Daily Archives: September 3, 2016

Today’s Holiday:St. Marinus Day

Today’s Holiday:
St. Marinus Day

This is the official foundation day of the Republic of San Marino, a landlocked area of less than 30 square miles on the Adriatic side of central Italy. The oldest independent country in Europe, San Marino takes its name from St. Marinus. According to legend, he was a deacon and stonemason when one day a woman wrongly identified him as the husband who had deserted her. He barricaded himself in a cave until she gave up, and he spent the rest of his life on Monte Titano as a hermit. The present-day city of San Marino was built on the site where his original hermitage was believed to be.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Louis Sullivan (1856)

Today’s Birthday:
Louis Sullivan (1856)

Sullivan is considered the father of modern American architecture. After working for several Chicago firms, he joined the office of Dankmar Adler in 1879, becoming Adler’s partner at age 24. Their 14-year association produced more than 100 buildings, many of them landmarks. During this period, Frank Lloyd Wright spent six years as an apprentice to Sullivan, who would be a major influence on the younger architect. What famous phrase did Sullivan coin to express his architectural philosophy?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Anne Frank and Family Deported to Auschwitz (1944)

This Day in History:
Anne Frank and Family Deported to Auschwitz (1944)

Thanks to the poignant and insightful diary she left behind, Anne Frank is one of the most renowned and discussed victims of the Holocaust. Her family emigrated to Amsterdam in 1933 to escape the Nazis but was forced into hiding after the Nazis occupied the Netherlands. Betrayed to the Germans in 1944, the Franks were soon sent to Auschwitz, where they were separated by gender. Later, Anne and her sister were moved to Bergen-Belsen, where both died. Did any members of the Frank family survive?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

A man dies as often as he loses his friends.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:The Lafarge Poisoning Case

Article of the Day:
The Lafarge Poisoning Case

In one of the first trials followed by the public through daily newspaper reports, Frenchwoman Marie-Fortunée Lafarge, who stood accused of poisoning her husband with arsenic, was found guilty of murder. Her conviction in 1840 was the first to be based heavily on direct forensic toxicological evidence. During the trial, local experts presented contradictory testimony regarding the presence of arsenic in the victim’s body, and it was ultimately exhumed and tested using what new detection method?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:jalopy

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An old, dilapidated motor vehicle, especially an automobile.
Synonyms: heap, bus
Usage: The jalopy didn’t even make it to the junkyard, breaking into a thousand pieces as soon as we climbed inside.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida – White Roses from the House.

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida – White Roses from the House.

“Crima democraţiei e că a pus la mezat patria…”-Nichifor Crainic 

“România trăieşte sub dictatura capitalismului fără patrie.

Această ţarină e strămoşească, ea are mai presus de toate o valoare morală, ce nu se poate măsura în bani.

Cine îşi vinde pământul săvârşeşte un sacrilegiu fiindcă îşi vinde morţii din el. Crima democraţiei e că a pus la mezat patria, şi aceasta însemnează în principiu detronarea neamului românesc din drepturile lui de rasă regală. În lumina spiritului autohton, invazia străinului e tot una cu o năvălire barbară, ceea ce constitue caz de război defensiv…” – Nichifor Crainic

My Chakra today 

My Chakra today

My Duck today no.2

My Duck today no.2

My Duck today no.1 

My Duck today no.1

The bonfire 

The bonfire

Marc Chagall – (1887- 1985)

Marc Chagall – (1887- 1985)

✍…pasarile, ca si florile, impart cu noi privilegiul de a avea suflet…✍

✍…pasarile, ca si florile, impart cu noi privilegiul de a avea suflet…✍

Apus de soare la poalele Cetăţii Almaşului

Apus de soare la poalele Cetăţii Almaşului


✍…”inainte de a-ti ridica mainile spre cer, ridica-ti sufletul…si inainte de a-ti ridica ochii, ridica-ti gandul spre Dumnezeu”…✍Origene

Monument Valley, Utah

Monument Valley, Utah