Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]


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Sayaka Shoji is the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.
She was born into an artistic family and spent her childhood in Siena, Italy. She studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln under Zakhar Bron and graduated in 2004. Her other teachers have included Sashko Gawrillow, Uto Ughi and Shlomo Mintz.

Zubin Mehta has been her strong supporter. When Shoji auditioned for him in 2000, he immediately changed his schedule in order to make her first recording with the Israel Philharmonic possible in the following month, then invited her to perform with Bavarian State Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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New at euzicasa: Valentina Lisitsa – Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 12



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“The summer has finally arrived to Paris: balmy 30 degrees, sweaty tourists…. It is even more amazing that the moment music begins sounding all those people who a minute ago were hurrying along busily , those people suddenly stop in their tracks and dive into the magic of sound, like it was a cool pool. Enjoy this short report for http://www.streetpianos.com and next time you suddenly hear piano sounds on a hot summer day on a street – it’s not an aural mirage , it’s for real – come and join in !” Continue reading

WordPress.com: Should “Settings” Be Your Choice? (Please take part in this important survey)


I have recently experienced some unwanted activity on my website. To be more specific, some of the followers have associated with you too, my very welcome and followers.

In today’s world ,  I should think that the most fundamental right as a blog administrator would be to decides, upon revising the content who will, or not be approved to become your blogging family.
As I requested several times and through different avenues, WordPress.com so far dismissed my requests to implement Setting choices, allowing us to decide who will, or will not follow us, based upon subject matter, interests, language, and so many other valid criteria in existence here at WordPress.com.  

At this time WordPress.com has no way to allow us the choice of moderating access, compared to Twitter, or even Facebook.

I think that Twitter services have a direct, easy to use, friendly way of empowering a member to freedom of association, and everyone of us is entitled to, without having o ask WordPress.com administration to do that for us upon request (which as I said earlier does not work, or even worse to have to directly contact such followers, which is beneath me (at least).

Here is how Twitter deal with this issue, at a immediate action of the twitter user (highlighted in yellow): 

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Following is a Poll (my first) asking for your input in this issue, and the question is:

“Should the administrator of a WordPress.com be allowed to decide upon the membership at their site?”

Should you need further clarification on this matter, please feel free to comment, before voting! 

Thank you Friends! (as you can see this is NOT about you, it is about us all, I am sure you can too see why

Following is one example for the reasons I requested that word.press.com, allow for administrators’ settings. It would save time, and allow one the peace and tranquility of not having to interact with unwitty profane and vulgar characters!

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Air bridge overheadWelcome to: euzicasa.wordpress.com 

        This website is about art, artists and the way some of them  have influenced my whole life.
If at times the content may seem nostalgic, is only when it resonate in quality, in message and in power to influence human knowledge of one’s feelings.
        I am reminded of the little time we have to meditate upon the beauty around us, in an infinity of forms.
It is a duty, I think to share values, like leaflets over a monotonous life, and troubled civilization, away from the roll of coins that cannot buy neither a soul, nor that which makes us human.
        So happy trails, and I hope you too will find something in theses pages that you’ll like to share with others.

Thank You Friends,

George. Continue reading

Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)



Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading

Horoscope ♉: 02/22/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/22/2019

Romance blossoms for you today, Taurus, and commitment or marriage may be just over the horizon. You and your beloved may have recently reached a new understanding that has bonded you more tightly. Don’t feel silly if you spend the day together walking around in a romantic haze. That’s perfectly acceptable – it’s part of the joy of love, and it could well last for a while. Make the most of it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: St. Polycarp’s Day


Today’s Holiday:
St. Polycarp’s Day

St. Polycarp (c. 69-c. 155) was a disciple of St. John the Evangelist. He became bishop of Smyrna in 96 and, when the persecution of Christians was ordered by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, he was condemned to be burned at the stake. But according to legend, the fire formed an arch over his head and his body was left unharmed. When a spear was plunged into his heart, so much blood poured out that it quenched the flames. It was the martyrdom of St. Polycarp that gave rise to one of Christianity’s richest traditions: the annual commemoration of the anniversary of a saint’s death. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Pope Paul II (1417)


Today’s Birthday:
Pope Paul II (1417)

