Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

Arthur Rubinstein – Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47

Arthur Rubinstein – Chopin Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47

Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 No.1, in C – Antonin Dvorak

Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 #1 in C – Antonin Dvorak /
Video: Twin coconut trees In the Downtown Honolulu


Gabriel’s Oboe (from “The Mission”) Ennio Morricone 2002 Arena Concert (Just a Question: Doesn’t it feel as if, volens nolens, we all have become “The Mission” ? Think about it!)

Gabriel’s Oboe (from “The Mission“) Ennio Morricone 2002 Arena Concert
Just a Question followed by a thought: Doesn’t it feel as if, volens nolens, we all have become “The Mission” ? Think about it: We are losing the ability to express FREE! We are losing freedom! We are losing the ability to repair freedom! Are we Free! Free from what, Free of what, or rather oppressed in the most private of our, yes,  thoughts even ?

Leonard Bernstein conducts Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune


BeethoveBeethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5 – Julliard School (Live)

Beethoven String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5 performed by Julliard School (Live). Filmed live in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York for WQXR‘s Beethoven String Quartet Marathon on November 18, 2012.
Siwoo Kim and Francisco Fullana, violins
Danny Kim, viola


Quotation: Frances Hodgson Burnett about living in the world

One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: OSCAR WILDE (1854)

Oscar Wilde (1854)

Wilde was an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright who mocked social conventions and scandalized English society with his unorthodox ideas and conduct. He is best known for his sophisticated, witty plays, among them Lady Windermere’s Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, about a handsome young man who purchases eternal youth at the expense of his soul. Why did Wilde spend his final years living abroad under an assumed name?More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: WORLD FOOD DAY (1981)

World Food Day (1981)

More than 150 countries celebrate World Food Day every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. World Food Day aims to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and to promote cooperation in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It has been observed since 1981 with different themes each year, such as “United against Hunger” and “The Right to Food.” What was the theme of the first World Food Day? More… Discuss




The probable ancestors of modern cattle, aurochs once inhabited forests in Northern Africa, Europe, and Southwest Asia. The enormous—having a shoulder height of around 6 ft (1.8 m)—horned, black oxen are depicted in prehistoric cave paintings, and the species endured until the 17th century, when the last known aurochs died in Poland. Breeders have since tried to recreate the extinct species, but none have yet managed to produce a genetically identical animal. What has arisen from their efforts?More… Discuss


Hail Yes!

Forget the Emerald City; on Saturn and Jupiter it is all about the diamonds. A team of US researchers is positing that lightning storms in the gas giants’ upper atmospheres turn methane into soot, which hardens into graphite and then diamond as it falls. Tons of diamondhailstones may rain down on the planets each year, and while most are likely about a centimeter in diameter, some could best be described as “diamondbergs.” Alas, these sparklers are not “forever.” As the diamonds reach certain depths, the pressure and temperature become so great that they likely melt into a liquid carbon sea. More… Discuss



BKS Iyengar pranayama

A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)

A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)

Pain unscaleable,
unquantifiable on a scale from 1-10
with faces drawn 
more or less happy,
and some sad,

pain that hides in its own shadow,
become its shadow,

cut the branch we’ve landed on, to rest for a while…
While… all you can do
is imagine being painless for a quantum of an eternal moment:  
a note may be, or an entire song,
a rhyme, or even an entire poem,
While… letting go and sharing pain free,
glamourless, natural,
denuded of inhumanity,
hoping that you may be understood, taken seriously,
at face value,
as an immortal soul – in the making,
a mortal – body in the making,
as a star  – in the making,
a universe – in the making,
as a molecule – in the making,
a Rigs Boson – in the making ,
God in the making,
as an…!
(Exhale 1-2-3-4 [Held Breath 1-2] Inhale 1-2-3-4 [Hold Breath] REPEAT…n times)

Question: Did You really, I mean REALLY, take this out of this world performance in? Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla


“Bird On The Wire” By Leonard Cohen

Perla Batalla, performing

Like a bird on the wire, 
like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free. 
Like a worm on a hook, 
like a knight from some old fashioned book 
I have saved all my ribbons for thee. 
If I, if I have been unkind, 
I hope that you can just let it go by. 
If I, if I have been untrue 
I hope you know it was never to you. 
Like a baby, stillborn, 
like a beast with his horn 
I have torn everyone who reached out for me. 
But I swear by this song 
and by all that I have done wrong 
I will make it all up to thee. 
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch, 
he said to me, “You must not ask for so much.” 
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door, 
she cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?” Oh like a bird on the wire, 
like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free.

Let’s go nuts!

A Universe in a walnut!

Alina Sighete


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I am in a whirlpool

Love, love, love !!!

tot timpul care a trecut, nu e mai viu decit acest moment, care trece!


viitura viitorului: cine nu vede va fi surprins..




Sursă imagine: Rozystronka

Locuia singură, într-o margine de sat, copiii îi avea duşi prin lume, la casele lor. Avea două fete şi un băiat, băiatul venea rar, fetele veneau mai des, o înfruntau, luau şi plecau.

Muncea la colectiv, îşi făcea norma ei, alte două norme, venea târziu, cu sacul în spate, aducea de toate şi înfunda cămările şi beciul. Avea şi acasă o grădină mare de zarzavat, vindea duminica în faţa porţii, roşii, ardei ,ceapă, ouă, brânză. Apoi fugea la magazin şi cumpăra prosope, lumânări, batice, furouri cu dantelă.

