Daily Archives: April 9, 2020

Horoscope♉: 04/09/2020


Your energy is probably pretty low today, Taurus. You won’t feel like socializing, nor will you feel like staying in and reading or watching TV. Chances are you won’t know what to do with yourself all day. Under these circumstances, the best thing to do is find a distraction. Go work out, read a thrilling book, go to a funny movie. Get your mind off your lethargy and it could well disappear.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Galveston Island FeatherFest

Today’s Holiday:
Galveston Island FeatherFest

Begun in 2002, the Galveston Island FeatherFest is intended to celebrate the “birds and natural heritage of the Upper Texas Coastal area.” Some 300 species of birds are found on Galveston Island in the springtime as they stop off during their migration north. The FeatherFest allows bird enthusiasts the chance to go on field trips to photograph and watch the birds. Prominent environmental writers, naturalists, and artists are the leaders of these field trips. Seminars, workshops, and lectures on the wildlife in the community are also available, and a FeatherFest Photo Contest is held. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Hugo Grotius (1583)

Today’s Birthday:
Hugo Grotius (1583)

Grotius was a Dutch jurist, philosopher, and writer. He enrolled at the University of Leiden at the age of 11 and became a lawyer at 15. Among his key legal treatises is the first definitive text on international law, On the Law of War and Peace, which prescribes rules for the conduct of war and advances the idea that nations are bound by natural law. In 1615, he became involved in a religious controversy that extended to politics and was eventually imprisoned. How did he escape? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Is Published (1925)

This Day in History:
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Is Published (1925)

Considered to be Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby is a devastating critique of the American Dream and materialism at the height of the Roaring Twenties. It is the story of a bootlegger, Jay Gatsby, whose obsessive dream of wealth and lost love is destroyed by a corrupt reality. Today used as required reading in many high schools, the book has been cited as the paragon of the Great American Novel. Why did Fitzgerald dislike the title, and what did he want to call his novel? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Aristotle

Quote of the Day:

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil—and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Congreve Rocket

Article of the Day:
The Congreve Rocket

After the British first encountered rocketry in the 1790s in India during the Mysore Wars, Sir William Congreve was asked to develop a similar weapon for Britain. He created the Congreve rocket, which was guided by a long pole, much like a bottle rocket—and was similarly unpredictable. Still, its relatively long range of 2 miles (3 kilometers) was unprecedented, and it had a major impact on the development of modern warfare. What famous American song was inspired by Congreve rockets in action? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have (one’s) druthers

Idiom of the Day:
have (one’s) druthers

To have one’s choice or preference; to have things the way one would like them to be; to have one’s way. Usually formulated as “if I had my druthers…”. Primarily heard in US. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: mutable

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature.

Synonyms: changeable

Usage: The concierge warned me that the island’s mutable weather patterns could interfere with our plans for an outdoor wedding, but our big day turned out to be sunny and mild.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

I was transformed into a rock of salt, because I questioned Your power.

I was transformed into
a rock of salt,
because I questioned
Your power.

I was trasformed into
A cloud, a dark cloud
because I questioned
Your beauty.
I was transformed into
an perpetual wave,
Searching for your presence
everywhere upon the face of the Earth,
because… I questioned
You existance…

and now,
You have extended my search of You among
the furtherst away stars, and dark spaces in the Universe…
Will I find You?
Will I like You?

By George Bost.
(Copyright 2016)
Long Beach, California.