Born in Venice as Pietro Barbo, Pope Paul II was the successor of Pope Pius II, and the nephew of Pope Eugene IV. A Renaissance pope, he patronized printing, beautified and improved Rome, and collected antiquities. Like Pius II, he was involved in struggles with the Bohemian George of Podebrad, who was the leader of the Utraquists, or the moderate Hussites, in the wars between Hussites and Catholics. Paul excommunicated George in 1466. Who succeeded Paul II as pope? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Cato Street Conspiracy: Plot to Kill British Cabinet Ministers Foiled (1820)


This Day in History:
Cato Street Conspiracy: Plot to Kill British Cabinet Ministers Foiled (1820)

In 1816, Arthur Thistlewood, a member of the revolutionary Spencean Society in London, organized a public meeting at Spa Fields, at which a revolution was to be started. However, the meeting was easily dispersed, and Thistlewood was arrested and narrowly escaped conviction for treason. Undeterred, Thistlewood later plotted the assassination of cabinet members. The government, apprised of the conspiracy, surprised the plotters at their arsenal in a Cato Street loft. What became of Thistlewood? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert


Quote of the Day:
Gustave Flaubert

Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Cuteness in Japanese Culture


Article of the Day:
Cuteness in Japanese Culture

Cuteness—kawaisa—is a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture that first emerged in the 1970s, when teenage girls developed a new writing style using big, round characters decorated with hearts, smiley faces, and the like. To capitalize on this growing trend, companies launched cute merchandise lines. Today, cute elements can be found almost everywhere in Japan, as evidenced by the fact that even police departments have cute mascots. How has All Nippon Airways made its planes cuter? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: oodles


Word of the Day:
oodles

Definition: (noun) A large number or amount.

Synonyms: dozens, gobs, heaps, lashings, loads, lots, rafts, scads, scores, slews, stacks, tons, wads, piles

Usage: Our local bakery has oodles of desserts available for purchase.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: yardarm to yardarm


Idiom of the Day:
yardarm to yardarm

outdated Really close together. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Now the Swan it floated on the English river
Ah the Rose of High Romance it opened wide
A sun tanned woman yearned me through the summer
And the judges watched us from the other side

I told my mother “Mother I must leave you
Preserve my room but do not shed a tear
Should rumour of a shabby ending reach you
It was half my fault and half the atmosphere”
But the Rose I sickened with a scarlet fever
And the Swan I tempted with a sense of shame
She said at last I was her finest lover
And if she withered I would be to blame

The judges said you missed it by a fraction
Rise up and brace your troops for the attack
Ah the dreamers ride against the men of action
Oh see the men of action falling back

But I lingered on her thighs a fatal moment
I kissed her lips as though I thirsted still
My falsity had stung me like a hornet
The poison sank and it paralyzed my will
I could not move to warn all the younger soldiers
That they had been deserted from above
So on battlefields from here to Barcelona
I’m listed with the enemies of love
And long ago she said “I must be leaving,
Ah but keep my body here to lie upon
You can move it up and down and when I’m sleeping
Run some wire through that Rose and wind the Swan”
So daily I renew my idle duty
I touch her here and there, I know my place
I kiss her open mouth and I praise her beauty
And people call me traitor to my face

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

The Traitor lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Horoscope ♉: 02/19/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/19/2019

Changes in your home could cause temporary frustration that creates some tension with family members. Perhaps you’re moving, cleaning, or refurnishing, and everyone is getting in everyone else’s way. The best way to handle this situation is to try to get the job done as quickly as possible. Once it’s done, Taurus, tempers will subside and all will be fine.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Carnival (Venice)


Today’s Holiday:
Carnival (Venice)

The Carnival celebration in Venice, Italy, is more sophisticated than the flashy celebrations that take place in Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans. Costumes for the event are often drawn from the stock characters of Italian popular theater from the 16th through 18th centuries—including traditional costumed characters such as La Bautta (the domino) and Il Dottore (the professor or doctor of law). Italian university students pour into Venice as Ash Wednesday draws near. The rhythm of the celebration quickens, evidenced by a number of spectacular costume balls. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Kurt Cobain (1967)


Today’s Birthday:
Kurt Cobain (1967)

