Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign.|
|Synonyms:||calumnious, defamatory, denigrating, libellous, slanderous|
|Usage:||The article, being libelous, had to be returned as impossible; and I had to renounce my dream of dragging its author into the limelight.|
Idiom of the Day
The practice of not disclosing important or vital information by members of a group, as due to the threat of violence, reprisal, being branded as a traitor, or an inherent sense of honor
|Perhaps the most popular and beloved of 20th-century American poets, Frost wrote of the character, people, and landscape of New England. Rooted in the New England landscape, yet deeply symbolic, his work is concerned with human tragedies and fears, the complexities of life, and the ultimate acceptance of one's burdens. Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry four times—in 1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943.|
|Metallic ink was used to inscribe scrolls regarded as an archaeological wonder, according to scientists. The discovery pushes back the date for the first use of metallic ink by several centuries.|
1780 - The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor was published for the first time. It was the first Sunday newspaper in Britain.
1885 - Eastman Kodak (Eastman Dry Plate and Film Co.) produced the first commercial motion picture film in Rochester, NY.
1898 - In South Africa, the world's first game reserve, the Sabi Game reserve, was designated.
1937 - Spinach growers in Crystal City, TX, erected a statue of Popeye
1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.
1969 - The TV movie "Marcus Welby" was seen on ABC-TV. It was later turned into a series.
1982 - Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
2000 - The Seattle Kingdome was imploded to make room for a new football arena.
If You Were Born Today, March 26
You are hard-working, energetic, security-minded, and determined. You tend to go it alone in your work, or take on more than your share. You are ambitious, and while you do enjoy instant results, you are able to outlast others through any trials and tribulations life has to offer, simply because you so quickly get back on your feet after a fall. You enjoy a big challenge. Famous people born today: Robert Frost, Leonard Nimoy, Tenessee Williams, Keira Knightley, James Caan, Sandra Day O'Connor, James Iha, Martin Short, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Grey, Diana Ross.
Walt Whitman (1819–1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass (first published in 1855, but continuously revised until Whitman's death), which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
When Lightning Strikes
Photograph by Mike Leske, National Geographic
While on a beach in Thailand’s Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Mike Leske received a visual treat. “A single cloud passed the remote island ... sending lightning bolts to Earth in two-minute intervals,” he writes. The park covers 150 square miles.
knit, 2 - 6 yrs
Cozy Chevron Cowl
This chunky cowl only takes a few hours, and is that perfect accessory to keep your neck warm. The zig zag pattern adds interest, and is not at all difficult to work up.
In row 2, work in back loops only, and throughout the entire project.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 ch, 3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in each of next 7 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of next 7 ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 1, sk 1st st, sc2tog next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc2tog in last 2 sc, turn.
Repeat row 2.
Fasten off, seam together with one twist, and weave in ends.
EASTER CRUDITES BASKET with SPINACH DIP
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... craft
A Man Recreates A Van Gogh Painting With Plants
In A 1.2-Acre Field
by elyse wanshel, littlethings