Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make A Difference Day October 22, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Make A Difference Day

We all have opportunities every day to change the world, whether we’re adopting a Highway to patrol for litter or volunteering at a local shelter to help the homeless. It’s amazing what just a small effort by an individual or group of individuals can do to change the world, or at least their local neighborhood. Make a difference Day was established to help encourage us to take one day a year to try to make a difference in the world.
Originally created in 1992 by USA Weekend magazine, Make a Difference Day has seen a great deal of support from various organizations throughout the years, and most recently has been transferred over to USA Today as its primarily sponsor and organizer. USA Today provides a central location for people to gather their information and report what they’re doing locally to Make a Difference.
Since its creation Make a Difference Day has helped to encourage thousands of people across the nation to start making an actual difference in the world. Contributions to making the world a better place have ranged from gathering stuffed bears for firefighters to give to injured and frightened children, to organizing relief efforts for victims of natural catastrophes like Hurricane Sandy. Overall Make a Difference Day has spurred people to make a difference in themselves, and the world.
Remember, making a difference doesn’t have to involve a grandiose gesture, it can be as simple as buying a coffee for a co-worker who’s looking down, or lunch for a homeless person just trying to get through the day. You can even donate your old clothes and blankets to shelters to help people get back on their feet and stay warm.


Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Strong and muscular.
Usage:The muscles of his brawny arms showed through the sleeves of his light summer coat.

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Idiom of the Day

have (one's) hand out

 — To be in request, demand, or expectation of benefits, such as welfare, especially when undeserved or unneeded.

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Doris Lessing (1919)

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Lessing was a British writer and winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in Iran, she moved with her family to a farm in what was Southern Rhodesia in 1924 and lived there until 1949, when she settled in England and began her writing career. Her work often addresses social and political themes, particularly the place of women in society. The Golden Notebook, her most widely read novel, is considered a feminist classic.

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Early on the evening of October 22, people light bonfires along the narrow street leading to the Kuramadera Shrine in Kurama, a village in the mountains north of Kyoto, Japan. Fire is a purifying element according to Shinto, and the village is believed to be protected from accidents on this night. Soon after dusk, people light torches: even babies are allowed to carry tiny torches made out of twigs. Young men carry large torches—sometimes, it takes several men to keep them upright. As they walk through the streets, everyone chants rhythmically, "Sai-rei! Sai-ryo!" ("Festival, good festival!") 

Monkeys Are Making Stone Tools Thought to be Unique to Humans

Stone flakes excite archaeologists hunting for early human artifacts. The razor-sharp edges that suggest deliberate creation point to someone with skills. Generally, that someone is human.
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Monkeys are making stone tools thought to be unique to humans

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1746 - The College of New Jersey was officially chartered. It later became known as Princeton University. 

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1797 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first recorded parachute jump. He made the jump from about 3,000 feet. 

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1811 - Composer Franz Liszt was born. 

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1883 - The New York Horse show opened. The first national horse show was formed by the newly organized National Horse Show Association of America. 

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1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House held its grand opening in New York.

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1939 - The first televised pro football game was telecast from New York. Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 23-14. 

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1975 - Air Force Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich was discharged after publicly declaring his homosexuality. His tombstone reads " "A gay Vietnam Veteran. When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one." 

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2010 - The International Space Station set the record (3641 days) for the longest continuous human occupation of space. It had been continuously inhabited since November 2, 2000. 

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If You Were Born Today, October 22
Although you are personally magnetic, you have a manner that is slightly intimidating to others, making you a little hard to get close to. You give off the subtle impression that perhaps you don't really need new people in your life. You do, although you tend to be somewhat selective when it comes to your social life, simply because your work is extremely important to you and you value your time. There is a no-nonsense directness about you that inspires trust in others. You give the impression of solidity, strength of character, dependability, and honesty. Although you are an idealist and visionary, you still manage to keep your feet on the ground. You don't seem capable of doing things halfway, and that includes your relationships. You are quite focused on achieving in life. Famous people born today: Jeff Goldblum, Catherine Deneuve, Deepak Chopra, Christopher Lloyd, Franz Liszt, Annette Funicello, Carlos Mencia, Bob Odenkirk.

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Pictures of the day


A panorama of the Alhambra as seen from Mirador de San Nicolás. From left to right: Generalife, Pico del Veleta, Palacios Nazaríes, Palace of Charles V, and Alcazaba.
The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex located in GranadaAndalusia, Spain. Originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889, it was largely ignored until the ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Over the years it has served as the royal palace of Yusuf I of Granada and the royal court of Isabella I of Castile. The Alhambra is now one of Spain's major tourist attractions, exhibiting the country's most significant and well-known Islamic architecture, together with 16th-century and later Christian building and garden interventions.

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In this breathtaking photo by Andy Lee we get a taste of the incredible Patagonian landscape.

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Knitted Halloween Kitty pattern by Carol Vargas

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Spider Webby Bag pattern by Ellen Gormley




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Ghost Coaster pattern by Kara Gunza

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Bean and Barley Soup



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coloring-adult-john-singer-sargent-carnation-lily-lily-rose, From the gallery : Art
john singer sargent -  carnation lily rose

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Acorn Frame - Amanda Formaro, Crafts by Amanda

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As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for. - James Cash Penney



What is the meaning of your name?

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letter up for auction
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Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and  Clyde Chestnut Barrow 
a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow.

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Bonnie and Clyde made it quite c next monthlear how they felt about a former member 
of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County 

He was a coward, they wrote, and they should have killed him when they had the 

The four-page letter to Raymond Hamilton was written in April 1934 in Bonnie 
Parker’s neat cursive and signed by Clyde Barrow. The auction house’s executive 
vice president, Robert Livingston said it could fetch more than $40,000 when it’s 
sold by Boston-based RR Auction. 
Livingston said Wednesday, 
based on the language, experts think Barrow, who had poor writing skills, likely 
dictated the letter to Parker.

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