Fata cea mică îi tot zicea: Ce faci mamă? înfunzi dulapurile cu prosoape şi furouri, cui îi trebuiesc?

Ea o bombănea: Ce ştii tu, până veniţi voi să mă gătiţi, mă găteşte satul, şi las să am, iau şi muierile, dar or pune şi pe mine, nu m-oi duce despuiată în faţa lui Dumnezeu. Ce ştiţi voi, veniţi şi…

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Noua Ordine Mondială sau Guvernul din Umbră (organigramă).

Gugulanii descendenti directi ai Dacilor !!!


Gugulanii descendenti directi ai Dacilor ,urmasii lui Zamolxe ,asa cum am afirmat intotdeauna ,pe link-urile de mai jos aveti confirmarea,cu tot cu video ,acum ma credeti ???? Istoria e scrisa in sange si oamenii ce apartin ei ,o simt cu trup si suflet cu tot si stiu unde sa culeaga merele cu datele vietii !!!


Cititi si pe link-ul de mai jos,acolo-s si mai mulce de sciut si iaca de ce zic banatenii ca-s fruncea :)) ! Si despre Caluceni si despre moroi ,de toate …



Nu am venit de niciunde ,Leaganu-i aici la munte …

Si la final o lucrare impresionanta , Originea Gherga-Gherganii,o lucrare despre filogenie umana cu elemente de antropologie,etnologie,etnografie !!!!! AICI

din arhiva veche pdf …

A fost ceva de munca sa le adun ,dar fiti cu ochii largi, ca mai este de adus pe parcurs….

in imaginea de mai jos ,pereche…

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Monsanto, Bald Girls, and Chili with Beans. Also Congress.

Writing with Spirit

In America, every month is declared “Earth Shatteringly Important Issue” Month, have you noticed? Due to the recent implosion of the country’s political system, you might have missed October’s various claims to fame.

I became quite familiar with these “awareness months” when I worked on Capitol Hill. My first day at work for the Sierra Club in D.C. (long before you could watch the congressional circus on C-span), I was asked to peruse the daily debates in the Congressional Record for any mention of environmental issues.

Heady stuff, right? The import! The historical implications!

The first issue I read devoted several pages to a long, flatulent debate over whether October should be declared National Chili Month or National Chili with Beans Month, beans being vitally important to a certain congressman’s district. Now that I think about it, my disillusionment with Washington began right there with my first Congressional Record.


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Whose Your Buddy? NSA Gathering Hundreds of Millions of Contract Lists and “Buddy Lists” From Americans


President_Barack_Obama200px-national_security_agencysvgThe Obama Administration — with the clear support of Democratic and Republic leadership — has continued to eviscerate privacy in the United States despite recent controversies over NSA spying on Americans. The most recent report details how the National Security Agency is collecting hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts, including those of Americans. The reported collection program is a new operation that intercepts e-mail address books and “buddy lists” from instant messaging services. It is the latest effort by the Obama Administration to turn this into a fishbowl society where citizens and their associations are entirely transparent to the government. Once again, the most amazing aspect of this story is the complete lack of response or outcry. President Obama has succeeded, it seems, in changing the expectations of privacy in our society — a change that is unlikely to be reversed to the…

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


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)

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky:

Andante Cantabile for Cello Solo and String Orchestra, Op. Posthumous

Cello: Yo-Yo Ma


Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Earl Wild – Jascha Horenstein – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Sergei RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
I. Allegro
II. Intermezzo, adagio
III. Finale, allegro


Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson about flattery

We love flattery even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows that we are of importance enough to be courted.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: MARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES (1880)

Marie Carmichael Stopes (1880)

A Scottish paleobotanist whose first marriage was annulled—and allegedly never consummated—Stopes went on to publish a controversial yet highly influential sex manualMarried Love, in 1918. Thereafter, she became a pioneer in the field of family planning, opening the first birth-control clinic in the British Empire in 1921. Stopes helped break down taboos and improve women’s reproductive health, but her support of what field of reproductive science has somewhat marred her reputation? More… Discuss



11-Year-Old Grace Bedell Urges Abraham Lincoln to Grow a Beard (1860)

A few weeks before Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the US, 11-year-old Grace Bedell sent him a letter urging him to grow a beard to win over voters. Bedell claimed that “all the ladies like whiskers” and would urge their husbands to vote for a bearded Lincoln. Days later, Lincoln drafted a noncommittal response in which he wondered whether such a change in appearance would be well received. Within months, he was sporting his now-iconic beard. What did he say when he later met Bedell? More…Discuss



US Blood Banks Changing How They Do Business

In recent years, as economic woes have led people to hold off on elective surgeries and new surgical technologies and techniques have cut down on blood loss in the operating room, the need for blood products in the US has declined. Blood shortages, while not entirely a thing of the past, are becoming fewer and farther between. As such, blood banks are shifting away from their long-standing “collect-as-much-as-you-can” approach in favor of one that is more targeted to specific needs. They are holding fewer drives than in the past and are instead placing greater emphasis on appealing to donors with high-demand blood typesMore…Discuss