U.S. Postal Service financial losses for 2008,
USPS financial losses for 2009,
USPS financial losses for 2010, and
USPS financial losses for 2011 were all added.
Our database of U.S.
U.S. Law Enforcement Task Forces, and
Witty, Unusual, or Humorous Acronyms
were both expanded.
Frequently asked postage and mail questions
Valentine's poems by Christina Rossetti
Cities, towns and place names in Oregon
was added to our collection of place name Web pages.
"The Death of Slavery" by William Cullen Bryant
was added to our collection of free
Our collection of short poems and sonnets by John Keats
Our collection of short poems by James Russell Lowell
Our collection of short poems, hymns and sonnets by William Cullen Bryant
Our collection of short poems by William Wordsworth
Our page of U.S. Postal Service Rate Increases was
updated to include information on the January 2012
postage rate increase.
Our collection of short poems by Rudyard Kipling
Our collection of short poems and sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett Browning was expanded.
Short poems by Emily Dickinson
Our database of Gangs in the United States was expanded.
"The Story of Glam" from the Grettissaga,
"Concerning Phantoms" by Pliny the Younger
"The Brahman, the Thief and the Ghost"
"Story of the St. Joseph's Ass" by Giovanni Verga, was added to our collection
of free classic literature.
"Dialogues: The Chinese Catechism"
"Dialogues: The Gardener's Catechism,"
"Memnon, the Philosopher,"
"The Travels of Scarmentado," "Micromegas,"
"The Good Brahmin,"
and "Plato's Dream"
by Voltaire, were all added to our collection
of free classic literature.
A White Heron, and The Hiltons' Holiday
by Sarah Orne Jewett, were both added.
"Our Lady's Juggler" by Anatole France,
"A Vision of Poets,"
"The Lost Bower,"
"The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point,"
"The Dead Pan," and
"Rhyme of the Duchess May" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
were all added.
"The Steadfast Tin Soldier" by Hans Christian Andersen,
by William Cullen Bryant, was added.
Our collection of short poems by John Greenleaf Whittier, and
short poems by Oliver Wendell Holmes were both expanded.
Record High and Low Temperatures in the United States
Our biographical profile of military leader
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf was expanded.
A collection of short poems and sonnets, and
Christmas poems by Christina Rossetti,
were both added to our collection of free
ebooks, short stories and prose.
Our extensive collection of Commonly Confused and Frequently Misspelled Words
Another expansion to our database of
Celebrity Death Data was made.
Our perpetual calendar was expanded to include
links to perpetual calendars encompassing some
major events in history.
Our collection of Short Poems and Sonnets by James Russell Lowell,
was expanded, with the addition of,
"For this true nobleness,"
"I fain would give to thee," "I Saw a Gate,"
"I would not have this perfect love,"
"Might I but be beloved," "Much I had mused of Love,"
"My Friend, Adown Life's Valley,"
"Poet, who sittest in thy pleasant room"
"Sayest thou, most beautiful," "The soul would fain,"
"To----" "To the Dark, Narrow House," and
"Why should we ever weary."
Another expansion was made to our collection
of Christmas Poems and Prose
with the addition of "The Star of Bethlehem" by
William Cullen Bryant, "Little Mandy's Christmas-Tree,"
and "To Santa Claus" by James Whitcomb Riley, and "Christmas in India"
by Rudyard Kipling.
"A Romance of the Ganges," from
The Complete Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(1900), was added to our collection of
free ebooks, short stories and prose.
"Bellerophon," "Flowers," "Ianthe," and
"New Year's Eve, 1844," by James Russell Lowell,
were added to our collection of free ebooks,
short stories and prose.
In August 2010, we brought a new, improved
website design online, so users of smaller
netbooks, and other small, handheld devices
could better utilize and enjoy our resources,
along with the usual computer users. Those
updates are now complete. We thank you for
your patience during the transition.