Daily Archives: October 12, 2011

Meditation is a waste of good (valuable) shopping time: I like that!



Looks like megaphones have their value!

Inspirational: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/05/1022984/-Dont-Panic-Everything-is-OK:-Occupy-Everywhere

Today’s Birthday: Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross – Edith Stein (1891)


Edith Stein (1891)

Born into an observant Jewish family, Stein converted to Christianity in 1922. After studying philosophy, she became a nun in 1934. She moved from Germany to the Netherlands to avoid Nazi persecution, but in 1942 she was arrested because of her Jewish heritage. She was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp and died in the gas chamber that year. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998, and is also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. With what miracles is Stein credited? More… Discuss

This Day in History: First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)


First Oktoberfest Held in Munich, Germany (1810)

The first Oktoberfest was held as a horse race celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Saxony-Hildburghausen. In the years that followed, the race was combined with the state agricultural fair, and food and drink were offered. Since that time the 16-day festival has become, above all else, a celebration of German beer, drawing more than five million attendees annually. How many millions of liters of beer did Oktoberfest attendees consume in 2007? More… Discuss

Quotation of the Day: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

 

My Take on this: Is eating oysters worth loosing you life over? If yes, eat, if not, abstain! Extrapolated this is a good advice for whoever chooses to live the life on an oyter (like an oyster), but sometimes it is worth to go out of your way and try new things (extrapolated that is way out of culinary’s way, and quite universally applicable).