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Clogs


Clogs

Clogs are shoes or sandals that are made entirely of wood or have wooden soles and leather uppers. They are associated with the Netherlands and Sweden, where they are considered part of the national dress. In England, clogs were traditionally made of alder and were commonly worn by all classes throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The Lancashire cotton mill workers habitually wore clogs to avoid slipping on the wet floors in the cotton mills. How are clogs used in some styles of dance? More… Discuss

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ROBERT SCHUMANN – Ouverture, Scherzo und Finale, Op.52


ROBERT SCHUMANN – Ouverture, Scherzo und Finale, Op.52

When was the last time you said ‘thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry?’ Pope asks :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


 

 

By Elise Harris

By Elise Harris

Vatican City, May 13, 2015 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his general audience Pope Francis focused on the concrete challenges families face in daily life, and said that simply remembering to be grateful and to apologize can go a long way in avoiding conflict.

“Dear brothers and sisters, today’s catechesis is the opening of the door to a series of reflections on family life, real life, daily life,” the Pope told pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square May 13.

“Above this door are written three words that we have already used other times: May I, thank you, and I’m sorry. They are words linked to good manners, (and) in their genuine sense of respect and desire for good, (they are) far away from any hypocrisy and duplicity,” he said.

Francis’ address was a continuation of his ongoing catechesis on the family, which he began at the end of last year as part of the lead-up to the World Day of Families in September, as well as October’s Synod of Bishops on the Family.

Although the words ’May I,’ ‘thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry’ can be hard to say or put into practice, their absence “can cause cracks in the foundation of the family, which can lead to its collapse,” the Pope said.

However, if families make a habit of including the phrases in their daily lives as a sign of love for one another rather than just a formal expression of good manners, they can strengthen a happy family life, he continued.

The word ‘May I’ is a reminder that we should be “delicate, respectful and patient with others,” he said. Even if we feel like we have the right to something, “when we speak to our spouse or family member with kindness we create space for a true spirit of marital and familial common life.”

Kindness helps to renew trust and respect, and reveals the love we have for others, the Pope noted, saying that we should always imitate Jesus, who stands at the door of our hearts and knocks, waiting for us to open it to him.

He then turned to the second word, noting that to say ‘thank you’ can seem like a contradiction in a distrustful society, which tends to view this attitude as weakness.

Despite this perception, it is through an “education in gratitude” that that social justice and the dignity of persons are upheld, he said.

Gratitude Francis continued, “is a virtue that for believers is born from the same heart of their faith… (it) is also the language of God, to whom above all we must express our gratitude.”

via When was the last time you said ‘thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry?’ Pope asks :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

article: Phrenology


Phrenology

Phrenology is the study of the shape of the human skull in order to draw conclusions about particular character traits and mental faculties. Phrenologists believe that traits like intelligence are mirrored through elevations in the skull overlying particular areas of the brain. German physiologist Franz Joseph Gall developed the theory around 1800, but modern neurology and physical anthropology regard phrenology as a form of quackery. What is the difference between phrenology and craniometry? More… Discuss

Just a thought: “AUSTERITY is the direct result of cannibalistic banking (lender’s) schemes.”


Just a thought: “AUSTERITY is the direct result of cannibalistic Banking (Lender’s) schemes.”

-George-B.


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D octor Who: “the fat just walks away” Myth and all myths of loosing fat effortlessly: consumer beware!


Doctor Who – Season 4 – Episode 1 – “Partners in Crime” – Trailer [HD]

just a thought: Be the torch carrier, then you can always know you’re following the right torch!” -George-B.


just a thought:
“Be the torch carrier, then you can always know you’re following the right torch!”

-George-B.


Copyright © 2015 [George-B]. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

just a thought just a thought: Christianity already lost many churches under the Yatagan. Can Christians afford to loose St.Peters Basilica too? – George-B.


just a thought: “Christianity already lost many churches under the Yatagan. Can Christians afford to loose St.Peters Basilica too?
– George-B. 


Copyright © 2015 [George-B]. All Rights Reserved.

read more  about :  Yatagan

Further reading:  HereHere

 

quotation: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain


I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

just a thought: “Makers of life: No one loved feels wrong to the world…”


just a thought: “Makers of life: No one loved feels wrong to the world, but every unloved one is wronged.”
– George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George-B-EUZICASA]. All Rights Reserved.

CAT STEVENS – THE BOY WITH A MOON AND STAR ON HIS HEAD LYRICS

 

Just a thought: ‘When we are afraid to face history, then history will repeat itself.’


Just a thought:

‘Because we are afraid to face history,
history repeats itself.

– George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George-b]. All Rights Reserved.

Just a thought: ‘When something is laughable I laugh,…’


Just a thought:

‘When something is laughable, I laugh,
When something is pitiful, I pity
When something is burning to tears, I extinguish it with tears.’
– George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George-B]. All Rights Reserved.

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BBC WebWise – Webcam safety with Jacqueline Jossa


BBC WebWise – Webcam safety with Jacqueline Jossa.

