Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

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Today’s Holiday: French Quarter Festival


Today’s Holiday:
French Quarter Festival

The French Quarter Festival celebrates Louisiana’s distinctive musical and culinary traditions. Held in New Orleans, the festival features performances by local and other Louisiana musicians as well as those foreign musicians influenced by Louisiana’s musical traditions. Scores of bands perform at various sites throughout the French Quarter (also called the Vieux Carré). Sixty local restaurants operate food booths on the festival grounds, offering spectators the best in Louisiana cooking. In recent years, close to 300,000 people have attended this three-day event. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Philippe de Rothschild (1902)


Today’s Birthday:
Philippe de Rothschild (1902)

A member of the aristocratic Rothschild banking family, Philippe was one of the most successful winemakers in the world. In the 1920s, the wealthy French playboy took up Grand Prix motor racing, among other pursuits, but soon withdrew to focus on the family vineyard. He spent decades building the Château Mouton Rothschild label, finally achieving Premier Cru—or First Growth—status in 1973. His idea for bottle labels became an enduring part of his vineyard’s image. What was it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Chicago Flood (1992)


This Day in History:
The Chicago Flood (1992)

The source of the water pouring into the basements of buildings in the Chicago Loop area had not yet been identified when reports of live fish in the water began surfacing. This helped lead a reporter to the source of the flood—a leak in an old tunnel that ran underneath the Chicago River. It turned out that the leak had been discovered months earlier, but the city had failed to repair it in a timely fashion, allowing it to worsen and eventually inundate the area with how much river water? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce


Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

Accountability, n.: The mother of caution. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: TlhIngan Hol


Article of the Day:
TlhIngan Hol

TlhIngan Hol is the constructed language spoken by Klingons in the fictional Star Trek universe. The language was first heard on screen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and was subsequently developed into a full language by linguist Marc Okrand. Deliberately designed to be “alien,” it contains many peculiarities, such as object-verb-subject word order. However, a few dedicated Trekkies can actually converse in Klingon. What literary works have been translated into Klingon? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: there is (a) method to (one’s) madness


Idiom of the Day:
there is (a) method to (one’s) madness

There is a specific, rational purpose in what one is doing or planning, even though it may seem crazy or absurd to another person. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: faint-hearted


Word of the Day:
faint-hearted

Definition: (adjective) Lacking conviction or boldness or courage.
Synonyms: timid
Usage: Crupp…became within a few days so faint-hearted, that rather than encounter my aunt upon the staircase, she would endeavor to hide her portly form behind doors…or would shrink into dark corners.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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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