Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

Avremmo bisogno di tre vite: una per sbagliare, una per correggere gli errori, una per riassaporare il tutto. A. Jess


Avremmo bisogno di tre vite:una per sbagliare,una per correggere gli errori,una per riassaporare il tutto.A. Jess

Avremmo bisogno di tre vite:
una per sbagliare,
una per correggere gli errori,
una per riassaporare il tutto.

A. Jess

Today’s Holiday: Señor de los Milagros


Today’s Holiday:
Señor de los Milagros

A religious brotherhood affiliated with the church of Las Nazarenas in Lima, Peru, has maintained an annual devotional procession that began in the 17th century and centers on a painting of Christ, known as Señor de los Milagros, or Lord of the Miracles. Many men are required to carry the two-ton litter, upon which rests the portion of the wall with the painting. The procession attracts thousands of people, making it one of the most well attended processions in South America. Along the route, food stands offer numerous delicacies, especially the traditional sweet, Turrón de Doña Pepa. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Evelyn Waugh (1903)


Today’s Birthday:
Evelyn Waugh (1903)

Waugh was an English novelist who is widely considered the greatest satirist of his generation. His novels, characterized by sardonic wit, technical brilliance, and his devoted Catholicism, include A Handful of Dust and Brideshead Revisited. Waugh also wrote amusing travel books. After service in World War II, he led a retired life, and his writing grew increasingly misanthropic. In 1925, Waugh’s suicide attempt was thwarted when he was coincidentally attacked by what animal? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Harvard College Is Founded (1636)


This Day in History:
Harvard College Is Founded (1636)

Founded with a grant from the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Harvard College was named for its first benefactor, John Harvard. He bequeathed his books and about £780 to the fledgling college. The oldest and one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the US, Harvard originally trained Puritan ministers. Today, it has the largest university endowment in the US, estimated at more than $25 billion in 2009. Why did Harvard athletes first adopt the color red? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Homer


Quote of the Day:
Homer

Light is the task where many share the toil. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Reeducation Camp


Article of the Day:
Reeducation Camp

“Reeducation Camp” is the official name given to prison camps operated by the Vietnamese government following the Vietnam War. Both a means of revenge and a sophisticated repression and indoctrination system, the camps were used by the government to “reeducate”—through hard labor—several hundred thousand former military officers and government workers from South Vietnam. Tens of thousands are estimated to have died under the harsh conditions. Were the prisoners ever released? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a shame


Idiom of the Day:
a shame

An unfortunate situation. The term is used either in consolation or ironically. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: febrile


Word of the Day:
febrile

Definition: (adjective) Of, relating to, or characterized by fever.
Synonyms: feverish
Usage: The mother took her febrile and sweating child to the pediatrician.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

BBC News: Resignation syndrome: Sweden’s mystery illness


BBC News: Polish doctors on hunger strike in healthcare row


BBC News: Brexit: EU bank may not fully repay UK until 2054


BBC News: Catalonia independence: Rajoy dissolves Catalan parliament


Watch “Turin Cathedral” on YouTube


Watch “Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones” on YouTube


“Cacti” – oil painting (my Art collection)


Sailing off Huntington Beach (Oil Painting) ( My Art Collection)


Santa Ana River Mouth – Huntington Beach (Oil Painting) (My Art Collection)


Seal Beach @ San Gabriel River Mouth Gray-toned (gray tones are for Art!) (my photography collection)


Ou sont les neiges d’antan?: Cannondaling: San Gabriel River mouth in Seal Beach (Los Alamitos Marina in background)


Rembrandt: Portrait of Jacob Trip, Detail


Rembrandt: Portrait of Jacob Trip, Detail

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van RIjn (Leiden 1606-1669 Amsterdam) ~ 1661, Portrait of Jacob Trip, Detail