Daily Archives: February 1, 2020

Right hand finger tap-dance on “Summertime”

Right hand finger tap-dance on

Right hand finger tap-dance on “Summertime”

I just earned the Silver Today’s Holiday badge on The Free Dictionary!:

I just earned the Silver Today’s Holiday badge on The Free Dictionary!: http://secure.thefreedictionary.com/user/George_Bost?rff=bFGy3

Horoscope♉: 02/01/2020


Duels of love and romance are apt to come to a critical climax, Taurus, and you’ll find that the person who is challenging you has quite a bit of gunpowder at his or her disposal. Your best assets are your abilities to communicate and to see both sides of an issue. The key is to not get too emotionally involved, although that’s much easier said than done.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Edison Festival of Light

Today’s Holiday:
Edison Festival of Light

The Edison Festival of Light is held annually in Fort Myers, Florida, for more than three weeks, encompassing Thomas Edison’s birthday. Highlights of the festival include concerts, the coronation of the King and Queen of Edisonia, a children’s parade, fireworks, exhibits of Edison’s various inventions, and exhibits of regional inventors. The Grand Parade of Light—a nighttime procession of more than 100 bands, floats, and marching units—is the festival’s grand finale. Edison’s winter home and his Florida laboratory are open to the public year-round. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: George Halas, “Papa Bear” (1895)

Today’s Birthday:
George Halas, “Papa Bear” (1895)

Halas was a pioneering football player, coach, and owner of one of the 11 original teams in the American Professional Football Association (APFA), the Decatur Staleys. Founded in 1920, the APFA went on to become the National Football League (NFL) in 1922—the same year Halas moved his team to Chicago and renamed it the Bears. Under his leadership, the Chicago Bears won seven NFL championships. In addition to coaching, Halas also played what position during the 1920s? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Sled Dogs Reach Nome, Alaska, with Diphtheria Serum (1925)

This Day in History:
Sled Dogs Reach Nome, Alaska, with Diphtheria Serum (1925)

In 1925, a diphtheria outbreak threatened the small city of Nome. The town’s supply of antitoxin had run out, and a mail shipment would have taken weeks to arrive. After learning of the crisis, 20 mushers and some 150 sled dogs, including the famous Balto, relayed fresh antitoxin 674 miles (1,085 km) in a record five and a half days, preventing an epidemic. Today, the heroic journey is commemorated by the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. How long does it take modern competitors to complete? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: L. Frank Baum

Quote of the Day:
L. Frank Baum

I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Hortensia

Article of the Day:

The daughter of Roman orator Quintus Hortensius, Hortensia earned fame of her own by giving a speech before the members of the Second Triumvirate in 42 BCE on behalf of the women of Rome. That year, Rome’s state-sponsored military legions were at war with the assassins of Julius Caesar. To fund the war, lawmakers imposed a tax on Rome’s 1,400 wealthiest women, who were outraged at the prospect of being taxed for a war over which they had no control. How did the lawmakers respond to her speech? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: get the knack of

Idiom of the Day:
get the knack of

To learn how to do something competently or well after a certain period of practice or development. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: brattle

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Make a rattling sound.

Synonyms: clack, clatter

Usage: Whenever I hear my dishes brattle in the cabinet, I know that the train will be passing by shortly.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “One Way Or Another” on YouTube

Watch “Earth, Wind, & Fire – September (Zanski Remix)” on YouTube

Cookbook: Guide to onions

Cookbook: Guide to onions

Cookbook: Guide to onions


Cookbook: A guide to Apples

Cookbook: A guide to Apples


Cookbook: edible mushrooms

Cookbook: edible mushrooms

Cookbook: edible mushrooms