Daily Archives: September 20, 2015

Emmys 2015: winners and performances – as it happened


Emmys 2015: winners and performances – as it happened

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Nuclear watchdog head visits Iran site


Nuclear watchdog head visits Iran site http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34310941

Rie Sinclair – No Way Out (“Vampire Diaries” Season 2, Episode 10.)


Rie Sinclair – No Way Out

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Tom Jones: Green, Green Grass Of Home Lyrics



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Green, Green Grass Of Home Lyrics

The old home town looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me is my Mama and Papa

Down the road I look and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, they’ll all come to meet me
Arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home

The old house is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And there’s that old oak tree that I used to play on

Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home

Then I awake and look around me
At four gray walls that surround me
And I realize, yes, I was only dreaming

For there’s a guard and there’s a sad old padre
Arm and arm we’ll walk at daybreak
Again I’ll touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, they’ll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me ‘neath the green, green grass of home

Songwriters
PUTMAN JR., CLAUDE

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Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness


Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness

 

Best Music: Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live in Amsterdam Part 11/13 (Stairway to Heaven)


Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live in Amsterdam Part 11/13 (Stairway to Heaven)

Cat Stevens -Father and Son (lyrics)


Cat Stevens -Father and Son (lyrics)

“Malagueña Salerosa Kill Bill Vol. 2


Robert Rodriguez y su banda “Chingon” interpretando “Malagueña Salerosa” en vivo en la premiere de la pelicula Kill Bill Vol. 2

“Malagueña Salerosa has been Chingonized”

Que bonitos ojos tienes
Debajo de esas dos cejas
Debajo de esas dos cejas
Que bonitos ojos tienes

Ellos me quieren mirar
Pero si tu nos los dejas
Pero si tu nos los dejas
Ni siquiera parpadear

Chorus:

Malagueña salerosa
Besar tus labios quisiera
Besar tus labios quisiera
Malagueña salerosa
Y decirte niña hermosa

Que eres linda y hechicera
Que eres linda y hechicera
Como el candor de una rosa

Si por pobre me desprecias
Yo te concedo razón
Yo te concedo razón
Si por pobre me desprecias

Yo no te ofrezco riquezas
Te ofrezco mi corazón
Te ofrezco mi corazón
A cambio de mi pobreza

Chorus

Y decirte niña hermosa….

Shivaree – Goodnight Moon


Shivaree – Goodnight Moon

“Goodnight Moon”, Shivaree
 
There’s a nail in the door
And there’s glass on the lawn
Tacks on the floor
And the TV is on
And I always sleep with my guns
When you’re gone

There’s a blade by the bed
And a phone in my hand
A dog on the floor
And some cash on the nightstand
When I’m all alone the dreaming stops
And I just can’t stand

What should I do I’m just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
And then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home

Well goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it’s not here soon
I might be done
No it won’t be too soon ’til I say
Goodnight moon

There’s a shark in the pool
And a witch in the tree
A crazy old neighbour and he’s been watching me
And there’s footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall
Something’s under the bed
Now it’s out in the hedge
There’s a big black crow sitting on my window ledge
And I hear something scratching through the wall

Oh what should I do I’m just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
I just hate to be all alone
Outside the door he followed me home
Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it’s not here soon
I might be done
No it won’t be too soon ’til I say
Goodnight moon

Well you’re up so high
How can you save me
When the dark comes here
Tonight to take me up
To my front walk
And into bed where it kisses my face
And eats my head

Oh what should I do I’m just a little baby
What if the lights go out and maybe
And then the wind just starts to moan
Outside the door he followed me home
Now goodnight moon
I want the sun
If it’s not here soon
I might be done
No it won’t be too soon ’til I say
Goodnight moon
No it won’t be too soon ’til I say
Goodnight moon

 

El condor pasa – PERU


El condor pasa – PERU

 

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water


Uploaded on Nov 16, 2009

Studio Version

Lyrics:

When you’re weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I’m on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you’re down and out
When you’re on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you

I’ll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on Silver Girl,
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Simon & Garfunkel’s official audio for ‘The Sound of Silence’.


Lyrics:

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while Iwas sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

Published on Mar 26, 2013

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Georges Brassens: La Parapluie


Published on Feb 20, 2013

Je tenais a partager l’amour que j’ai pour cet artiste et cette chanson.

