Great rivers are born from drops of water. Opportunity isn’t lacking in your life at the moment. This is a great time to buckle down in your personal and professional lives. You’ve never shied away from hard work. You embrace it. You’ll end the day feeling the satisfaction that comes from a job well done. Congratulations!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
St. Thorlak’s Day
Thorlak Thorhalli (1133-1193) was born in Iceland and, after being educated abroad, returned there to become bishop of Skalholt in 1177 or 1178. He was canonized by the Icelandic parliament five years after his death. His day traditionally marks the climax of Christmas preparations for Icelanders. It is associated with housecleaning, as well as the preparation of special foods. The hangiket, or smoked mutton, for Christmas was usually cooked on this day, and in the western fjords, the smell of skate hash cooked on St. Thorlak’s Day is still considered a harbinger of the holiday season. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805)
Smith was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1827, he claimed that an angel directed him to buried golden plates containing God’s revelation, which he translated as the Book of Mormon. He led converts to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, and introduced the custom of polygamy. When in 1844 he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the US, he and his brother were thrown in jail, where they were killed by a lynch mob. What happened to the church after his death? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
This Day in History:
Rutan Voyager Completes First Nonstop Flight around the World without Refueling (1986)
Piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, who first conceived of the craft and sketched it on the back of a napkin in 1981, the Rutan Voyager was the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling. It took off from Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert on December 14, 1986, and landed there nine days later. The aircraft more than doubled the previous record of un-refueled flight set by a US Air Force B-52 in 1962. How much does the Rutan Voyager weigh? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Quote of the Day:
The evolution of man is slow. The injustice of men is great. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Article of the Day:
The Steam Engine
In a steam engine, hot steam expands under pressure, and part of the heat energy is converted into work. The idea to harness steam’s power and convert it to mechanical energy dates back 2,000 years to Hero of Alexandria and his aeolipile, but the concept was not successfully applied to the building of a power source until about 1700. Improvements to the steam engine over the next century allowed it to play a major role in the Industrial Revolution. Why is there renewed interest in steam power? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Idiom of the Day:
go to Canossa
To become or make oneself humble; to do a penance or seek absolution for some wrong. A reference to Canossa Castle in Emilia Romagna, Italy, where Emperor Henry IV humbled himself before Pope Gregory VII in 1077 to have his excommunication lifted. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
Word of the Day:
Definition: (noun) Seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies).
Synonyms: parquet circle
Usage: They found the whole of the audience in the parterre standing up and directing their gaze towards the box formerly possessed by the Russian ambassador.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch
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Cum e mai bine:
Sa fi pribeag binevenit printre straini
Sa te simti pribeag nedorit in tara in care te-ai nascut si care
ti-ngropat pe toti si toate?
☆Rie Sinclair – Island of Loneliness
Where do I go, when it’s all blown over?
Where do I start, when it’s all gone to the dogs?
I am not bitter, I’m just trying to recover,
From my island of loneliness.
Where do I hide from the careless words you speak?
The words aren’t chic,
I can’t be pulled underneath.
I’m not immune, I just want to see beyond.
Beyond my island of loneliness.
I don’t want a fraction of your kiss to fill my empty heart.
I sail in my own sinking ship to the place where I belong.
So, what should I say?
I hear the cannons fire in the distance.
Is there a place for the tide to change my heart?
Stop wasting time, collecting lines of girls.
Wake up out of it
In my arms, out of your island of loneliness.
☆Ilia Efimovich Repin (1844-1930):
☆Volga Boatmen (1870-1873)
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