Daily Archives: May 24, 2011

Ignace Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch

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A pertinent point of view, with the knowledge of the facts!

LHC Smashes Particle Collision Record

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ProPublica: Where The News Lives On

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This Day In History: “Mary Had a Little Lamb” Published (1830)

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” Published (1830)


“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a 19th century American nursery rhyme. It was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family and who eventually became an influential editor and arbiter of American taste. Thomas Edison recited part of the poem to test his invention of the phonograph, and a host of musicians have recorded versions of it. The nursery rhyme is said to have been based on an actual incident in which what happened? More… Discuss

Today’s Quotation: E. M. Forster

Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

My Take On this:

In last analysis it is the closest thought to the reality of life; It was dressed in many clothes and became fundamental brick of our human foundation: “More important than the gifts we have received at birth is what we do with them and no matter what life surprises us with, we cannot let the flicker of light in our soul die out.”

One perfect example is WordPress, that allows so many people, many more than any other media, access to voice their creative selves, to the delight, benefit, and enlightment of many more people than any other media: The resultant is a world that speaks with more eloquent diversity than ever before in the history of humanity.

So, fellow bloggers, I would say: let’s take E.  M. Forster’s idea, and keep the “interesting movement” alive.

Until next time!

Norse Mythology

Ask and Embla

In Norse mythology, the first two creatures were the giant Ymir and the cow Audhumla. Ymir fathered a race of giants, and Audhumla created the first god, Buri. Buri’s son, Borr, fathered the gods Odin, Vili, and Ve, who together destroyed Ymir and from his body fashioned the heavens and the earth. From two trees, the gods created the first man and woman—Ask and Embla. Ask’s name derives from an Old Norse word meaning “ash tree“—from which he was formed. What is the derivation of Embla’s name? More… Discuss