Paroles:

Il pleuvait fort sur la grand-route,
Elle cheminait sans parapluie,
J’en avait un, volé sans doute
Le matin même à un ami.
Courant alors à sa rescousse,
Je lui propose un peu d’abri
En séchant l’eau de sa frimousse,
D’un air très doux elle m’a dit oui.
Un petit coin de parapluie,
Contre un coin de Paradis.
Elle avait quelque chose d’un ange,
Un petit coin de Paradis,
Contre un coin de parapluie.
Je ne perdait pas au change,
Pardi!
Chemin faisant que se fut tendre
D’ouïr à deux le chant joli
Que l’eau du ciel faisait entendre
Sur le toit de mon parapluie.
J’aurais voulu comme au déluge,
voir sans arrêt tomber la pluie,
Pour la garder sous mon refuge,
Quarante jours, Quarante nuits.
Un petit coin de parapluie,
Contre un coin de Paradis.
Elle avait quelque chose d’un ange,
Un petit coin de Paradis,
Contre un coin de parapluie.
Je ne perdait pas au change,
Pardi!
Mais bêtement, même en orage,
Les routes vont vers des pays.
Bientôt le sien fit un barrage
A l’horizon de ma folie.
Il a fallut qu’elle me quitte,
Après m’avoir dit grand merci.
Et je l’ai vue toute petite
Partir gaiement vers mon oubli.
Un petit coin de parapluie,
Contre un coin de Paradis.
Elle avait quelque chose d’un ange,
Un petit coin de Paradis,
Contre un coin de parapluie.
Je ne perdait pas au change,
Pardi!

Georges Brassens: La Prière Paroles Par Francis Jammes


La Prière Paroles
Par Francis Jammes

Par le petit garçon qui meurt près de sa mère
Tandis que des enfants s’amusent au parterre
Et par l’oiseau blessé qui ne sait pas comment
Son aile tout à coup s’ensanglante et descend
Par la soif et la faim et le délire ardent
Je vous salue, Marie.

Par les gosses battus, par l’ivrogne qui rentre
Par l’âne qui reçoit des coups de pied au ventre
Et par l’humiliation de l’innocent châtié
Par la vierge vendue qu’on a déshabillée
Par le fils dont la mère a été insultée
Je vous salue, Marie.

Par la vieille qui, trébuchant sous trop de poids
S’écrie: ” Mon Dieu ! ” par le malheureux dont les bras
Ne purent s’appuyer sur une amour humaine
Comme la Croix du Fils sur Simon de Cyrène
Par le cheval tombé sous le chariot qu’il traîne
Je vous salue, Marie.

Par les quatre horizons qui crucifient le monde
Par tous ceux dont la chair se déchire ou succombe
Par ceux qui sont sans pieds, par ceux qui sont sans mains
Par le malade que l’on opère et qui geint
Et par le juste mis au rang des assassins
Je vous salue, Marie.

Par la mère apprenant que son fils est guéri
Par l’oiseau rappelant l’oiseau tombé du nid
Par l’herbe qui a soif et recueille l’ondée
Par le baiser perdu par l’amour redonné
Et par le mendiant retrouvant sa monnaie
Je vous salue, Marie.
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Francis Jammes

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Francis Jammes.

Francis Jammes (French pronunciation: ​[ʒam];[1] born 2 December 1868 in Tournay, Hautes-Pyrénées – died 1 November 1938 in Hasparren, Pyrénées-Atlantiques) was a French poet. He spent most of his life in his native region of Béarn and the Basque Country and his poems are known for their lyricism and for singing the pleasures of a humble country life (donkeys, maidens). His later poetry remained lyrical, but also included a strong religious element brought on by his “conversion” to Catholicism (more a return to the faith as he had always been a Catholic).

Biography

He was a mediocre student and failed his baccalauréat with a zero for French.[1]

 
Francis Jammes by Jean Veber

The young author’s first poems began to be read in Parisian literary circles around 1895, and they were appreciated for their fresh tone which broke considerably from symbolist tendencies of the period. Jammes fraternised with other writers, including André Gide (with whom he travelled to Algeria in 1896), Stéphane Mallarmé and Henri de Régnier. His most famous collection of poems — De l’angélus de l’aube à l’angélus du soir (“From morning Angelus to evening Angelus”) — appeared in 1897 in the Mercure de France; Le Deuil des Primevères (“The Mourning of Primulas”) (1901) was also well received. While working up to that point as a notary’s clerk, the author was thenceforth able to live from his writings. In 1905 Francis Jammes, influenced by the poet Paul Claudel with whom he became close, “converted” to Catholicism (in actuality a return to being a practicing Catholic)[1] and his poetry became more austere and occasionally more dogmatic.

