Matthew Shepard

20 years ago today, this young man was driven to a remote rural area of Wyoming. He was was robbed, pistol whipped, tortured, tied to a fence in near freezing temperatures and left to die. He survived 6 days before he finally passed.

He was gay. His name was Matthew Shepard.

Wise words

“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” – Abraham Lincoln

The Forest

Each beam in the timber frame of Notre Dame Cathedral is made of a single tree. 52 acres of trees were felled for its construction, consequently, it’s known as the forest. (Image: Zuffe)