Daily Archives: September 16, 2016

Today’s Holiday:Monterey Jazz Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Monterey Jazz Festival

This festival is a three-day celebration of jazz held since 1958 outside Monterey, California, at the Monterey Fairgrounds, where seven stages accommodate dozens of acts and 40,000 fans. Jimmy Lyons, a West Coast disc jockey, is credited with starting the first festival, and since then it has attracted top jazz artists. Among the many who have appeared are Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, and Pee Wee Russell. Booths outside the arena sell food for every taste, from sweet-potato pies to tacos to beef teriyaki.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Maureen Connolly (1934)

Today’s Birthday:
Maureen Connolly (1934)

Known as “Little Mo,” Connolly was one of America’s greatest female tennis players. At 14, she became the youngest winner of the National Girl’s Tournament. At 16, she became the youngest player to win the US national singles championship and successfully defended the title in the two years that followed. She also won three straight Wimbledon championships starting in 1952. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year. Why did she retire at age 19?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:US Constitution Signed in Philadelphia (1787)

This Day in History:
US Constitution Signed in Philadelphia (1787)

The US Constitution embodies the fundamental principles upon which the American republic is conducted. It was drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and signed in 1787, and it was ratified by the required number of states the following year. It superseded the Articles of Confederation in force since 1781 and established the system of federal government that began to function in 1789. It includes seven articles and a preamble. How many amendments have since been adopted?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Gilbert Chesterton

Quote of the Day:
Gilbert Chesterton

By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.

Article of the Day:Wish Trees

Article of the Day:
Wish Trees

Identified by the faithful as possessing special spiritual value, wish trees are individual trees which have been distinguished—often by species, position, or appearance—as the objects of wishes. Visitors commonly offer up coins, liquor, and other gifts in order to gain fulfillment of their desires. Among the most famous wish tree visitors was Queen Victoria, whose 1877 visit to an oak in the Scottish Highlands brought it much fame. How are Christmas trees connected to the concept of wish trees?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:wharfage

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats.
Synonyms: pier, dock
Usage: After the storm, she stood at the end of the wharfage, waiting for her brother’s boat to return.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Ruben Monakhov – Amsterdam after rain (2009)

Ruben Monakhov – Amsterdam after rain (2009)

Munch: Separation, 1896

Munch: Separation, 1896

Everyone’s got their heroes…

Everyone’s got their heroes…

France 24 : Five must-see art exhibits in Paris this autumn

Five must-see art exhibits in Paris this autumn


France 24 : As Turkey seeks Fethullah Gulen’s extradition, how will the US respond?

As Turkey seeks Fethullah Gulen’s extradition, how will the US respond?


France 24 : Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Assange over rape allegation

Swedish court upholds arrest warrant for Assange over rape allegation


BBC News: Edward Snowden hits out at critical report into his activities

Edward Snowden hits out at critical report into his activities – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37380274

My colorful dream

My colorful dream

My Chakra today no.2 

My Chakra today no.2

Up in smoke 

Up in smoke

The hunter in wait

The hunter in wait

My Chakra today no.1 

My Chakra today no.1



My Flower today 

My Flower today

My birds on the wire today 

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today 

My Duck today

Watch “Respighi – Pini di Roma – Karajan Osaka 1984 (3/3)” on YouTube

Watch “Noam Chomsky on ISIS” on YouTube

Watch “Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 [COMPLETE]” on YouTube

Watch “Keaton Henson – You” on YouTube


If you must wait,
Wait for them here in my arms as I shake
If you must weep,
Do it right here in my bed as I sleep
If you must mourn, my love
Mourn with the moon and the stars up above
If you must mourn,
Don’t do it alone

If you must leave,
Leave as though fire burns under your feet
If you must speak,
Speak every word as though it were unique
If you must die, sweetheart
Die knowing your life was my life’s best part
And if you must die,
Remember your life

You are
You are
Oh, you are
You are

If you must fight,
Fight with yourself and your thoughts in the night
If you must work,
Work to leave some part of you on this earth
If you must live, darling one,

Just live
Just live
Just live

Watch “Keaton Henson – Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us” on YouTube


Cascada Bâlea, Munții FăgărașFoto: Albin Fulvius Sebastianwww.facebook.com/Photo-Mania-238273339613983/


La forza di volontà è il segreto più profondo di ogni vittoria. G. Sali

Paul Gauguin – Houses in le Pouldu – 1890

Paul Gauguin – Houses in le Pouldu – 1890

Ruben Monakhov (1970-) – Frosty evening (2012)

Ruben Monakhov (1970-) – Frosty evening (2012)