Last summer, Jorge Mario Bergolio, a middle-class Jesuit from Buenos Aires, better known to most of the world as Pope Francis, sat down in his Vatican office to write two extraordinary letters.
His Holiness had a simple message: To the leaders of the United States and Cuba, he urged rapprochement, an end to conflict and a move toward some kind of peace.
Remarkably, four months later, on Dec. 17, the Pope’s wish came at least partially true. In a surprise press conference this week, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a new, normalized relationship with Cuba.
OTTAWA — House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer is refusing to table two letters he received from Elections Canada about the eligibility of two Conservative MPs to sit in the House and told one Liberal MP to look on the Internet if he wanted to see the documents.
In 2003, Skye Gould was in 6th grade at North Middle School in Lima, OH. Her mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing of Chief Super Market Inc., a local grocery chain. Because Skylar worked full-time, she felt she might be letting 11-year-old daughter down during those formative years.
When you hear the word love, does it taste like fresh ink and soft paper? When you see the number 4, does it burn a deep orange in your mind's eye? Does the letter E glow lime green above the page where you read it?
I read these new volumes in December. There are six large books, two columns to a page, large pages, the whole thing weighs about thirty pounds. I can't recall taking on such a large reading project in such a short period of time, but I am very glad I spent a few weeks immersed in the world of Vincent van Gogh. I was impressed by how smart van Gogh was, what an intellectual omnivore h