Cat Returns from the Grave


Cat Returns from the Grave

A cat in Florida is being hailed as a “miracle” and a “zombie” after seemingly coming back from the dead. Bart the cat was hit by a car earlier this month, assumed dead, and buried. Five days later, he dug free of his grave and—despite serious injuries—got himself to a neighbor’s yard. Bart’s owner then brought him to the Humane Society of Tampa, where he has since received treatment for a broken jaw and extensive facial injuries, including surgery to remove one of his eyes. Bart is expected to make a full recovery in about six weeks. More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Edgar Allan Poe Publishes “The Raven” (1845)


Edgar Allan Poe Publishes “The Raven” (1845)

Like Poe’s other works, “The Raven” conveys the dreamlike and often macabre forces that pervaded the author’s sensibility. While his wife suffered from a protracted illness, Poe composed this poem, which became an instant sensation when it appeared in the Evening Mirror in 1845. In the poem, the speaker, who is mourning the death of his love, Lenore, is mysteriously visited by a talking raven and asks the bird a series of questions. What is the raven’s one-word response to each query? More… Discuss

quotation: John Milton about conscience


He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

Of Ill Deeds, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems page)


Of  Ill Deeds, poetic thought by George-B
(the smudge and other poems page)

The answers are within protected by the shell – viscera
life is  so strong so death is not thought of-
hatred makes victims somewhere outside,
in  coward devotion, hatred makes drum-roll to tormented minds: 
cowardice attacks
the innocent

weak
feeble
the sick
the innocent – how else to hurt
life
hope
a smile
a tear of joy
but by denying their right to exist.

So mortal of spirit in hatred collects
pain for redemption,
immortality
promised by the  master of hatred and lies- promises of  golden stars,
untouched things…
the hater of life maladjusted,  the exception
is promised things by the master of lies.

-George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George Bost]. All Rights Reserved.

quotation: You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Henry David Thoreau


You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio (1954)


English: Crypt of Marilyn Monroe at Westwood V...

English: Crypt of Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio (1954)

Marilyn Monroe married baseball star Joe DiMaggio after a courtship that captivated America. Their marriage lasted just nine months, collapsing amid reports of DiMaggio’s growing possessiveness. Monroe then wed playwright Arthur Miller, but after divorcing him in 1961, she became close again with DiMaggio. When Monroe was found dead in August 1962, it was DiMaggio who made the funeral arrangements. For the next 20 years, what did DiMaggio have delivered regularly to Monroe’s crypt? More… Discuss

LOOK WHO’S TALKING: AM PM BLOODLINE PRICE NEW YEAR’s EVE TODAY


bloodline prices (gas) finally to a level at which both the economy and the citizen can grow: Too bad market fixers and speculantors alike!

bloodline prices (gas) finally to a level at which both the economy and the citizen can grow: Too bad market fixers and speculantors alike!

AM – PM gas station:   BLOODLINE PRICE NEW YEAR’s EVE TODAY

this pressed for your last moment shopping: Editors’ top holiday picks – CNET


Logo of CNET.

Logo of CNET. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CNET‘s favorite tech gifts of 2014

Holiday Gift Guide

Editors‘ top holiday picks

Editors’ top holiday picks

Shopping for the holidays? We’ve got gift ideas for every gadget category — from PCs to phones to game consoles, and everything in between.

The original version of this list included our single top product from each category, but we’re now broadening it to include notable additions and second choices you should also consider. We’ll continue to expand it throughout the season. In the meantime, check out our full Holiday Gift Guide.

October 30, 2014 6:31 PM PDTUpdated: December 3, 2014 11:21 AM PST Photo by: Sarah Tew/CNET / Caption by: Laura K. Cucullu

via Editors’ top holiday picks – CNET.

Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana”, Op. 61: great compositions/performances


Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 in G major “Mozartiana“, Op. 61

P. I. Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique”, Op. 74 (Fedoseyev),: great compositions/performances


P. I. TchaikovskySymphony No. 6 “Pathetique”, Op. 74 (Fedoseyev)

Perfect Pitch


Perfect Pitch

Perfect pitch, also known as absolute pitch, refers to the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear. Experiments have shown that this skill, a form of memory, can be acquired through practice, but in some individuals, it appears to be inborn. Although there does not seem to be a correlation between absolute pitch and musical genius, many celebrated composers—like Mozart and Beethoven—are thought to have had perfect pitch. What is the more common skill known as “relative pitch“? More… Discuss

Double Dipping (dig-mouth-dig 2X)”| National Geographic (An experiment forces people to think about what they’re doing when they dip a chip)


Double Dipping

word: glorify


glorify 

Definition: (verb) To honor with praise, admiration, or worship.
Synonyms: exalt, extol, laud, proclaim
Usage: People glorify all sorts of bravery except the bravery they might show on behalf of their nearest neighbors. Discuss.

This pressed: #www.cbsnews.com/news/drug-smuggling-surging-in-california-jails/


Crimesider-Drug smuggling surging in California jails

CBS: Drug smuggling surging in California jails (Click to access this and other stories)

 

today’s holiday: Jizo Ennichi


Jizo Ennichi

Tradition calls for Japanese Buddhists to honor Kshitigarba Jizo on the 24th day of each month with a ritual known as Jizo Ennichi. Kshitigarba Jizo is a Bodhisattva, or “Buddha-to-be.” Among Japanese Buddhists, he is known for helping children, women in labor, and the wicked. He is also believed to participate in ushering in the souls of the faithful when they die. His statue is most often found outside temples, where he can guide both the dead and the living. Shrines in his honor are set up along roadsides, since he protects travelers as well. More… Discuss

November 22 – Feast date for St. Cecilia, patron saint of music— Classical KUSC


Song for Saint Cecilia

 

most retweets / favores — Best Quotes (@QuoteAficionado) November 11, 2014


“I don’t fear death; I fear remaining silent in the face of injustice.” Malalai Joya— AmnestyInternational (@amnesty)


Noam Chomsky “A People Centered Society” (2013)



Bridgewater, MANoam Chomsky will talk about social justice and a people-centered movements when he speaks on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church.”

Organiser Michael Louis Ippolito of Bridgewater hopes Thursday’s talk also raises awareness of a movement to amend the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would abolish the legal personhood of corporate entities.

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