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Boston Common – The oldest park of USA

Cheat Sheet Fact of Life: Boston Common has been there since 1634. Boston Common is oldest park of Unites States (yes, everything is ‘the oldest’ in Boston!). The park is about 50 acres in size. Boston Common has an interesting history which dates back to the centuries. In the 1630s Boston Common was used by many families as a cows pasture. Affluent families brought more cows which lead to overgrazing. After 1676 they limited to 70 cows at time. Cow grazing was banned by 1830. I attribute the present beauty of Boston Common to the absence of the cows. Boston Common was also used for public hangings until 1817. It was also a place where gatherings and meetings were held. Martin Luther King and Pope John Paul II made speeches here. A hundred people protested Vietnam War in 1965 and a lot more activities happened in the later years. What I loved about Boston Common were the Frog Pond and the Make Way for the Ducklings Statue. The Frog Pond is a wading pool with a …

3 Reasons Why You Should Exercise

Every evening I walk around my Apartment Complex for 30 minutes. I alternate between walking and running. Among many other walkers/runners, I remember one woman. She is a regular and her body build, height are similar to mine.

Every time, I look at this woman, I wonder, ‘She works out a lot. But she has not reduced an ounce .’ I guess this woman would feel the same about me. She must think, ‘This woman runs huffing and puffing but all that activity is not getting translated into weight loss.’

3 Women who Inspire Me – Maya Angelou

I was in my early twenties, when I came to know about Maya Angelou. I picked up Maya Angelou’s book, ‘Why the Caged Bird Sings?’, on one of my visits to the Chicago Public Library. The Library was celebrating ‘Black History Month.’

Maya Angelou became a mother out of wedlock, when she was 17. She wrote in her book that she had sex so that she would become more womanly.