Daily Archives: September 21, 2013

Video | Toxic Futures: Untold Stories of Chemical Pollution | Link TV


 

Video | Toxic Futures: Untold Stories of Chemical Pollution | Link TV.

Whittier Water Tower in a Parallel Universe- Digital Oil Painting (My Art Collection)


CAM01323 - Whittier Water Tower in a Parallel Universe- Digital Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

CAM01323 – Whittier Water Tower in a Parallel Universe- Digital Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

More Impressions from the Trail: “A Cloudy Day” (not clouded, just cloudy…) My Photo Collection)


 

Whittier Water Tower- Digital Oil Painting (My Art Collection)


Whittier Water Tower- Digital Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Whittier Water Tower- Digital Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

“Budhist Temple” – Digital Oil Painting (My art Collection)


CAM01320 - Budhist Temple digital Oil Painting (My art Collection)

Buddhist Temple digital Oil Painting (My art Collection)

Nr. 32 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Andante for Flute & Orchestra in C major KV 315


Nr. 32 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Andante for Flute & Orchestra in C major KV 315

Concerto op. 99 (complete) Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Flavio Sala, guitar



Guitar Concerto op. 99 in D – Flavio Sala plays Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Samara Philarmonic Orchestra. Mikhail Sherbakov, Conductor. Samara, Russia 2011.
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Beethoven- Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14 No. 1 Piano – Richard Goode



00:00 – Allegro
06:40 – Allegretto 
10:25 – Rondo – Allegro comodo

Richard Goode, 1993

 

Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Prelude to Act I; Solti



Wilhelm Richard Wagner
Sir Georg Solti 
Vienna Philharmonic

This piece introduces the first act of the composer’s music drama called The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Similar to his other operas, he wrote the scenario and libretto in addition to the musical score.

 

Quotation: Willa Cather about life


It seems that a man is meant to live only one life in this world. When he tries to live a second, he develops another nature.

Willa Cather (1873-1947) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: JOHN LOUDON MCADAM (1756)


John Loudon McAdam (1756)

McAdam was a Scottish engineer who invented a process called “macadamization.” After noting the poor condition of the highways near his estate, he recommended that roads be raised above the adjacent ground for good drainage and then covered, first with large stones then with small stones, and bound with fine gravel. It was perhaps the greatest advance in road construction since Roman times and became known as “tarmac,” short for “tarmacadam.” What was the first macadam road in North AmericaMore… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE BRIEF BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS (1745)


The Brief Battle of Prestonpans (1745)

England‘s King James II may have been deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, but he was not without supporters. These supporters, the Jacobites, spent the next six decades unsuccessfully fighting to restore him—and, later, his descendants—to the throne. Their final major attempt, the Forty-five Rebellion, began auspiciously for the House of Stuart, with a victory at Prestonpans, Scotland. The battle was won in mere minutes. How many casualties did the government troops suffer in that time? More…Discuss

 

FRENCH SENATE VOTES TO BAN CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS


French Senate Votes to Ban Child Beauty Pageants

By a vote of 196 to 146, France’s Senate voted to ban child beauty pageants on the grounds that such contests promote the hypersexualization of minors. The measure will now be brought before the National Assembly, which must also pass it for it to become law. If the ban is adopted, those who organize pageants for children under 16 would face significant jail time and hefty fines. More… Discuss

 

Word: INDIGNATION


indignation 

Definition: (noun) Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
Synonyms: outrage
Usage: I could hardly contain my indignation at his disparaging comments. Discuss.