Daily Archives: August 2, 2016

Watch “Crossing Jordan – 5×10 – “Loves me not” W&J” on YouTube (a long due homage!)

Watch “Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet” on YouTube


“Not Dark Yet” lyrics

Shadows are fallin’ and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep and time is runnin’ away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there.

Well, my sense of humanity has gone down the drain
Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain
She wrote me a letter and she wrote it so kind
She put down in writin’ what was in her mind
I just don’t see why I should even care
It’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there.

Well, I’ve been to London and I been to gay Paris
I’ve followed the river and I got to the sea
I’ve been down on the bottom of the world full of lies
I ain’t lookin’ for nothin’ in anyone’s eyes
Sometimes my burden is more than I can bear
It’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there.

I was born here and I’ll die here against my will
I know it looks like I’m movin’ but I’m standin’ still
Every nerve in my body is so naked and numb
I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from
Don’t even hear the murmur of a prayer
It’s not dark yet but it’s gettin’ there.

Today’s Holiday: Virgen de Los Angeles Day Costa Rica honors its patron saint,

Today’s Holiday:
Virgen de Los Angeles Day
Costa Rica honors its patron saint,
La Virgen de los Angeles (also known as La Negrita), on this day. La Negrita is a statue of the Virgin Mary carved in dark wood, which is how La Negrita (“little dark one”) earned its name. It is housed in the Basilica Virgen de Los Angeles in Cartago, next to a small stream. People from all over the country come to Cartago on August 2 to celebrate the mass at the Basilica, pray to Little Negrita, and collect water from the stream. Celebrations include street fairs, live music, and feasts throughout Costa Rica.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Carroll O’Connor (1924)

Today’s Birthday:
Carroll O’Connor (1924)

O’Connor was an American actor who started out on the stage and appeared in a number of movies in the 1950s and 60s. He gained fame in the 70s and early 80s playing Archie Bunker in All in the Family and Archie Bunker’s Place, winning numerous Emmy awards for his portrayal of the bigoted yet loveable blue-collar family man. He later starred as a progressive Southern sheriff on the TV show In the Heat of the Night. Which of O’Connor’s relatives also had a role on that show?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Potsdam Conference Concludes (1945)

This Day in History:
Potsdam Conference Concludes (1945)

The Potsdam Conference was an Allied conference held in the Berlin suburb of Potsdam after Germany’s surrender in World War II. Representing the US, USSR, and UK, respectively, Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill met there to discuss European peace settlements and reparations, the administration of Germany, the demarcation of Poland, the occupation of Austria, the USSR’s role in eastern Europe, and the war against Japan. Who replaced Churchill during the conference?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Krypteia

Article of the Day:

In the Spartan tradition of Krypteia, young men who successfully completed their rigorous training regime were sent into the countryside unarmed and told to kill any members of Sparta’s serf population, or “Helots,” that they encountered at night and to take any food they needed. The tradition derives it name from a Greek word meaning “hidden, secret things,” and its goal and nature are still a matter of debate among historians. What purposes do scholars believe Krypteia served?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: asthenopia

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem.
Synonyms: eyestrain
Usage: The jeweler developed asthenopia due to the long hours he spent fitting small clasps on thin chains.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch