thanks, photographer Patty (Part 1)
SMITH COLLEGE 2017 BULB SHOW
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A bell tower, especially one near but not attached to a church or other public building.|
|Usage:||The architect intended the Tower of Pisa to stand straight and tall, but the marble campanile's foundation was poorly laid, and it soon began to lean.|
Idiom of the Day
— A party thrown to celebrate when someone moves into a new apartment, flat, or house.
Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes Leader of the Soviet Union (1985)
|In 1985, after the death of the third Soviet leader in two years, Mikhail Gorbachev came to power, ushering in an era of political reform with his policies of glasnost and perestroika. He cultivated warmer relations with the US and others and even supported the democratically elected governments that replaced the communist regimes of eastern Europe. In 1991, he resigned the presidency of the USSR, which ceased to exist the same day.|
Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (1915)
Six hundred years before the Christian era, most Jews were slaves in Persia. The Persian prime minister Haman persuaded King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I) to let him destroy the empire's entire Jewish population. The king did not realize that his own wife, Esther, was Jewish until she pleaded with him to spare her people. The Book of Esther is read aloud in synagogues on the eve and morning of Purim, and listeners drown out every mention of Haman's name by jeering and stamping their feet. Purim is also a time for sharing food with friends and for charity to the poor.
The Quest to Crystallize TimeChristopher Monroe spends his life poking at atoms with light. He arranges them into rings and chains and then massages them with lasers to explore their properties and make basic quantum computers.
1702 - The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper was published.
1867 - In Hawaii, the volcano Great Mauna Loa erupted.
1901 - U.S. Steel was formed when industrialist J.P. Morgan purchased Carnegie Steep Corp. The event made Andrew Carnegie the world's richest man.
1904 - After 30 years of drilling, the north tunnel under the Hudson River was holed through. The link was between Jersey City, NJ, and New York, NY.
1905 - The Parisian subway was officially inaugurated.
1927 - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opened the famous Roxy Theatre in New York City.
1930 - U.S. President Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
1947 - The DuMont network aired "Movies For Small Fry." It was network television's first successful children's program.
1969 - Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans.
1986 - Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a one-stick model.
2002 - Two columns of light were pointed skyward from ground zero in New York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The “Red Bull” energy drink gets its name from the Thai energy drink that inspired Dietrich Mateschitz to create Red Bull, “Krating Daeng”, with “daeng” meaning “red”, and “krating” being a reddish-brown bovine.
“Hack the System” blogger Maneesh Sethi once hired a woman for $8 an hour to both yell at him and slap him anytime she saw him get off task from what he was supposed to be doing while working. He was having trouble staying focused as his own boss, so thought this would be an easy and cheap solution. It turns out, it worked. His procrastination time while working dropped from 62% to 2% thanks to his slapping employee. This man is a genius.
Wivenhoe Park is an oil painting on canvas completed by the English Romantic painter John Constable in 1816. It depicts Wivenhoe Park, an English landscape garden on the eastern edge of Colchester. It is now held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
crochet - ST. PATRICK'S DAY
crochet, 6 - 12 mths
EASIEST HAMANTASCHEN RECIPE, EVER
2 store-bought pie crusts (1 package)
fillings such as nutella, jam, cookie butter, onion jam or pesto and cheese
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Mar 10 at 7:11 AM
THE PLEASURES OF READING RECIPES
Poach the skinned peaches in vanilla-flavoured syrup. When very cold arrange them in a timbale on a bed of vanilla ice cream and coat with raspberry puree.
This is not a book for the kitchen and it never was. The pages are as clean as a bible’s. It was written as a record and also as an aide-memoire for the cook. As ever, there are no cooking times and quantities are scarce.
As they come from the garden, scrape them and cut them equally; seeth them with water and salt. Take them out, as little sod as you can, it is the better, and set them draining. Then make a sauce with fresh butter, the yolk of an egg, salt, nutmeg, a small drop of vinegar; and when all is well stirred together, and the sauce allayed, serve your spargus.