Daily Archives: February 20, 2020

Horoscope♉: 02/20/2020


Too much exposure to books, newspapers, and computers today could produce eyestrain headaches, Taurus, so try to exercise a little caution when working with small print or computer text. Thoughts of love and romance could interfere with your ability to do your work effectively. You may be tempted to spend most of your time on the phone. We all have days like this, so don’t fight it. Just make sure you’re feeling great when the evening rolls around!: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

Today’s Holiday:
Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

The Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, also called the Rondy, is a city-wide celebration held in Anchorage, Alaska. The Rondy has its origins in the days when fur trappers capped off a season of trapping by carousing in Anchorage; it was formalized as a winter carnival in 1936. Highlighting the celebration is the World Championship Sled Dog Race, a 75-mile race run in three 25-mile legs on three successive days. Other events include parades, the Miners and Trappers Ball, Eskimo blanket tossing, a snowshoe baseball game, wristwrestling matches, and performances of old-time melodrama. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Anaïs Nin (1903)

Today’s Birthday:
Anaïs Nin (1903)

Born in France to a Spanish father and French-Dutch mother, Nin began her literary career in Paris in the 1930s but did not receive widespread recognition until the 60s. Frequently moving between France and the US, Nin was influenced by psychoanalysis and Surrealism. Her intensely personal diaries were the basis for many of her novels and stories, which are noted for their poetic style and searching portraits of women. She was also known for her relationship with which well-known author? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: First Issue of The New Yorker Is Published (1925)

This Day in History:
First Issue of The New Yorker Is Published (1925)

The New Yorker is an American magazine known for its sophisticated tone, liberal political perspective, varied literary fare, and witty single-panel cartoons. It was founded by journalist Harold Ross, who aimed to create a sophisticated, metropolitan magazine—in contrast to publications such as Life, which he saw as unrefined. Now one of the most respected publications in the US, The New Yorker is recognized for its strict style and high-quality content. Who is its mascot? More…

Quote of the Day: Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

A just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Mukden Incident

Article of the Day:
The Mukden Incident

The Mukden Incident was a false flag operation engineered by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for invading Manchuria, in northern China. On September 18, 1931, a Japanese lieutenant detonated a small quantity of dynamite close to a railroad owned by a Japanese company. Accusing Chinese dissidents of the act, the Imperial Japanese Army responded with a full invasion and occupation and set up a puppet state within six months. What was the name of the state established by the Japanese? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: go at it hammer and tongs

Idiom of the Day:
go at it hammer and tongs

To do something or perform some task with tremendous fervor, determination, energy, or forcefulness. An allusion to the force with which a blacksmith strikes metal using a hammer and tongs. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: turnkey

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Someone who guards prisoners.

Synonyms: jailer, screw

Usage: The turnkey will take you to the prisoner’s cell and leave you there.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Dvořák Yo Yo Ma Bělohlávek 2015” on YouTube

Watch “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet)” on YouTube

Watch “Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (Freiburger Barockorchester)” on YouTube

Salvador Dali (1904-1989): The Arrival (private collection)

Salvador Dali (1904-1989): The Arrival (private collection)

Salvador Dali (1904-1989): The Arrival (private collection)

Just a thought: A human shortcomming: short memory…

Just a thought: A human shortcomming: short memory…