Tag Archives: Recreation

Something Fishy


Something Fishy

Scientists have debunked the popular myth that fish have poor memories, training African cichlid fish to go to one end of a tank for food. Even after 12 days, the fish demonstrated that they remembered their training. And when trained to associate the other end of the tank with food, they were able to override the previous training and form a new memory. More… Discuss

Schutzengelfest


Schutzengelfest

Schutzengelfest is a religious and social occasion in northern Switzerland observed since the 17th century. Its setting is the Wildkirchli, or “chapel in the wild,” a cave in the Alpstein mountain range in the Appenzell Innerrhoden Canton. A Capuchin monk decided in 1621 that the cave was an ideal place for mountain worship. Today, the festival starts at 10 a.m., when a priest or monk from Appenzell conducts the worship service. Then, a yodelers‘ choir gives a festive concert, and participants start walking to the villages of Ebenalp or Aescher for feasting and dancing. More… Discuss

Why all the struggle? poetic thought by George-B (©Always) (the smudge and other poems)


Why all the struggle? poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

Do we really want change, 
do we really need it: 
when brought about by…
The king of darkness?
Can’t we do with things the way they are,
slowly dissolving into the ocean of time?
Just evolving into involution,
return to the wisdom of the cave dwellers,
Before fire was noticed by the clan chief?
Isn’t that satisfying enough?
Why all the struggle?

word: raconteur


raconteur 

Definition: (noun) One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.
Synonyms: anecdotist
Usage: Dave is quite the raconteur and will no doubt keep my guests entertained throughout the evening. Discuss.

Philately


Philately

Philately is the collection and study of postage stamps and of materials relating to their history. People began collecting postage stamps soon after the first one was issued in 1840, and the scholarly study of stamps—their history and details like watermarks, perforations, and cancellations—followed within decades. Though their primary purpose is to provide proof of postage payment, stamps also serve as a sort of historic record. What was philately called before the term was coined in 1864? More… Discuss

Censorship, poetic thought by George-B) (the smudge and other poems – Page-)


Censorship, poetic thought by George-B)
(the smudge and other poems)

We all value things – essentially worthless –
We make them valuable as they rot into forgetfulness
Gold medals, rings, and pocket watches
Old coins, now not currency,
We all give them extrinsic value
Dry flowers, pressed between the pages
Of out of print volumes, and censured volumes
And put to death volumes, by scorching fire, bonfire of volumes
Dangerously truthful to truth volumes, and tomes of many,
many writings in languages forgotten to time itself,
Witchcraft manuals and other books and manuscripts,
and philosophies we agree not with…
All becoming ash and smoke on the bonfire of un-appealable volumes…

Promises, promises, poetic thought by George-B


Promises, promises, poetic thought by George-B

A promise I made
To myself
I will not be bored
I will learn to not be bored
To find the elements in
Things
People
Water
Air
Dirt
Fire
That will be interesting
Enough
Not to bore me
To look for antiboring-antiboring-anti
Behavior
thumb sucking
Smoking whatever
Drinking to unbore
And immature mature relationships
Turning to be boring now I
Walk away from boring
And get fit as I walk, and now
I can tell what’s boring
I can unbore and stay that way
Way to go

I’m on my way…

Bone of Time, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)


Bone of Time, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

I’m sitting in this old place
Sometimes,
Thinking about myself,
Imagining myself being
A few years younger,
Still in the safety of the 20th
Century, one hundred years, passed now,
The safety of the memories past …
The memorialistic past, pass double dance of the safe past,
When things turned out okay, and I survived that day and
That and this, days and nights and
sometimes mornings and afternoons,
boring times extraneously boring times of nothing but boredom,
and more boredom and
sometimes the “Hi How are you?”, “Great, thanks…’n how are you?”…

Yes I’m thinking sometimes of the safety of the memories past,
of the 20th century, with more substance on the bone of time,
and less of a hatchet to grind,
with less militantism, and more substance
on the bone of humanity,
on the bone of history,
on the etherical memories of the past.

word: ransack


ransack 

Definition: (verb) To search carefully for plunder; pillage.
Synonyms: foray, reave, rifle, loot, plunder, strip
Usage: My apartment looked like a tornado had torn through it after it was ransacked by a band of thieves. Discuss.

YouTube Copyright Basics (Global) It goes so far as to deny the owner to copy his own work: check it out! WHO”S THE OWNER OF YOUR WORK NOW, HA? Cause it sure isn’t you!)