Cobain formed the rock trio Nirvana in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, in 1986. The group’s second album, Nevermind, featured the iconic hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and was the first punk-oriented album to achieve popularity with a mainstream audience. However, Cobain railed against his fame in Nirvana’s next album, In Utero. Known for his self-destructive behavior and heroin use, he committed suicide in 1994. What tribute to Cobain is featured on a sign in his hometown? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Barber of Seville’s Disastrous Debut (1816)


This Day in History:
The Barber of Seville’s Disastrous Debut (1816)

In 1816, Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini produced The Barber of Seville, based on the comedy by French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais. Though Rossini created much of the opera’s music in just weeks, it resounds with his brilliant arias, ensemble numbers, and famous crescendos. Still, several on-stage accidents and constant jeers from the audience, likely spurred by supporters of one of Rossini’s rivals, made its debut in Rome a disaster. What happened during the second performance? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jerome K. Jerome


Quote of the Day:
Jerome K. Jerome

It is easy enough to say that poverty is no crime. No; if it were men wouldn’t be ashamed of it. It is a blunder, though, and is punished as such. A poor man is despised the whole world over. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Elephant Intelligence


Article of the Day:
Elephant Intelligence

Elephants are some of the most intelligent mammals on the planet and can therefore be trained to work and perform. However, their complex temperaments make training and handling them a challenge. Extensive studies place elephants in the category of great apes in terms of cognitive abilities for tool use and tool making, and their problem solving ability is considered equal to that of dolphins. Elephants are the only animals in the world known to have a ritual surrounding what event? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: written all over (one’s) face


Idiom of the Day:
written all over (one’s) face

Evident by one’s facial expression. Said of one’s emotions or inner : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lurcher


Word of the Day:
lurcher

Definition: (noun) Someone waiting in concealment.

Synonyms: lurker, skulker

Usage: Amanda caught a glimpse of a figure in the shadows of the alleyway and ran in fear of the mysterious lurcher.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope ♉: 02/19/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/19/2019

Changes in your home could cause temporary frustration that creates some tension with family members. Perhaps you’re moving, cleaning, or refurnishing, and everyone is getting in everyone else’s way. The best way to handle this situation is to try to get the job done as quickly as possible. Once it’s done, Taurus, tempers will subside and all will be fine.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Float Festival (Theppotsavam)


Today’s Holiday:
Float Festival (Theppotsavam)

The Float Festival is held at the temple city of Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, to commemorate the birth of Tirumala Nayak, a 17th-century king of Madurai. The center of the festival is the Mariamman Teppakulam pond surrounding a temple on an island. Images of the goddess Meenakshi and her consort are floated on a flower-bedecked raft to the illuminated temple, and a spectacular array of lit floats moves in procession around the pond, accompanied by music and chanted hymns. Thousands of pilgrims from all over India attend this enormously popular festival. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: André Breton (1896)


Today’s Birthday:
André Breton (1896)

Breton was a French writer, critic, and editor. In 1919, he helped found the Dadaist review Littérature. Influenced by psychiatry and the Symbolist movement, he wrote poetry using the automatic-writing technique. In 1924, his Manifeste du surréalisme—Surrealist Manifesto—provided a definition of Surrealism as “pure psychic automatism.” In 1938, he founded the Fédération de l’Art Revolutionnaire Indépendant in Mexico with what one-time commander of the Red Army? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Battle of Iwo Jima Begins (1945)


This Day in History:
Battle of Iwo Jima Begins (1945)

The island of Iwo Jima is only 8 sq mi (21 sq km) in area, but when US forces attacked the Japanese air base there during WWII, it became the site of one of the most severe campaigns of the war. More than 21,000 Japanese troops and nearly 7,000 Americans died in the clashes. A photograph of US marines raising the American flag over Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi has since become one of the most famous images of the war. Iwo Jima was occupied by the US until it was returned to Japan in what year? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Quote of the Day:
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Caspian Sea


Article of the Day:
The Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is actually an inland salt lake located between Europe and Asia. It borders Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran. With an area of 149,200 sq mi (386,400 sq km), it is the largest inland body of water in the world. It receives many rivers but has no outlet and was an important part of the Mongol-Baltic trade route in the premodern era. Today, it is a major source of beluga caviar and petroleum. What other names has the Caspian Sea been called throughout history? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: work the room


Idiom of the Day:
work the room

To interact with many people at an event or function. Often, but not always, applied to business situations. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


Word of the Day:
pettifog

Definition: (verb) Argue over petty things.

