a few adventures of his own while traveling to Europe with his family, but he spent most of his … Continue reading William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

John Williams (1932-present)

Have you ever watched a film in which the action moves on powerful music? Movie producers and directors Steven Spielberg said of his friend, “without John Williams, bikes don’t fly. Nor do brooms in quidditch matches. Nor do men in red capes. There is no Force. Dinosaurs do not walk the earth. We do not wonder. … Continue reading John Williams (1932-present)