YouTube Copyright Basics (Global)…. actually it is Google’s policy, going so far as to deny the owner recopying! your own work!

but still: the denial of any other video format, except for the ever-so-slow and cumbersome flash (I would say down the toilet) is retardingly slow, no matter what the ISP speed is!  But again is very protective of the profits, google (uyoutube) make from denying even owner (creators) of the work to download their own youtube published videos, and comment: So tell me : WHO”S THE OWNER OF YOUR WORK NOW,  HA? Cause it sure isn’t  you!

great compositions/performances: Dvořák Humoresque Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman


Dvořák Humoresque Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman

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make music part of your life series: ROSSINI: William Tell Overture


ROSSINI: William Tell Overture (1829)
London Philharmonic, Alfred Scholz

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new at EuZicAsa: Widget – Constitution of the United States – access here


Widget: Constitution of the United States - access here

Widget: Constitution of the United States – access here

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press this>>>Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area’s 90th Birthday | Golden Green | The Back Forty | KCET


Looking into the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico.Go Wild: Celebrating the Gila Wilderness Area’s 90th Birthday | Golden Green | The Back Forty | KCET.

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Dolly Parton – Coat of many colors


Dolly Parton – Coat of many colors

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today’s visitors are from: ………..allover!


today's visitors are from:

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welcome to euzicasa: visitors from 200 countries, and 5 continents found this site interesting enough to visit again: Did you?


welcome to euzicasa: visitors from 200 countries, and 5 continents found this site interesting enough to visit again: Did you?

welcome to euzicasa: visitors from 200 countries, and 5 continents found this site interesting enough to visit again: Did you?

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Haiku: Spider Web, poetic thought by George B


Haiku:  Spider Web, poetic thought by George B

Suspended between
tree and grass the trap is set:
remorselessly stands…

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Respighi – The Birds


Respighi – The Birds

Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi (Photo credit: lorenzog.)

Atlanta Symphony OrchestraLouis Lane conductor
For information and analysis of this work, visit http://muswrite.blogspot.com/2012/03/…
For information and analysis of other works, visit Musical Musings at : http://muswrite.blogspot.com/

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The Old City, poetic thought by George -B


The Old City, poetic thought by George -B

The window is opened toward a city,
A city that’s built for millennia,
layers of generations,
as dust of time settled upon itself…
The city’s old,
and so are most of its buildings,
kept alive by people who care, by fires,
and wars and bullets,
by rain, snow and heat waves –
The city only grew stronger,
Surviving survival…
And yet something’s missing, lost to the ages
The laughter of children, the play of the squirrels
The thrills of the singing of birds…
The silent past conquered the noise
and reigns now, in absolute power…

A dove on the windowsill is mourning his lover.

 

English: Street in Jerusalem Old City

English: Street in Jerusalem Old City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Make Music Part of our Life Series: Dvořák: Symphony No.8 – Harnoncourt/WPh(2004Live) A great playlist



Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)
Symphony No.8 in G major, op.88
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Wiener Philharmoniker
Musikverein, Vienna, 26 9/2004

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Symphony No. 8
by Antonín Dvořák
Dvořák 8058.jpg

Title page of the autograph score
Key G major
Catalogue
  • Op. 88
  • B. 163
Style Romantic
Composed 26 August 1889 – 8 November 1889 – Vysoká u Příbramě
Dedication Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts
Published 1890
Movements 4
Premiere
Date 2 February 1890
Location Prague
Conductor Antonín Dvořák
Performers Orchestra of the National Theatre

The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, is a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, composed in 1889 at Vysoká u Příbramě, Bohemia, on the occasion of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts. Dvořák conducted the premiere in Prague on 2 February 1890. In contrast to other symphonies of both the composer and the period, the music is cheerful and optimistic

The symphony is in four movements:

  1. Allegro con brio (G major)
  2. Adagio (C minor)
  3. Allegretto grazioso – Molto vivace (G minor)
  4. Allegro ma non troppo (G major)

The work is scored for 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo)*, 2 oboes (1st doubling english horn)*, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, and strings.[1]

The orchestration of piccolo and English Horn is unusual in this symphony. The piccolo only sustains a long note in unison with the flute at the exposition of the 1st movement and the English Horn only plays a short, but exposed phrase during the second recapitulation of the main “bird call” theme, also in the 1st movement. In some editions the 2nd oboe doubles on English horn rather than the 1st oboe as indicated in most scores.

