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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: History

The roads that led from yesterday to today

It was 1863 in Ireland.  Thady Conlon was 36 years old.  He had seen some hard years in his late teens during the Great Famine.  Now he decided to travel south to find work and maybe meet someone to share his life with.  He packed his meager belongings and started out. Continue reading

One hundred women

Yesterday was a day of firsts for the United States government.  One hundred women were sworn into the House of Representatives and six women into the Senate.  The speaker of the house is also a woman… Nancy Pelosi.  The first Native American women, the first Muslim woman, the first Palestinian-American woman also joined the team.  One hundred years after some women were first granted the right to vote in 1918. Continue reading

The heroes and the villains

History has a 20/20 aspect to it.  When we study the past, the heroes and the villains seem clear cut.  But in the moment it can take a while to truly understand the circumstance.  To speak truth to power.  To put a hand out to those in need. Continue reading

Joan of Arc

Five hundred and eighty nine years ago today, at age 17, Joan of Arc fought in her first battle for the French against the English at Orleans during the Hundred Years’ War over who would rule France.  The French won that battle which was a big moment in the war and led to France regaining control of their country years later.  Joan went on to fight in more battles for her country and was eventually captured by the English army. Continue reading

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