Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

Today’s Holiday: Town Meeting Day

Today’s Holiday:
Town Meeting Day

An official state holiday in Vermont, this is the day on which nearly every town elects its officers, approves budgets, and deals with other civic issues in a daylong public meeting of the voters. It more or less coincides with the anniversary of Vermont’s admission to the Union on March 4, 1791. Vermonters pride themselves on their active participation in these meetings, which often include heated debates on issues of local importance. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Sarah Caldwell (1924)

Today’s Birthday:
Sarah Caldwell (1924)

Caldwell was a violin prodigy from an early age. In 1957, she founded what would become the Opera Company of Boston. Notorious for her ability to avert financial crises and meet last-minute deadlines while overseeing every detail of production, she made the company one of the most distinguished and innovative in the US. With the growing success of her company, she began to appear as a guest conductor of major orchestras. In 1976, Caldwell became the first woman to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Real Madrid Football Club Founded (1902)

This Day in History:
Real Madrid Football Club Founded (1902)

One of the richest and most valuable sports franchises in the world, the Real Madrid Football Club is also one of the most successful, having won dozens of championships over the course of its storied history. In 1953, club president Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, a former player, embarked on the strategy of signing world-class players from abroad, not only from Spain—a trend that has continued to fuel the club’s success and worldwide popularity. Who owns and operates Real Madrid? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Upton Sinclair

Quote of the Day:
Upton Sinclair

All the fair and noble impulses of humanity, the dreams of poets and the agonies of martyrs, are shackled and bound in the service of organized and predatory Greed! More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Monteverde

Article of the Day:

Monteverde is a small town in Costa Rica founded by American Quakers whose religious pacifism during the build-up to the Korean war led them to immigrate to this country without an army. One of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations, the area of Monteverde, Spanish for “green mountain,” boasts lush rain and cloud forests filled with some 250 species of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles; 500 species of birds; and 3,000 species of plants. How much rainfall does Monteverde get annually? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: make advances at (someone)

Idiom of the Day:
make advances at (someone)

To approach someone in a flirtatious, amorous, or sexual manner; to try or begin to seduce someone. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: pulsation

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) The rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart.
Synonyms: heartbeat
Usage: An icy hand seemed to grasp my heart and check its pulsation, as I bent over him, gazing with breathless intensity upon the ghastly, upturned face.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

How to repair/format a corrupted Android SD card –


How to repair/format a corrupted Android SD card

Sometimes your SD card in your Android phone may become corrupted. This can cause may different issues, usually resulting in the PC sync being unable to perform properly or start at all. Follow the steps below to repair or reformat your SD card.

Format your SD card
Back up your data

Connect your Android device to your PC and mount it as a disk drive (i.e. mass storage mode).
On your PC, open Computer or My Computer and find your SD card/removable drive
In the Windows Control Panel, in Folder Options, in the view tab, make sure it is set to show hidden files/folders
Select Ctrl-A to select all files and folders in this drive and then right click and select Copy
Paste all of these files into a new folder you your Desktop
Format your SD card

Right click on your SD card drive in Computer or My Computer and select “Format…”
Leave all default settings and select “Start”
When the format completes, copy all of your data (previously backed up above) back on to your SD card
Perform a chkdsk
Connect your Android device to your PC and mount it as a disk drive (i.e. mass storage mode).
On your PC, open My Computer and take note of the drive letter that’s assigned to your Android device’s sd card.
On your PC, click on Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt.
Enter the following command: chkdsk [sd card drive letter]: /r

MICHELANGELO Buonarroti (b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma) Madonna and Child


(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Madonna and Child


(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Madonna and Child


(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Madonna and Child

Marble, height 128 cm (including base)
O.L. Vrouwekerk, Bruges

In this group Michelangelo, deliberately harking back to the hieratic forms of Byzantine and medieval iconography, represents the Child standing between his mother’s knees and enveloped in her robe. This work, just under life-size and highly finished with the same care and refinement as the Pietà, was sold to a Flemish merchant and shipped to Flanders soon after it was finished.