Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

Russia may overrule European law

Russia may overrule European law



What does rosemary do to your brain?

What does rosemary do to your brain?



Antony singing If It Be Your Will (sometimes , people find their voice, and once in a while they recognize genius)

Antony singing If It Be Your Will (poem and song by the genius of Leonard Cohen )

Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”

Va amintesc: Din Muzica Popoarelor: Irish & Celtic Music Collection 1

Irish & Celtic Music Collection 1

great compositions/performances: Ennio Morricone – Cinema Paradiso (In Concerto – Venezia 10.11.07)

Ennio Morricone – Cinema Paradiso (In Concerto – Venezia 10.11.07)


Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 14th, 2015: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Image of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin, was canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

today’s holiday: Tekakwitha Feast Day

Tekakwitha Feast Day

The first Native American to be beatified, Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) is a venerated figure among both Catholics and Native Americans. Catholic churches hold mass on her feast day, during which congregants may offer prayers to God through her intercession. Among the North American churches and shrines, sites that have noteworthy feast day celebrations are the National Kateri Shrine in Fonda, New York, where she first encountered Christianity, and the Kateri Center at the Saint Francis-Xavier Mission at Kahnawake, Quebec, where she lived following her conversion. More… Discuss

quotation: My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt. Anna Sewell

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.

Anna Sewell (1820-1878) Discuss

today’s birthday: Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785)

Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785)

An American journalist, playwright, and diplomat, Noah was the first Jew born in the United States to reach national prominence. After finding success as a diplomat, Noah held several public offices in New York City, edited and founded many newspapers, including the New York Enquirer and The Evening Star, and wrote plays such as She Would Be a Soldier. In the 1820s, he unsuccessfully attempted to buy Grand Island in the Niagara River to use for what purpose? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: First Ascent of the Matterhorn (1865)

First Ascent of the Matterhorn (1865)

English illustrator Edward Whymper developed an interest in mountaineering after being sent to sketch the mountain scenery of Switzerland in 1860. In 1865, after several failed attempts, he and his expedition party became the first to climb the Matterhorn—one of the last Alpine mountains to be ascended. Tragically, during the descent, four of his companions were killed in a fall. Whymper describes his experiences in Scrambles Amongst the Alps. What did he write about the accident? More… Discuss

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Marco Polo was a Venetian trader and explorer who, together with his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China and visit with Genghis Khan’s grandson, Kublai Khan. Polo helped generate extraordinary interest in the Far East among Europeans, and his book, Il Milione, was an instant hit at a time when books had to be painstakingly copied by hand. What famous explorer carried a heavily annotated copy of Polo’s book? More… Discuss

word: outlander


Definition: (noun) A person from a foreign country; a foreigner.
Synonyms: alien, foreigner, noncitizen
Usage: As long as the number of outlanders remained small, the natives were friendly toward them. Discuss.

Hadron Collider discovers new particle

Hadron Collider discovers new particle



The plant that can kill and cure

The plant that can kill and cure



From France 24 :

Timeline: A history of Iranian nuclear diplomacy



Decline in new Ebola cases stalls

Decline in new Ebola cases stalls



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US considers transgender service

US considers transgender service



Banks face new legal action on forex

Banks face new legal action on forex



‘Softener’ may help kill cancers

‘Softener’ may help kill cancers