Daily Archives: June 21, 2014

Saint of the Day, june 21,2014: St. Aloysius Gonzaga


Saint of the Day

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga

St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. He was destined for the military by his father (who was in service to Philip … continue reading

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Sam Waterston on ProPublica & the Importance of Investigative Journalism


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Sam Waterston on ProPublica & the Importance of Investigative Journalism

great compositions/performances: Schumann – Symphony No 1 in B flat major “Spring”, Op. 38 – VPO, Furtwängler, 1951 (Remastered 2012)


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Schumann – Symphony No 1 in B flat major “Spring” Op. 38 – VPO, Furtwängler, 1951 (Remastered 2012)

Fabulous musical moments Schumann - Symphony No 1 in B flat major "Spring",  Op. 38 - VPO, Furtwängler, 1951 (Remastered 2012)

great compositions/performances:  Schumann – Symphony No 1 in B flat major “Spring”, Op. 38 – VPO, Furtwängler, 1951 (Remastered 2012)

great compositions/performances:  Schumann – Symphony No 1 in B flat major “Spring”, Op. 38 – VPO, Furtwängler, 1951 (Remastered 2012)

 

make music part of your life series: Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66


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Antonín Dvořák:
Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 6

make music part of your life series - Antonin Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso op. 66 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Paavo Jarvi

make music part of your life series – Antonin Dvorak – Scherzo Capriccioso op. 66 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Paavo Jarvi

 

Judy Garland: On The Sunny Side Of The Street (recorded in 1942)


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On the mondene side of town”: this pressed: What was fake on the Internet this week: Ryan Gosling, ‘Ghostface Lieberman’ and ‘I Am Sushi’ – The Washington Post


the Washington Post -__-on the mundane side of the town

the Washington Post -__-on the mundane side of the town

What was fake on the Internet this week: Ryan Gosling, ‘Ghostface Lieberman’ and ‘I Am Sushi’ – The Washington Post.

this pressed: The Iraq-ISIS Conflict in Maps, Photos and Video – NYTimes.com


 

Excepts from the article: Growing Humanitarian Crisis Published June 12 TweetThe United Nations estimates that at least 500,000 Iraqis were displaced by the takeover of Mosul. Food supplies are low and there is limited fresh water and little electricity. An additional 430,000 people were displaced by fighting In Anbar Province, which insurgents have controlled for more than six months.

The Iraq-ISIS Conflict in Maps, Photos and Video – NYTimes.com.

today’s holiday: National Aboriginal Day


National Aboriginal Day

Long before a national holiday was established, this day of the year had been observed by Canada’s Inuit, Métis, and First Nations peoples as a celebration of Aboriginal heritage. In 1996, the Canadian government made June 21 an official holiday, including all citizens in the observance. Celebrations take place throughout Canada, and are organized by the regional offices of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage. Some festivities are modest celebrations; others exhibit a stronger focus on culture and tradition by holding canoe races, powwows, and awareness events. More… Discuss

quotation: Henry Fielding


LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

Prince William (1982)


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English: Prince William and Prince Charles after a Polo Match at Ham Polo Club, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prince William (1982)

The eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, Prince William is second in line for the British throne. In 2011, he wed Catherine Middleton in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey, broadcast live on televisions around the globe and watched by tens of millions of people. Their first child, Prince George, was born in July 2013. Dubbed Wills by the popular media, Wombat by his mother, and Billy the Fish by his Air Force buddies, William is known in official circles by what title? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Texas v. Johnson Decided (1989)


Texas v. Johnson Decided (1989)

Texas v. Johnson was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that invalidated prohibitions on desecrating the American flag. The opinion of the court came down as a controversial 5-4 decision, with the majority opinion written by William J. Brennan, Jr. In it, the Supreme Court answered the question of whether the desecration of an American flag, by burning or otherwise, is a form of speech protected under the First Amendment. What arguments did the justices make? More… Discuss

Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail


Bad Pass Lands Man in Jail

Let this story be a lesson to any would-be contraband smugglers—do not try to toss a football filled with heroin, marijuana, tobacco, cell phones, and chargers over a prison fence unless you are certain you have the arm for it. A young man in Michigan is now behind bars and facing contraband charges after allegedly attempting this feat and failing, his football landing short between two fences at a state prison rather than in the inmates’ exercise yard. Not only did the boneheaded criminal fail to make his delivery, but he also attempted it in full view of one of the prison’s guards and was quickly apprehended. More… Discuss

Phillips Exeter Academy


Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter is one of the preeminent boarding schools in the world, along with Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and Eton College in England. Famous for its demanding and rigorous academics, Exeter also boasts one of the largest endowments of any secondary school in the US. Graduates typically matriculate to elite colleges, a tradition that has solidified the school’s long-standing relationships with Ivy League and other prestigious universities. Who are some of the academy’s famous alumni? More… Discuss

word: extemporaneous


extemporaneous 

Definition: (adjective) Carried out or performed with little or no preparation.
Synonyms: impromptu, off-the-cuff, offhand, unrehearsed, ad-lib
Usage: Though she had not practiced for some time, Mary’s extemporaneous piano recital wowed her dinner guests. Discuss.