 

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Keeping up with the Passage of Time?!? Nerf Herder – “Mr. Spock” (HD) Honest Don’s Records


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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: FERRUCCIO LAMBORGHINI (1916)


Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916)

Lamborghini was a successful Italian tractor manufacturer and sports car enthusiast who founded a luxury car company in 1963, allegedly after a spat with Enzo Ferrari. The story goes that Lamborghini was dissatisfied with the clutch in one of his Ferraris and voiced this to Enzo Ferrari, who dismissed the complaints as those of a mere tractor maker. Infuriated, Lamborghini decided to retaliate by creating his own superior sports car. Why did he choose the image of a bull for his company’s logo? More… Discuss

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Impressions from the trail: April – Spring – 2014- A Good Year (photos taken on trails at Puente Hills Nature… (My photo collection)

This gallery contains 11 photos.


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REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS “The Sword & The Pen”


REGINA SPEKTOR LYRICS

“The Sword & The Pen”

Don’t let me get out of this kiss
Don’t let me say what I say
The things that scare us today
what if they happen someday
Don’t let me out of your arms
For now

What if the sword kills the pen
What if the god kills the man
And if he does it with love
Well then it’s death from above
And death from above is still a death

I don’t want to live without you
I don’t want to live without you
I don’t want to live
I don’t want to live
Without you

For those who still can recall
The desperate colors of fall
The sweet caresses of May
Only in poems remain
No one recites them these days
For the shame

So what if nothing is safe
So what if no one is saved
No matter how sweet
No matter how brave
What if each to his own lonely grave

I don’t want to live without you
I don’t want to live without you
I don’t want to live
I don’t want to live
Without you

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Ioana Radu – Primăvara a sosit (Romanta)


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ARTICLE: SNAKES


Snakes

Snakes are scaly, cold-blooded, carnivorous reptiles related to lizards. They tend to be limbless and move by muscular contraction. Though they have razor-sharp teeth, they do not chew their prey but instead swallow it whole with the help of a loosely attached jaw. Because their bodies are tubular, some paired organs must be staggered within the body, and one of the two lungs is generally non-functional and sometimes even absent. Why are snakes associated with healing and medicine? More… Discuss

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word: LILLIPUTIAN


lilliputian 

Definition: (adjective) Very small.
Synonyms: bantamdiminutiveflyspeckmidgetpetitetiny
Usage: How am I supposed to fit everything I will need for summer camp in this lilliputian trunk?! Discuss.

 

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QUOTATION: Niccolo Machiavelli


There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Discuss

 

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From National Geographic: The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World – Intelligent Travel


The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World – Intelligent Travel.

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: VINEGROWER’S DAY


Vinegrower’s Day

This pre-harvest vineyard festival in Bulgaria involves pruning the vines and sprinkling them with wine. Ritual songs and dances are performed in hopes of a plentiful grape harvest. In some areas, a “Vine King” is crowned with a wreath of twigs from the vineyards. Everyone treats him with great respect, for it is believed that fertility depends on the King’s happiness. Visits to well-known Bulgarian vineyards are organized, the vines are pruned, and guests are given an opportunity to sample the local wine and foods. More…Discuss

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National Geographic: Mick Dodge Hunting Mushrooms (chanterelle)



Mick turns to the wind when his chanterelle mushroom hunting hits a dead end. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.

 

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Troița 1990 (Moldova Film)



Film – atitudine. Despre oamenii care adună avere fără a se gândi la “averea” spirituală.
Ideea: dacă omul pierde sfinţenia din suflet nu are scăpare în viaţă.

 

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Adventurer Account, by George-B


Adventurer Account, by George-B

I have been walking Northbound
until there was no mere North to go to
and then I took the opposite direction,
found myself upside down hanging by
the branches of the Southern tree…
I was by exhausted,
hungry,
unshaven…
So I took a long rest
next day
I started west, and kept at it, for a while
and then I hit a bump in the road
at Greenwich
and had to heal my foot…
Then I considered continuing my walk
same direction


Late that year I draw a conclusion

and build a house of red bricks,
a picket fence
a kidney bean pool
a tennis court
a trail with 5 flights of stairs, wooden,
to the sandy beach. 

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YOUTUBE: Mick-chanic


Published on Jan 31, 2014

During a quick trip into town for winter supplies Mick demonstrates his on-the-grid talents. THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE AIRS TUESDAYS at 10P.

