Daily Archives: September 21, 2015

Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right – Bob Dylan

Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right – Bob Dylan

great compositions/performances: Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 – Leonard Bernstein

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 – Leonard Bernstein

historic musical bits: Kempff – Brahms Intermezzo op.117 no.1 in E flat

Kempff – Brahms Intermezzo op.117 no.1 in E flat

JS Bach in Venice,Concerto BWV 975 after Antonio Vivaldi

JS Bach in Venice,Concerto BWV 975 after Antonio Vivaldi

Saint of the Day for Monday, September 21st, 2015: St. Matthew

Image of St. Matthew

St. Matthew

St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel. This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was … continue reading

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today’s holiday: Belize Independence Day

Belize Independence Day

On September 21, 1981, Belize gained independence from Britain. Belize was formerly known as British Honduras and had been internally self-governing since 1965. Independence Day is a national public holiday in Belize. Celebrations begin more than a week before the 21st with dances, pageants, sporting events, and concerts, and culminate with parades and patriotic ceremonies. More… Discuss

quotation: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty.Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) Discuss

today’s birthday: Maurice Barrymore (1849)

Maurice Barrymore (1849)

Maurice Barrymore was the first in the famous family of Barrymore actors. In 1875, a few years after he began his acting career in London, Barrymore went to New York and became an instant success. Over the next 25 years, he starred in a variety of roles. In 1876, he married Georgiana Drew, the actress daughter of famous British-American actors John and Louisa Lane Drew, thus founding what would become known as “The Royal Family of Broadway.” Who are the other famous Barrymore actors? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Hindu Milk Miracle (1995)

The Hindu Milk Miracle (1995)

On September 21, 1995, news spread around the world that Hindu worshipers in India and several other countries were experiencing what they considered a miracle. At numerous temples, thousands of Hindus were spooning offerings of milk to statutes of deities, especially the elephant-headed god Ganesha, and claiming that the milk—which appeared to disappear from the spoons—was being miraculously consumed by the gods. What scientific explanation was given for the phenomenon? More… Discuss



An o-ring is a rubber ring that is used in machinery as a seal against substances like oil and air. Although it is one of the most commonly used seals, it is forever linked to a catastrophic failure. After the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, investigators determined that the o-ring seal in one of the shuttle’s solid fuel rockets failed due to a loss of elasticity that resulted from the low temperature at launch time. How was this problem later demonstrated at a news conference? More… Discuss

word: decanter


Definition: (noun) A vessel used for decanting, especially a decorative bottle used for serving wine.
Synonyms: carafe
Usage: Sir Percival was sitting at the table with a decanter of wine before him. Discuss.

Amy Schumer’s smoky eye and five more possible Emmy memes

Amy Schumer’s smoky eye and five more possible Emmy memes


Meet the aspiring writers behind your fortune cookie messages

Meet the aspiring writers behind your fortune cookie messages


Emmys 2015 fashion: the best looks from the red carpet

Emmys 2015 fashion: the best looks from the red carpet


From France 24 :

Russian involvement in war game-changer for Syria


From France 24 :

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones’ win at Emmys


Syria: What should world do?

Syria: What should world do?

Growing numbers quit terror group citing racism, “exploitation”

Growing numbers quit terror group citing racism, “exploitation”

From NPR News

Francis Celebrates Mass In Havana’s Revolution Square http://n.pr/1KumCwj

From NPR News

How Equal Is American Opportunity? Survey Shows Attitudes Vary By Race http://n.pr/1KsyKPt

From NPR News

Kerry: U.S. Will Take 100,000 Refugees A Year By 2017 http://n.pr/1gEehP3

Popular ad-blocker withdrawn

Popular ad-blocker withdrawn http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articles/34302253

IS defectors ‘speaking out more’

IS defectors ‘speaking out more’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34313337

Game of Thrones breaks Emmy record

Game of Thrones breaks Emmy record http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34311316

EU divided on migrants as talks due

EU divided on migrants as talks due http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34311254