Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

A golden fish (poetic thought by George-B)


Un peste galbior  (gand poetic de George-B)

 Pe vederea-ngalbenita

Viata scursa pic cu pic

formeaz-o balta…

Un pestisor galbior, vorbeste nimic,

visand la cele zece noua opt sapte sase cinci patru trei doi  unu ….

nimic, si dela capat…

nu-i loc de amintiri in peste, nu-i loc de fantezie,

acum un an era zece noua opt sapte sase cinci patru trei doi unu una nimic,

si-apoi nimic din nou in zece, noua….

 

a golden fish (poetic thought by George-B)

On the yellowed postcard,

Life oozed drop by drop

collecting into a pond…

A golden fish, said nothing,

Dreaming of the last ten, nine eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one…

Nothing, and from the beginning…

There is no place for memories in a fish, no place for fantasy,

A year passed was ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one masculine, one feminine,

Then nothing and again ten, nine… 

Quotation: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) – Positiveness


Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and orators, because he that would obtrude his thoughts and reasons upon a multitude, will convince others the more as he appears convinced himself.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: HAROLD PINTER (1930)


Harold Pinter (1930)

One of the most important English playwrights of the late 20th century, Pinter wrote what have been called “comedies of menace.” His austere, distinctive language, which provokes an ominous sense of unease, gave rise to the adjective “Pinteresque.” His plays include The Birthday Party and The Homecoming, and he also wrote a number of screenplays. In 2005, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His 1978 play, Betrayal, was inspired by what betrayal in his own life? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: US VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW RESIGNS (1973)


 

US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns (1973)

After being investigated for extortion and bribery allegedly committed while he was governor of Maryland, Agnew pleaded no contest to a charge of tax evasion and became the second US vice president to resign. President Richard Nixon then selected House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to replace Agnew. The following year, Nixon himself was forced to resign for his role in the Watergate scandal, making Ford president. Agnew’s portrait was removed from the Maryland State House in 1979. Who put it back? More… Discuss

 

FREE BIRTH CONTROL LOWERS ABORTION AND TEEN BIRTH RATE


 

Free Birth Control Lowers Abortion and Teen Birth Rate

When women in a recent US study were offered free access to a range of contraceptives, they overwhelmingly opted for the more effective—but often pricier—methods, like intrauterine devices and other types of implants, dramatically reducing the rate of unintended pregnancy. Among teens, the effect was particularly pronounced. Study participants also had fewerabortions than the general population. Experts expect to see a similar trend across the nation thanks to a new US healthcare law requiring most workplace insurance plans to offer women free access to contraceptives. More… Discuss

 

Before Cinderella, YE XIAN


 

Ye Xian

Perhaps the oldest known version of the archetypical Cinderella story, “Ye Xian” is a Chinese fairy tale first published in the 9th century. Enslaved by her wicked stepmother and stepsister, the story’s eponymous heroine befriends a magical fish in a nearby lake. The fish is killed and eaten by Ye Xian’s stepfamily, but its bones provide her with lovely clothes to wear to a festival. There, she loses a tiny slipper, which falls into the hands of a king. The slipper is made not of glass but what? More… Discuss