In the eyes of Parisian literary circles, Francis Jammes was generally considered a solitary provincial who chose to live a life of retreat in his mountainous Pyrenees, and his poems never became entirely fashionable. The author sought nomination to the Académie française several times, but was never elected.

Jammes was the original author of Georges Brassens‘s song La Prière (“The Prayer”). The lyrics were taken from the poem Les Mystères douloureux (“The Agonies of Christ”) published in the collection L’Église habillée de feuilles (“The Church Clothed in Leaves”) (1906); Brassens changed some of the words to make the text more rhythmic.

Jammes was known to have an ardent passion for field sports, especially game hunting. He was known to have also been a believer in the conservation of endangered species.

Thirteen poems from his cycle Tristesses (“Sorrows”), were set to music by composer Lili Boulanger in 1914 under the title Clairières dans le ciel (“Clearings in the Sky”) a title Jammes had given to an assorted collection of poetry of which Tristesses was a part. The whole cycle was composed for soprano, flute and piano by Michel Bosc.

Works: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29523

 

“The Partisan”, LEONARD COHEN LYRICS


“The Partisan”, LEONARD COHEN LYRICS
When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I’ve lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.

An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.

There were three of us this morning
I’m the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands étaient chez moi (The Germans were at my home)
ils m’ont dit “Résigne-toi” (They said, “Surrender,”)
mais je n’ai pas pu (this I could not do)
j’ai repris mon arme (I took my weapon again)

J’ai changé cent fois de nom (I have changed names a hundred times)
j’ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j’ai tant d’amis (But I have so many friends)
j’ai la France entière (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cachés (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l’ont pris (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise (He died without surprise)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

Cetatea Făgăraşului added a new photo. – Cetatea Făgăraşului


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Morning Glory Sketch


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Morning Glory Sketch

The “Dust Lady” Dies of Cancer


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The “Dust Lady” Dies of Cancer

Don Quixote Sketch


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Don Quixote Sketch

Pink Flamingo Sketch


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Pink Flamingo Sketch

‘He’s a pope for the world’: Francis’s Cuba mass seeks audience beyond the faithful


‘He’s a pope for the world’: Francis’s Cuba mass seeks audience beyond the faithful

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Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro


Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro

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‘He’s a pope for the world’: Francis’s Cuba mass seeks audience beyond the faithful


‘He’s a pope for the world’: Francis’s Cuba mass seeks audience beyond the faithful

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How can Syria conflict be stopped?


How can Syria conflict be stopped?
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Pope celebrates giant Mass in Cuba


Pope celebrates giant Mass in Cuba
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Ben Carson says no Muslim should ever become US president


Ben Carson says no Muslim should ever become US president

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Trump: I would have ‘just listened’ if supporter had opposed black people


Trump: I would have ‘just listened’ if supporter had opposed black people

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Rescued boat refugees held in Turkey ‘threatened with deportation to Syria’


Rescued boat refugees held in Turkey ‘threatened with deportation to Syria’

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Pope Francis at mass in Havana: ‘Service is never ideological’


Pope Francis at mass in Havana: ‘Service is never ideological’

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Isis jihadists and Assad regime enjoy ‘symbiotic’ relationship says John Kerry


Isis jihadists and Assad regime enjoy ‘symbiotic’ relationship says John Kerry

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US to accept extra 30,000 refugees over two years, says John Kerry


US to accept extra 30,000 refugees over two years, says John Kerry

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Pope celebrates giant Mass in Cuba


Pope celebrates giant Mass in Cuba
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Pope Francis prays at Western Wall, leaving note for peace


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great compositions/performances: ENRIQUE GRANADOS.- Danzas Españolas (Piano: Alicia de Larrocha)


ENRIQUE GRANADOS.- Danzas Españolas

Best Romantic Music: Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 10


Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 10

 
 
 
 
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J.S. BACH, Violin Concerto in D minor [after BWV 1052], Europa Galante


J.S. BACH, Violin Concerto in D minor [after BWV 1052], Europa Galante

great compositions/performances: Duo Stoyanova plays Isaac Albeniz- Mallorca Barcarolla op.202


Duo Stoyanova plays Isaac Albeniz- Mallorca Barcarolla op.202

great compositions/performances: Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550


