Haiku-Crickets, poetic thought by George-B
(the Smudge and Other Poems Page)
I respect crickets
A many enemy they have:
lesser one is better.
– George-B ©
VISIT: the Smudge and Other Poems Page HERE
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6:35PM BST 02 Jun 2015
Watch as Edward Snowden answers questions from a British audience via video link at an Amnesty International event tonight.
Snowden is expected to appear on screen before an audience at Amnesty’s London headquarters.
He will answer questions about his whistleblowing and the ramifications of the leaks.
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People following the live-stream can ask questions to Snowden by tweeting @AmnestyUK using the has tag #AskSnowden.
Fiii satului au recunoscut în schimb verdele de Gherdeal, precum albastrul de Voroneţ, pentru că în ciuda timpului, localitatea s-a încăpăţânat să rămână verde. Un verde crud. Chiar mai verde ca altădată. Cătunul este în mijlocul unor dealuri, drumurile n-au văzut asfaltul niciodată, iar acoperişul caselor începe să devină istorie pe multe dintre ele. Aşa încât orice culoare pierde teren în faţa verdelui.
Am plecat din Gherdeal odată cu apusul; nu înainte de a ne promite nouă celor care am fost că vom reveni. Gherdealul mai are poveştile lui încă nespuse, mai are iederă pe ruine de fotografiat și fântâni cu cumpănă de văzut, mai are trei oameni pe care încă nu i-am cunoscut și, mai presus de toate, mai are o investiție măreață în pustietate. E musai de văzut reţeta proprietarului și de scris un ghid despre cum reuşeşti în pustiu.
Foto: Bogdan Manta
Text: Cristina Cornilă
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On June 2, 1886, 49-year-old Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to be married in the White House. Cleveland’s bride, Frances Folsom, was the 22-year-old daughter of Cleveland’s late law partner and friend, Oscar Folsom. For years, the bachelor Cleveland acted as executor of Folsom’s estate, but no one suspected his interest in Frances until he proposed marriage after her graduation from Wells College. The intimate wedding ceremony took place in the White House Blue Room with fewer than 40 people present.
Image: Library of Congress
Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the respect in which they were held are the basilica Constantine built over their tombs and the presence of their names in the first eucharistic prayer.
Pope St. Damasus says that he heard the story of these two martyrs from their executioner who became a Christian after their deaths. Marcellinus, a priest, and Peter, an exorcist, died in the year 304. According to a legendary account of their martyrdom, the two Romans saw their imprisonment as just one more opportunity to evangelize and managed to convert their jailer and his family. The legend also says that they were beheaded in the forest so that other Christians wouldn’t have a chance to bury and venerate their bodies. Two women found the bodies, however, and had them properly buried.
Martha Washington was the wife of first US president George Washington. They married in 1759, nearly two years after the death of her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. During the American Revolution, she spent winters in army camps with her husband and organized a women’s sewing circle to mend clothes for the troops. Although the title was not coined until after her death, she is considered the first “First Lady” of the US. She is also the only woman whose portrait has appeared on what? More… Discuss
In 1830, bare-knuckle prizefighter Simon Byrne, Ireland‘s heavyweight boxing champion, fought Alexander McKay, the “Champion of Scotland,” for the right to challenge England‘s heavyweight champ. McKay died of a head injury shortly after losing the lengthy fight, and Byrne was charged but later cleared of manslaughter. Three years later, Byrne fought England’s champion, James Burke. After 3 hours and 99 rounds, Byrne was knocked out. He died days later. What became of Burke after the fatal fight? More… Discuss
Life Savers is an American brand of ring-shaped mints and fruit-flavored hard candy known for its colorful packaging. It was created in 1912 by the father of the poet Hart Crane, Clarence Crane, who was in search of a new summer candy. The pill manufacturer he contracted to press his new line of hard mints found that production improved when the mints were stamped with a hole in the middle. What flavor of the candy exhibits “triboluminescence?” More… Discuss
|Definition:||(adjective) Causing distress or worry or anxiety.|
|Synonyms:||distressful, disturbing, worrisome|
|Usage:||The kindergarten teacher found her student’s erratic behavior to be perturbing, and she resolved to consult with the child’s parents. Discuss.|
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