Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

” The Alm of St.Antoninus ” 1542 Artist: Lorenzo Lotto At Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo , Venice

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

789 days till Chrismas…

789 days till Chrismas...

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

Watch “Growing Up Leonard Cohen” on YouTube

Watch “Leonard Cohen Resting Place, grave, tomb, Montreal Canada” on YouTube

Memorable music: Watch “LEONARD COHEN : Live in Iceland 1988 (Remarkable concert with excellent audio)” on YouTube

Watch “ROME: Travel Guide – Top 10 THINGS to SEE and DO” on YouTube

BBC News: Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40787520

Today’s Holiday: Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day

Today’s Holiday:
Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day

Since 1985, August 1 has been celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago as Emancipation Day, rather than Columbus Discovery Day, as in former years. Slavery was abolished in 1833 throughout the British Empire, and eventually slaves in the colony of Trinidad and Tobago were freed. The day begins with an all-night vigil and includes religious services, cultural events, processions past historic landmarks, addresses by dignitaries, and an evening of shows with a torchlight procession to the National Stadium. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (10 BCE)

Today’s Birthday:
Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (10 BCE)

The nephew of Tiberius, Claudius became the Roman emperor unexpectedly, after Caligula was murdered. Sickly, unattractive, and scholarly, he tended to disfavor the upper classes and cater to the freedmen. He expanded the frontiers, invading Britain in 43 CE. He spent lavishly on public works and extended Roman citizenship throughout the empire. Having executed his scheming third wife, he married his niece, who then likely poisoned him. What modern diagnoses might explain his lifelong ill health? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Swiss Confederation Is Formed (1291)

This Day in History:
The Swiss Confederation Is Formed (1291)

Despite its ethnic and religious diversity, Switzerland has maintained one of the world’s oldest democracies for more than 700 years. Concerned about the encroaching Habsburg Empire, the three mountain communes of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden formed a defensive league in 1291, laying the foundations of the Swiss Confederation. Today, Switzerland is well known for its neutrality and reluctance to join the European Union. In 2002, it became one of the last nations to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Agatha Christie

Quote of the Day:
Agatha Christie

The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Freenet

Article of the Day:

Freenet is a decentralized, censorship-resistant distributed data store. It aims to provide freedom of speech through a peer-to-peer network that pools the contributed bandwidth and storage space of member computers, allowing users to anonymously publish or retrieve information. Designed to be highly survivable, it has no central servers and is not subject to the control of any one entity. What is “darknet”? More…

Idiom of the Day: receive (one’s) just deserts

Idiom of the Day:
receive (one’s) just deserts

To receive that which one deserves, especially a punishment or unfavorable outcome. (Note: The phrase is often misspelled as “just desserts,” due to the pronunciation of “deserts” and “desserts” being the same in this context.) Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: intemperance

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence.
Synonyms: self-indulgence
Usage: A slouching, moody, drunken sloven, wasted by intemperance and vice, sat on the stoop and lamented his lot in life.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch