Daily Archives: May 3, 2015

The Yerba Mate Plant: An amazing tea!


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just a thought: For every truth, a thousand lies


just a thought: “For every truth, a thousand lies.”

Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 , Emil Gilels, piano


Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]

Published on Jan 17, 2013

– Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]
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Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57: III. The three wonders


 

Tale of Tsar Saltan Suite, Op. 57: III. The three wonders

 

Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 3rd, 2015: St. James the Lesser


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St. James the Lesser

St. James the Less, the author of the first Catholic Epistle, was the son of Alphaeus of Cleophas. His mother Mary was either a sister or a close relative of the Blessed Virgin, and for that reason, … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet


 

Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet

In the coastal town of Bayou La Bartre, Alabama, the shrimp blessing has been celebrated since 1950. The fleet blessing began simply: a priest went up and down the bayou blessing the boats tied to the docks. Now some 25,000 people come for the blessing ceremony by the priest of St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, and a parade of boats decorated with pennants, bunting, and papier-mâché figures. Other events include contests in oyster shucking, shrimp heading, and crab picking; seafood and gumbo dinners; a fiddler-crab race for children; and the crowning of the Fleet Queen. More… Discuss

quotation: One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. Sir Walter Scott


One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name.Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Discuss

today’s birthday: Golda Meir (1898)


Golda Meir (1898)

Meir was Israel‘s first female prime minister and the third woman in the world to hold such an office, after Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka and Indira Gandhi of India. A signer of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, she served in the fledgling nation’s parliament and held posts as minister of labor and foreign minister before becoming Israel’s fourth prime minister in 1969. During her tenure, she sought to ease tensions in the region through diplomacy. Why did she resign in 1974? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Sport of Geocaching Begins (2000)


 

The Sport of Geocaching Begins (2000)

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek watertight containers filled with trinkets, hoards known as “geocaches” or simply “caches.” The improved accuracy of GPS devices allowed the pastime to develop, since the specific locations of the small containers could finally be logged and shared. Geocaches are now hidden in more than 100 countries and on all seven continents. What did the world’s first geocache contain? More… Discuss

The Puerto Rican Parrot


The Puerto Rican Parrot

The Puerto Rican Parrot is the only remaining native parrot in US territory and one of the 10 most endangered bird species in the world. It has green feathers with black edges, a red forehead, and white ovals around the eyes. It was abundant at the time of Columbus’ arrival, but its numbers declined with the clearing of Puerto Rico’s virgin forests to make way for agricultural, mainly sugar cane, production. In 1975, the population reached an absolute low of how many individuals? More… Discuss

word: conceit (syn. amour-propre, vanity)


conceit

Definition: (noun) A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one’s own abilities or worth.
Synonyms: amour-propre, vanity
Usage: She was convinced that she was worthy of marrying royalty, but her vanity and conceit only made her less attractive to the prince. Discuss.

From France 24 :


How French army’s ‘sex abuse’ in Central Africa came to light

http://f24.my/1At52Fn

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Merkel joins Holocaust survivors to mark liberation of Dachau

http://f24.my/1zol3RL

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Baltimore’s economy in black and white


Baltimore’s economy in black and white
http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/29/news/economy/baltimore-economy/index.html

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‘Lord of the Flies’ comes to Baltimore


‘Lord of the Flies’ comes to Baltimore
http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/02/us/lord-of-the-flies-baltimore/index.html

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From NPR News


Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of ‘Wexford’ Books, Dies At 85 http://n.pr/1KCshTm

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From NPR News


Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion http://n.pr/1GDj5du

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Climate change risk ‘to many species’


Climate change risk ‘to many species’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32532518

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Step forward for quantum computing


Step forward for quantum computing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32534763

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Why some quakes are worse than others


Why some quakes are worse than others http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/32549706

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Cuba gears up for tourist influx


Cuba gears up for tourist influx http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32485823

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Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health?


Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32543176

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