Synonyms: bicker, brabble, squabble, niggle, quibble

Usage: Mrs. Faraday watched in exasperation as her children pettifogged about who deserved the last of her chocolate chip cookies.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Lose Belly Fat With Just Two Exercises – Fat Burning Workout


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How to Torch Belly Fat with Just Two Exercises

They’re simple, but effective — and will rev your metabolism for hours afterwards.
By Adam Campbell
Aug 9, 2018

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If you want to cut down your belly fat but don’t have much time, space, or equipment, you’re in luck. You can do an effective, simple workout with just a kettlebell and some space that will help to burn away your gut.

The super-effective, calorie-torching routine, designed by trainer Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., is simple. You just need to master two moves: a kettlebell swing and a squat thrust.

Unlike jogging, the kettlebell swing and squat thrust aren’t joint-pounding exercises. So this is actually a “low-impact” workout that you can do at a high intensity, making it ideal for folks with joint problems, or those who carry more weight.

The basic nature of the workout might have you wondering how exactly you’ll have any chance at slimming down without more drastic measures. How can you lose fat with just two exercises? Cosgrove’s response: “Running is just one exercise, but no one questions that when it comes to burning fat.”

He makes a good point. And once you understand the philosophy behind Cosgrove’s routine, you start to see why it works so well.

Whether you’re running or lifting, your muscles require energy to help you move. And this workout forces more of your muscles into action than you’d ever use while jogging for the same duration. It’ll also boost your metabolism for hours after your workout.
The Moves

  1. Kettlebell (or Dumbbell) Swing

Bend at your hips and hold a kettlebell (or dumbbbell) with both hands at arm’s length in front of you. Now rock back slightly and “hike” kettlebell between your legs. Then squeeze your glutes, thrust your hips forward forcefully, and swing the weight to shoulder height. Allow momentum to swing the weight—you’re not trying to actively lift it with your arms.

Reverse the movement, so that you swing the kettlebell between your legs again. Make sure you don’t round your lower back at any time; it should stay naturally arched when you bend at your hips. Continue to swing back and forth.

  1. Squat Thrust

Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Bending at your hips and knees, squat down and lower your body until you can place your hands on the floor. Kick your legs backward — into a pushup position — and then immediately reverse the move and quickly stand up from the squat. That’s 1 rep.

To make the exercise even more challenging, you can jump up from the squat instead of simply standing up quickly.
The Workout

Here’s how it works: You do 15 repetitions of the kettlebell swing (you can also use a dumbbell for this in a pinch), followed immediately by 15 reps of the squat thrust. Without resting, do 14 reps of the swing and then 14 reps of the squat thrust. Continue this pattern until you complete only one rep of each exercise. This is called a countdown workout.

Sure, that’s just two exercises, but do the math: If you complete the entire routine — from 15 down to 1 — you’ll do 120 repetitions of each exercise. That’s 240 repetitions, total. And these aren’t just any exercises: They’re movements that challenge your entire body.

They’re also done at a fast pace. On average, it’ll only take you about three seconds per rep. So you’ll do those 240 reps in just 12 minutes or so. That’ll light your muscles on fire, and have you gasping for air (in a good way).
Athletic man doing kettlebell swing exercise at gym
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If you think that sounds too easy or too fast, go ahead and give it a shot. You may find you can’t even finish. But that’s okay — you can just start with a lower number of reps, like eight, and work your way up as you improve your fitness. If you’re on the other end of the spectrum and you want an even greater challenge, you can always take a breather and repeat the routine.

Just remember that you should work up to your capabilities. If your form breaks down during the routine, just stop there. Then next time, adjust your starting point so that you can work all the way down to one without having to stop. As you become better conditioned, start with a higher number.