 

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WORD: CATERWAUL


caterwaul 

Definition: (verb) To cry or screech like a cat in heat.
Synonyms: yowl
Usage: Ever since the neighborhood strays chose my garden as the place to congregate and caterwaul, I have not had a sound night’s sleep. Discuss.

 

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Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data – ProPublica


Spy Agencies Probe Angry Birds and Other Apps for Personal Data – ProPublica.

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Brave – Sara Bareilles (Lyrics)


SARA BAREILLES LYRICS

“Brave”

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there,
Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy
Fallen for the fear
And done some disappearing,
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

And since your history of silence
Won’t do you any good,
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

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NEWS: THE WHY OF THE V


The Why of the V

Researchers believe they now have a definitive answer for why birds so often fly in a V formation. Scientists fitted a flock of northern bald ibises with monitors that record each bird’s position, speed, and heading in flight as well as every wing flap. The data show that each bird positions itself and times its flapping to take maximal advantage of the upwash—upward moving air—generated by the bird ahead of it. As a bird flies forward, itpushes air downward beneath its wings, but at its wingtips the air is actually pushed upward. The V formation thus allows birds to conserve energy and increase their flying range. More… Discuss

 

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ARTICLE: THE STEAM DONKEY


The Steam Donkey

The steam donkey is the strangely named auxiliary steam engine used for hoisting or pumping, especially on a ship. The name “steam donkey” comes from its origin in sailing ships, where the “donkey” engine was typically used to load and unload cargo and raise the larger sails. Patented in 1882, the steam donkey became a key tool for the logging industry as well, but its popularity waned with the advent of diesel-powered equipment. At what amusement park can you find a steam donkey on display? More… Discuss

 

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Silhouette – Pencil Sketch 5 – GB, 2014 (digital-FotoScketcher)


Silhouette - Pencil Sketch 5-GB, 2014

Silhouette – Pencil Sketch 5-GB, 2014

 

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10 Things Your Gym Wont Tell You | LIVESTRONG.COM


10 Things Your Gym Wont Tell You | LIVESTRONG.COM.

 

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ARTICLE: FREE FALLING


Free Falling

Though often associated with skydivers, a free fall in physics is any motion of a body upon which gravity is the only force acting—such as a ball thrown up in the air. Though free falls from great heights are incredibly dangerous for humans, they can be survivable, especially if one lands on a surface of high deformity, like snow or water. In 1972, a flight attendant miraculously survived—despite 27 days in a coma—after the plane she was on exploded, hurtling her how many feet to the ground? More…Discuss

 
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Arctic Blast 2014 – a gallery on Flickr: Arctic Blast 2014


Cedar Fire12Arctic Blast 2014 – a gallery on Flickr.

 

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QUOTATION: L. Frank Baum about brains and happiness and thinking about…


Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: “CQD” DISTRESS SIGNAL ADOPTED (1904)


“CQD” Distress Signal Adopted (1904)

“CQD” was one of the first Morse code distress signals adopted for radio use. The Marconi Marine Communication Company began using it in 1904, but by 1908, “CQD” had largely been supplanted by “SOS,” a simpler code. Contrary to popular belief, “CQD” does not stand for “Come Quick, Danger” or “Come Quickly: Distress.” Rather, it combines the call “CQ“—a general call to all stations stemming from the French word sécurité—with “D” for “distress.” What was its most famous use? More… Discuss

 

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WORD: CALCAREOUS


calcareous 

Definition: (adjective) Of, containing, or resembling calcium carbonate.
Synonyms: chalky
Usage: Immense accumulations of bird-guano gave the sides of Mount Mendif the appearance of calcareous rocks. Discuss.

 

The Doors “People Are Strange”



Video de The Doors “People Are Strange” del Album “Strange Days“. Con subtitulos en inglés.

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name
When you’re strange

 

National Geographic: Sticky Octopus



A scuba diver is caught in the death grip of a Giant Pacific Octopus. DO OR DIE PREMIERES THU JAN 2 at 10P.

Word: BAFFLE


baffle 

Definition: (verb) Be a mystery or bewildering to.
Synonyms: dumbfoundflummoxmystifynonplusperplexpuzzleamaze,stupefygravelvexposestickbeatget
Usage: An apple tree producing square fruit would undoubtedly baffle experts. Discuss.