Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Gospel of the Day, October 3, 2017 – Lk. 9:51-56:


Gospel of the Day, October 3, 2017 – Lk. 9:51-56:
When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?” Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village.

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Today’s Holiday: Korea National Foundation Day


Today’s Holiday:
Korea National Foundation Day

This national holiday in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), also known as Gaecheon-jeol, commemorates the legendary founding of the Korean nation in 2333 BCE by Tangun. Prince Hwan-ung left heaven to rule earth from Mt. T’aebaek and bore a son called Tangun Wanggom, meaning Sandalwood King. When he grew up, he built his own city and called his new kingdom Choson. The myth is important in that it links the Korean people with a heavenly origin. The holiday is celebrated with ceremonies at the ancient rock altar of Tangun, on the summit of Mt. Mani on Kanghwa Island, about 25 miles west of Seoul. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Alain-Fournier (1886)


Today’s Birthday:
Alain-Fournier (1886)

Henri-Alban Fournier, who published as Alain-Fournier, was a French novelist known for his single full-length work, Le Grand Meaulnes. The poetic novel about a youthful search for the ideal was published in 1913 and is now considered a classic of French literature. Set in an imaginary locale, it is a blend of the author’s own childhood and his mystical ideas. Though he began work on a second novel in 1914, he was killed in action in WWI that year. When was his body finally identified? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: George Washington Creates Thanksgiving Day (1789)


This Day in History:
George Washington Creates Thanksgiving Day (1789)

Though the feast held in 1621 may be better remembered, the first official national Thanksgiving in the US was declared in 1789. On that day, Washington, the president at the time, offered thanks for “the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty” following the revolution. Thanksgiving feasts were declared sporadically until 1863, when President Lincoln established it as a lasting holiday. Traditionally, the president pardons a live turkey each year. Why have recent presidents pardoned two? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry James


Quote of the Day:
Henry James

Patriotism is like charity—it begins at home. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Cursus Honorum


Article of the Day:
Cursus Honorum

A Latin phrase meaning “course of honors,” the cursus honorum was the sequential order of public offices held by politicians in both the Roman Republic and the early Empire. The cursus honorum forbade repeating an office, and it set a minimum age for election to each post and minimum intervals between holding successive offices. However, these rules were often ignored toward the end of the Republic. At what age could candidates be elected to their first official post? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: let (the) perfect be the enemy of (the) good


Idiom of the Day:
let (the) perfect be the enemy of (the) good

To allow the demand, desire, or insistence for perfection decrease the chances of obtaining a good or favorable result in the end. (Usually used in the negative as an imperative.) Watch the video..: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: mantel


Word of the Day:
mantel

Definition: (noun) The protruding shelf over a fireplace.
Synonyms: chimneypiece, mantelpiece
Usage: There were also perhaps a dozen candles about, two in brass candlesticks upon the mantel and several in sconces, so that the room was brilliantly illuminated.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Warren Zevon – Don’t Let Us Get Sick (live acoustic)” on YouTube


The Genius of jazz: Watch “Duke Ellington and His Orch. – Solitude (1934)” on YouTube


Solitude

Lyrics

In my solitude
You haunt me
With dreadful ease
Of days gone by

In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die

I sit in my chair
And filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad

In my solitude
I’m afraid
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

I sit in my chair
Filled with despair
There’s no one
Could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad

In my solitude
I’m afraid
Dear Lord above
Send me back my love

Songwriters: Duke Ellington / Eddie De Lange / Irving Mills

Solitude lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

No words, no comment: Watch “Ben Webster – Solitude” on YouTube


Krysten Ritter : Jessica Jones 2 Coming in 2018


Krysten Ritter: Jessica Jones 2 Coming in 2018

BBC News: Las Vegas shooting: More than 50 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel


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

Las Vegas shooting: More than 50 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41466116

Un articol care merită citit! Doamna Stanca: o “iubită” din copilărie


http://wp.me/pSXsm-4cE

Cetatea Făgărașului


Bustul Doamnei Stanca, din Făgăraș, ridicat în anul 1938. Sculptor Spiridon Georgescu

Bustul Doamnei Stanca, din Făgăraș, ridicat în anul 1938. Sculptor Spiridon Georgescu

https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier%3ADoamnastanca%2B.jpg

Cetatea Făgărașului


“Amurg în Cetatea Făgărașului”, peisaj realizat de Valeriu Pantazi.

https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fi%C8%99ier%3AAmurg_%C3%AEn_Cetatea_Fagarasului.jpg