Mozart – Symphony No. 40,

in G minor, K. 550

MUSIC DIVINE: Gabriel Fauré – In Paradisum – Requiem in D Minor Op. 48


Gabriel Fauré – In Paradisum – Requiem in D Minor Op. 48

Martha Argerich plays Schumann – Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15


Martha Argerich Schumann – Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) Op. 15

historic musical bits: BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No.2 Op.5/2 | M.Gendron, J.Françaix | 1950 *vinyl*


BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata No.2 Op.5/2 | M.Gendron, J.Françaix | 1950 *vinyl*

great compositions/performances: Claude Debussy – Images pour orchestre (The Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez)


Claude Debussy – Images pour orchestre

Marele secret din Bucegi: 300 de tabliţe ale dacilor, găsite de Carol I. Topite pentru bani, dosite în Tezaurul de la Moscova sau nedescifrate de nimeni? | adevarul.ro


Istoria celor 300 de tăbliţe din Sinaia, găsite de Regele Carol I la inceperea lucrărilor Castelului Peleş, la 1875, este plină de controverse. Istoricii şi arheologii se întrec în opinii care mai de care mai controversate despre tăbliţele din aur scrise de daci, care, ulterior, ar fi fost topite din ordinul Regelui. Copii ale acestor tăbliţe, făcute din plumb, se găsesc, însă, la Institutului de Arheologie ”Vasile Pârvan” din Bucureşti. Tăbliţele din plumb sunt scrise atât într-o limbă încă necunoscută, cât şi în alfabetul grecesc (cu câteva litere adiţionale), textele fiind însoţite, uneori, şi de imagini. Se presupune că ar fi o cronică a dacilor, pentru că în multe dintre ele apar nume de regi daci şi toponime dacice. Tăbliţele sunt considerate de specialişti falsuri moderne, însă nimeni nu le-a studiat atent până acum. Potrivit legendelor, tăbliţele ar fi fost descoperite în 1875, la începerea lucrărilor Castelului Peleş. Au fost în număr de aproximativ 300 de bucăţi, făcute din aur, care ar fi fost copiate în plumb la cererea Regelui Carol I, care şi-ar fi dat seama de importanţa istorică pe care ar fi putut să o aibă această descoperire, iar apoi topite şi vândute pentru construcţia impunătorului castel. “Privindu-le, însă, cu luare aminte, impresia este de autenticitate“ “Istoria acestor plăcuţe îşi are începutul în urmă cu un secol, la Mănăstirea Sinaia, unde le-a adus nu se ştie cine. Erau în număr de 100, unele dintre ale având 10 kilograme, dar la Institutul de Arheologie există acum doar 35 neinventariate şi mai sunt încă vreo 50 risipite prin alte locuri. Există părerea că ar fi fost de aur, iar cele care au rămas nu sunt altceva decât nişte replici în plumb. Privindu-le, însă, cu luare aminte, impresia este de autenticitate. Au fost numite pornindu-se de la propensiunea acestuia de a inventa un alfabet getic în polemosul său cu Grigore Tocilescu”, arată istoricul George Coandă, în lucrarea sa “Vechi coduri ale românilor”. Aurora Peţan, cercetător lingvistic, dar şi Dan Romalo, în cartea sa celebră , spune că tăbliţele nu sunt falsuri, considerând că ne aflăm în faţa unor mărturii despre o străveche scriere traco-getică. “Trimise în Marea Britanie pentru a se face analiza alaijului, plăcuţele, s-a dovedit, sunt autentice. Tăbliţele din Bucegi ne deconsipiră vechimea limbii geto-dacilor, care, revendicându-se, de bună seamă, din limba bază pelasgică este egală în drepturi cu latina. Aşadar, şi latina şi geto-daca au acelaşi izvor”, mai spune Coandă în lucrarea sa.

Source: Marele secret din Bucegi: 300 de tabliţe ale dacilor, găsite de Carol I. Topite pentru bani, dosite în Tezaurul de la Moscova sau nedescifrate de nimeni? | adevarul.ro

Misterioşii voievozi care au întemeiat Moldova, dar care nu apar în manualele de istorie. Cine sunt Costea, Ştefan şi Muşata, strămoşii lui Ştefan cel Mare | adevarul.ro


Întemeierea Moldovei este învăluită în mister. Cu atât mai mult întemeietorii ei, un şir de voievozi cu origini şi domnii incerte, care stârnesc şi astăzi controverse. Despre ei nu se studiază la şcoală şi, în general, nimeni nu pare să ştie cu siguranţă despre faptele şi existenţa lor. Cu toate acestea, ei sunt întemeietorii celei mai mari dinastii din istoria Moldovei. Ştiri pe aceeaşi temă Cât de bogaţi erau voievozii români: îi împrumutau cu aur pe regii Eur… Pe zidurile vechii biserici voievodale de la Rădăuţi, din sânul aşezării monahale de la Bogdana, se află un şir de voievozi ai Moldovei. Poartă coroană şi aduc închinăciune strămoşilor şi Divinităţii. Despre ei, istoricii spun că sunt întemeietorii statului medieval Moldova şi strămoşii direcţi ai ilustrului voievod Ştefan al III-lea cel Mare. Când vine vorba despre identificarea lor, adică cum se numesc, cât au trăit şi ce fapte au săvârşit, aproape se aşterne tăcerea. ”Tabloul votiv de la Rădăuţi ascunde un mister: personajele sale au rămas, până astăzi, neidentificate cu precizie”, spunea academicianul Ştefan Gorovei, un specialist în istoria medievală a Moldovei. Cu toate acestea, felurite ipoteze, dar şi studiul documentelor au scos la iveală supoziţii cu privire la începuturile Moldovei mediavale şi a misterioşilor ei voievozi. Costea voievod, întemeitor de dinastie La prima vedere şi, aşa cum a fost publicată în numeroase cărţi de specialitate, genealogia voievozilor moldoveni este simplă. Întemeitorul este Bogdan I (1363 – 1367), urmat de fratele său Laţcu( 1367 – 1373), de nepotul său Petru I (1375 – 1391) şi, mai apoi, de Roman I (1391 – 1394) şi de Ştefan I (1394 – 1397). Acestă genealogie ascunde, însă, numeroase mistere. În cei trei ani care au trecut de la moartea lui Laţcu până la înscăunarea lui Petru I, nu se cunoaşte cu precizie numele voievodului. Apare, în schimb, un misterios Costea Voievod, care ar fi întemeiat celebra dinastie a Muşatinilor, din care se va ridica Ştefan cel Mare.

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today’s holiday: Walloon Regional Day


Walloon Regional Day

Each of the autonomous regions of Belgium observes its own feast day. September is a month of celebration for Belgium’s Walloon Region. In addition to the local traditional festivities, Walloon Regional Day takes place on the third Sunday of the month, and the Feast Day of the French Community is held in Wallonia during September. Established as a federal state in 1993, Wallonia is Belgium’s largest region, making up 55 percent of the country’s territory. The main festivities take place in the regional capital, Nemur. More… Discuss

quotation: The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others. Homer


The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.

Homer (900 BC-800 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Upton Sinclair (1878)


Upton Sinclair (1878)

Sinclair was a prolific American novelist and socialist activist who wrote over 90 books, including The Jungle, a best-selling muckraking exposé of conditions in the Chicago meat-packing industry that aroused public indignation and resulted in the passage of food inspection laws in the US. He also organized a socialist reform movement in the 1930s and won the Democratic nomination for governor of California but was defeated in 1934. For what book was Sinclair awarded the Pulitzer Prize? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Battle of the Sexes (1973)


The Battle of the Sexes (1973)

Though she won 67 tournament titles in her career, American tennis player Billie Jean King is perhaps best known for the “Battle of the Sexes” against former champion Bobby Riggs. In 1973, Riggs emerged from retirement and defeated Margaret Court in a nationally televised match. Proclaiming the superiority of the male athlete over the female no matter what the age, he challenged Billie Jean King, who accepted and routed him in three straight sets. How many people reportedly watched the match? More… Discuss

Paul Klee


Paul Klee

Paul Klee was a Swiss painter, graphic artist, art theorist, and violinist. His early introduction to music played a large role in the way he approached his art and its imagery. Klee often varied the media and style in which he worked and produced over 10,000 works before his death. He also taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture with his friend and fellow artist Wassily Kandinsky. During WWI, Klee served in the German army; what was his job? More… Discuss

word: stokehold


stokehold

Definition: (noun) The area or compartment into which a ship’s furnaces or boilers open.
Synonyms: fireroom, stokehole
Usage: When the ship was sinking, many passengers were able to escape, but the stokehold crew was trapped below deck. Discuss.