So many of our statements nowadays end with ‘the world as we know it’. World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what we know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at our achievements on this planet as humans, and to contemplate the endless possibilities we have as spirits. A day to search within for contentedness and to embrace the fact that we do not have all the answers and that may be for the best. A day to give a higher power thanks for what we have and what we don’t have, for making us who we are and for giving us the ability to touch others. This day is a celebration of continuity, of hope, of awareness, an occasion for us all to connect spiritually, to gaze at the universe beyond our worldly bodies.
thanks for sharing some of the beauty in this world, Ellen (part 2)
Rain - View from the airplane
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Pointing out or revealing clearly.|
|Synonyms:||indicatory, revelatory, suggestive, indicative|
|Usage:||Her frantic movements were significative of fear.|
Ladybug in the morning dew
Idiom of the Day
A portion of something, typically implied to be the most important of significant part. (Often used in the negative.)
Ice cave, illuminated by a torch
First Issue of Newsweek Magazine Is Published (1933)
Originally News-Week, the magazine debuted 10 years after Time, for which Newsweek founder Thomas J.C. Martyn had been an editor. It evolved into a full spectrum of news material, from breaking news and analysis to reviews and commentary. In 1961, it was purchased by Philip Graham, publisher of The Washington Post. In 2010, it was sold for $1 to American businessman Sidney Harman. Today, Newsweek is the second largest newsweekly in the US.
Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE (1930)
Born in London, Rendell became an author of murder mysteries and psychological thrillers in the 1960s. She has since published dozens of award-winning novels—many featuring her Chief Inspector Wexford—and has been recognized for her sharp prose and psychological insight by both critics and audiences. Originally a journalist, Rendell was fired after writing about a society dinner she did not attend.
At the Bonden (or Bonten) Festival at Yokote in the Akita Prefecture of Japan, each district of the city has a team of young men to carry its bonden in a race to the Asahiokayama-jinja shrine. The bonden is a ten-foot bamboo pole, draped with heavy cloth and topped by a platform holding a figure of the Animal of the Year. Those carrying the bonden gradually increase their pace until they are running, often pushing members of competing teams to the ground to be the first to the top. The team that arrives first wins the privilege of offering its bonden to the kami, or god.
How This Cockeyed Squid Shines a Light on Deep Sea EvolutionThe deep sea has its fair share of quirky creatures equipped with odd features, and the "cockeyed" squid, sporting two different sized eyes, likely doesn't stand out too much among other bottom ocean dwellers.
How this cockeyed squid shines a light on deep sea evolution
1801 - The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president.
1817 - The first gas lit streetlights appeared on the streets of Baltimore, MD.
1876 - Julius Wolff was credited with being the first to can sardines.
1897 - The National Congress of Mothers was organized in Washington, DC, by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst. It was the forerunner of the National PTA.
1924 - Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 100-yard freestyle. He did it with a time of 57-2/5 seconds in Miami, FL.
1933 - Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead three years after Chic Young’s popular strip first debuted.
1965 - Comedienne Joan Rivers made her first guest appearances on " The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson" on NBC-TV.
1966 - Brian Wilson began recording the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations."
1968 - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, MA.
1996 - World chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue" in Philadelphia, PA.
2. Fellow reader, Sharon M., has a great blog, proving again, that the internet is a wonderful adventure.
Pictures of the day
Unusual cloud. Now we know how to look like angels
The Rocket is an oil painting on canvas completed in 1909 by the American artist Edward Middleton Manigault. It depicts a fireworks display over the Hudson River, as well as a boat full of spectators. The work is now held in the Columbus Museum of Art.
EARLY HDR PHOTO FROM 1856knit
Formica pattern by Barbara Pesse
Formica pattern by Barbara Pesse
thanks for the wisdom, Cher
Crochet Chrysanthemum Dishcloth
6 Hour Crochet Throw
(must be translated although there are plenty of pics)
thanks for the cute pics, Jane
Car by Pizza Jigsaw Puzzle
DAILY WORD SEARCH (new!)
thanks, Sylvia G.
Some of these are priceless and will make you pause. (Part 2)
This crew was working on the Woolworth Bldg, NYC, in 1926.
Atlanta in the Civil War before Gen. Sherman burned the city to the ground.
New Orleans circa 1906. "Italian headquarters, Madison Street." The streets were still dirt.
On July 10, 1913, Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States . You remember 20 mule team Borax?
A cool photo of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, in 1928.
Baptism in the river. From "Appalachian Life" photographic study.
Child soldier - in desperation the Nazis used many of these children often as fodder
For front line diversionary actions. These children didn't have a chance.
No other family in American history has suffered a wartime loss like that of Waterloo's Sullivan family. The
Sullivans gave up their five sons in a World War II tragedy that has never been forgotten. They all were serving
On the same ship that was sunk. The Navy changed its policy, after that tragedy, about next of kin serving on the same ship.
Ileta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from
F.D.R. In February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her
Five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence
At the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.
Can you even start to imagine the grief this poor lady had?