Daily Archives: September 13, 2016

If IT is not in this world, create the one world where IT is…


If IT is not in this world, create the one world where IT is…

“Life passes by fast” by Tom Hussey


“Life passes by fast” by Tom Hussey

Today’s Birthday:Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (1766)


Today’s Birthday:
Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (1766)

Wilson was an American Revolutionary War veteran who owned a meatpacking plant in Troy, New York. He provided beef to the army during the War of 1812 in barrels stamped “US,” indicating that they were US property. According to some sources, the soldiers began joking that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam,” referring to Wilson, unwittingly inventing the character that would soon come into widespread use as a symbol of the US government. What resolution regarding Wilson did Congress pass in 1961?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Michelangelo Begins Carving His Statue of David (1501)


This Day in History:
Michelangelo Begins Carving His Statue of David (1501)

Begun when the artist was just 26 years old and completed three years later, Michelangelo’s David is considered the prime example of the Renaissance ideal of perfect humanity and a masterpiece of sculpture. The 17-ft (5.2-m) marble figure differs from other representations of David in that he appears tense and is not carrying the head of the slain Goliath. A replica of David on display in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has a detachable fig-leaf that was made for whose visit?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Edwin Abbott


Quote of the Day:
Edwin Abbott

Mark his perfect self-contentment, and hence learn this lesson, that to be self-contented is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Mail Art


Article of the Day:
Mail Art

Some claim that mail art, an art form that uses the postal system as a medium, began when Cleopatra had herself delivered to Julius Caesar in a rolled-up carpet, but the thousands-strong, international network of mail artists as it exists today is a more recent development, evolving between the 1950s and 90s. Mail artists typically exchange ephemera in the form of decorated envelopes, illustrated letters, artist trading cards, and many other items. Who is deemed the pioneer of modern mail art?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:arboreal


Word of the Day:
arboreal

Definition: (adjective) Relating to or resembling a tree.
Synonyms: arborical, arborous
Usage: Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal shelter into two rooms—one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thuran.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch