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today’s holiday: Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (2015)


Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (2015)

Born in Boston on this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped edit, and was a signer of, the Declaration of Independence. He also helped to frame the Constitution. When he died in 1790 in Philadelphia, he was given the most impressive funeral that city had ever seen: 20,000 people attended. In Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute Science Museum holds a two-day “birthday bash” that often involves people dressing as Franklin. The celebration takes place on the weekend preceding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is the Monday after January 15. More… Discuss

Borodin ~ Symphony No. 3 in A minor, great compositions/performances


Borodin ~ Symphony No. 3 in A minor ~ Complete

 

today’s holiday: Agonalia (2015)


Agonalia (2015)

In Roman mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and of doorways. The worship of Janus is believed to have been started by Romulus, one of the legendary founders of Rome. Usually depicted with two faces, one looking forward to the future and the other looking back to the past, his image appeared on an early Roman coin with a ship’s prow on the reverse side. During the festival in honor of Janus known as the Agonalia, the rex sacrorum, or officiating priest, sacrificed a ram. Offerings of barley, incense, wine, and cakes called Januae were also common. More… Discuss

Colinde de Craciun -Madrigal Bucharest choir – Three kings – Romanian Carol: great compositions/performances


Colinde de Craciun -Madrigal Bucharest choir – Three kings – Romanian Carol

this pressed for your enjoyment: BBC – Future – The secret world of… beer BBC has the best android mobile app, among the many tested…worst grade goes to “Google Newsstand!”)


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Guinness, for example, stores its yeast strain in liquid nitrogen vapour – at an undisclosed location.

Gearoid Cahill, a Guinness brewer, says that the firm takes many things into account to make the beer taste consistent. The water used in the production for Guinness is tested for levels of calcium as too much or too little can inhibit the enzymes that turn the malt’s starch into sugars. (Malt is simply cereal grain, which is germinated in water but stopped from further germination by being dried in hot air. The sugars that come out of the malt are what the yeast is able to turn into alcohol, among other substances, during fermentation.)

via BBC – Future – The secret world of… beer.

BOLERO-RAVEL: great compositions/performances


BOLERO-RAVEL

Just a thought: “Because the doing of the being tends to go on and on,…”


Just a thought:  Because the doing of the being tends to go on and on, the mind needs to remind the doing that it’s nothing without being…and needs to empty itself of noise, in order to hear the silence before. -George-B

word: harangue


harangue 

Definition: (noun) A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
Synonyms: rant
Usage: The coach’s angry harangue during halftime somehow managed to motivate the team. Discuss.