Another important note: This isn’t a complete workout program, but it is a great routine that you can do almost anywhere, anytime. And it’s a fantastic substitute for 15 minutes on the treadmill.
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Horoscope ♉: 02/16/2019


Horoscope ♉:
02/16/2019

The bizarre nature of the day may leave you feeling a bit bewildered, Taurus. Don’t sweat it. Focus on your romantic nature and incredibly nurturing heart. Use your instinctive healing abilities to care for a close friend in need. Today is an especially good day to connect with others and openly share your feelings. Confide in people you trust. Consider calling your mom.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Battle of Olustee Reenactment


Today’s Holiday:
Battle of Olustee Reenactment

The Battle of Olustee Reenactment commemorates the largest battle in Florida during the Civil War. A Confederate victory, the Battle of Olustee was fought on February 20, 1864, and a reenactment has taken place on a February weekend each year since 1977 in Lake City, Florida. Associated events include a beauty pageant, history displays and lectures, a music festival, an arts and crafts fair, Blue-Grey 5K and 1-Mile Fun Runs, and a Blue/Grey Square Dance. The Battle Reenactment, with about 2,000 reenactors, is the largest annual Civil War reenactment in the Southeast. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Thomas John Watson, Sr. (1874)


Today’s Birthday:
Thomas John Watson, Sr. (1874)

After rising from clerk to sales executive in the National Cash Register Co., Watson became president of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co., which made scales, time clocks, and tabulators that sorted information using punched cards—all forerunners of mainframe computers. Watson renamed the company International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) in 1924 and became its chairman in 1949, widening IBM’s line to include electronic computers. What one-word motto did Watson promote at IBM? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Armory Show Opens in New York City (1913)


This Day in History:
The Armory Show Opens in New York City (1913)

The Armory Show was an international exhibition of modern art held in 1913 at the 69th-regiment armory in New York City. Representing a range of avant-garde movements in Europe, the show was one of the most important art exhibitions ever held in the US. The Armory Show aroused the curiosity of the public and helped to change the direction of American painting. What painting at the exhibition was singled out by hostile critics as emblematic of the so-called insanity and degeneracy of modern art? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving


Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Terror Birds


Article of the Day:
Terror Birds

Phorusrhacids, commonly known as “terror birds” because of their role as apex predators, were large, carnivorous, flightless birds that roamed S America during the Cenozoic era, from about 62 million to 2 million years ago. They are believed to have migrated to N America when the Isthmus of Panama formed, bridging the formerly separated continents. The birds ranged in height from about 3 to 10 ft (1 to 3 m) and were likely fast runners. What are thought to be their closest modern-day relatives? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: without letup


Idiom of the Day:
without letup

Without slowing down or stopping. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: cerebrate


Word of the Day:
cerebrate

Definition: (verb) Use or exercise the mind or one’s power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments.

Synonyms: cogitate, think

Usage: As they surveyed the damage, Jonathan did not ask his father how he would fix the tree house, instead allowing him stare and cerebrate in silence.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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    Sunrise
    And the new day’s breakin’ through
    The morning
    Of another day without you
    And as the hours roll by
    No-one’s there to see me cry
    Except the sunrise
    The sunrise and you

    Tired eyes drift across the shore
    Looking for love and nothing more
    But as the sea rolls by
    No-one’s there to see me cry
    Except the sunrise
    The sunrise and you

    Sunrise
    Bless my eyes
    Catch my soul
    Make me whole again

    Sunrise, new day
    Hear my song
    I’m tired of fightin’
    And foolin’ around
    But from now on
    Till who knows when
    My sword will be my friend
    And I’ll love you, love you
    For all of my time

    Songwriters: Ken Hensley

    Sunrise lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    I have heard the echoes in the dark
    Dim and distant voices of the past
    And I’ve seen so far into the night
    And lingered in the land of no light

    Far beyond the
    Shrouded hours of dawn
    Through the mist
    Of daybreak I was borne
    But the day was
    Clouded still by night
    Leaving me in the land of no light

    Though I’d love to
    Say hello to you
    You might have to wait awhile
    To say goodbye
    For it must end as it began
    And then start again

    The day of darkness
    Comes to every man
    And lingers while he
    Reaches out his hand
    And he cannot know how it will end
    Till he finds out if he has a friend
    A friend

    Songwriters: Ken Hensley

    Echoes in the Dark lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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