Daily Archives: August 31, 2017

BBC News: US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes


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

US orders Russia to close consulate and two annexes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41115352

BBC News: US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes


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

US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41118992

Preview Talk: Beethoven’s Fifth – SoundCloud


Listen to Preview Talk: Beethoven’s Fifth by PacificSymphony #np on #SoundCloud

Hendrick Avercamp – Winterlandschap met schaatsers, gedetaileerd 1608 (Hendrick Avercamp – Wonderland with skaters, detail 1608)


Hendrick Avercamp - Wonderland with skaters,  detail  1608

Hendrick Avercamp – Winterlandschap met schaatsers, gedetaileerd 1608

( Hendrick Avercamp – Wonderland with skaters, detail 1608 )

The Ghent altarpiece Virgin Mary. Jan van Eyk (1390-1441)


The Ghent altarpiece Virgin Mary. Jan van Eyk (1390-1441)

The Ghent altarpiece Virgin Mary. Jan van Eyk (1390-1441)

” St. Gerome in Meditation ” 16th century Artist: Giorgio Vasari Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance)


” St. Gerome in Meditation ” 16th century Artist: Giorgio Vasari Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance)

There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves. ~ Rumi.


There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves. ~ Rumi.

There is nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves. ~ Rumi.

Michele Tosini (1503–1577) Leda y el cisne


Michele Tosini (1503–1577) Leda y el cisne

Michele Tosini (1503–1577) Leda y el cisne

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

Everliving music: Watch “Valentina Lisitsa. Beethoven Brahms Schumann Schubert Liszt” on YouTube


BBC News: Trial raises Parkinson’s therapy hope


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

Trial raises Parkinson’s therapy hope – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41099870

BBC News: Marvel star slates ‘racist’ Hollywood over name change


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

Marvel star slates ‘racist’ Hollywood over name change http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41107089

Today’s Holiday: Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

After being subjected to British rule since 1802, Trinidad and Tobago became an independent commonwealth state on this day in 1962. This national holiday is celebrated amid a Carnival atmosphere, with an elaborate military parade accompanied by calypsos at the Queen’s Park Savannah. Religious services are varied to accommodate the Yoruba Orisha, Hindu, Muslim, Baptist, and other faiths represented in the citizenry. Later in the day, awards are presented at the National Awards Ceremony to those who have notably served their country. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Commodus (161 CE) The son of Marcus


Today’s Birthday:
Commodus (161 CE)
The son of Marcus

Aurelius, Commodus was a Roman emperor who ruled from 180 to 192 CE—a period some historians consider the beginning of the empire’s decline. Though his reign was fairly peaceful, Commodus was a tyrant who spent lavishly on gladiatorial combats, persecuted the Senate, and tried to rename Rome after himself. He fancied himself a gladiator, frequently killing exotic animals. His mistress and advisors had him strangled. He considered himself the reincarnation of what mythical hero? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Thomas Edison Patents Kinetoscope in the US (1897)


This Day in History:
Thomas Edison Patents Kinetoscope in the US (1897)

Developed by Edison’s assistant, W.K.L. Dickson, the kinetoscope was a precursor to the modern motion-picture projector. It works through a phenomenon known as “persistence of vision,” in which a sequence of images creates the illusion of motion. Initially, Edison hoped to synchronize the images with sound, but he was unable to achieve this. The kinetoscope was designed to be viewed by one person at a time. Why did Edison supposedly balk at the idea of projecting films before larger audiences? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson


Quote of the Day:
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Pythian Games


Article of the Day:
The Pythian Games

Also known as the Delphic Games, the Pythian Games were one of the four Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were founded sometime before the 5th century BCE and were held every four years at the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, two years before each Olympic Games. Unlike the Olympic Games, they also featured music, art, and poetry competitions, which pre-dated the athletic portion of the games and were said to have been started by Apollo after he did what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: last-minute


Idiom of the Day:
last-minute

(used before a noun) Done at the very last possible moment or opportunity. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: thence


Word of the Day:
thence

Definition: (adverb) From that place; from there.
Synonyms: therefrom
Usage: The train went south into Switzerland and thence on to Italy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch