Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A steep bowl-shaped hollow occurring at the upper end of a mountain valley, especially one forming the head of a glacier or stream.|
|Usage:||We followed the stream up the incline until we reached the cirque that was its source.|
Idiom of the Day
To have the confidence to act or behave in accordance with one's beliefs or ideologies, especially in the face of resistance, criticism, or persecution
Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887)
Lowry was an English painter noted for his bleak northern industrial scenes, often featuring primitive figures that he called "matchstick men." He also appears to hold the record for the most honors declined. He twice declined appointment to the Order of the British Empire—as an officer in 1955 and as a commander in 1961—and turned down a knighthood in 1968 and appointments to the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1972 and 1976.
This ancient Celtic harvest festival was celebrated at the beginning of winter. According to Celtic folklore, this was the day when the souls of the dead and other supernatural entities gathered and would have access to the human realm—thus giving rise to the fears about ghosts and goblins that we now associate with Halloween, or Samhain Eve.
Researchers Have Found the First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain
Dinosaur fossils aren't always the mineralized remnants of bones. Every now and then, you get an impression of a footprint, or the trace outlines of a feathered arm or "wing."
1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public.
1800 - U.S. President John Adams became the first president to live in the White House when he moved in.
1848 - The first medical school for women, founded by Samuel Gregory, opened in Boston, MA. The Boston Female Medical School later merged with Boston University School of Medicine.
1870 - The U.S. Weather Bureau made its first meteorological observations using 24 locations that provided reports via telegraph.
1940 - "One Night in the Tropics" was released. It was the first movie for Abbott and Costello.
1959 - Jacques Plante, of the Montreal Canadiens, became the first goalie in the NHL to wear a mask.
1968 - George Harrison released the soundtrack "Wonderwall." He was the first Beatle to release a solo album.
1994 - The Amazon.com domain name was registered.
1998 - Iridium inaugurated the first handheld, global satellite phone and paging system.
HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOWS
Nov 2 - 5, 2016
Lone Tree, Colorado
featuring the region’s finest artisans in the unequaled elegance of Lone Tree Golf Club and Hotel.
Nov 4 - 5, 8:30am - 2 pm
Willowbrook Church, 19390 N 99th Ave, Sun City, AZ
This is an excellent opportunity for you to get your Christmas shopping done early so the gifts can be mailed to your loved ones before the Christmas rush.
A yellow-billed shrike (Corvinella corvina) with its prey. The yellow-billed shrike is a common resident breeding bird in tropical Africa, from Senegal east to Uganda, and locally in westernmost Kenya. It frequents forest and other habitats with trees. Although it generally feeds on insects, this shrike may hunt larger prey as well.
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... how many leaves puzzle
Wax your stove top for easy cleanup.
Wax your stove top with car wax, then wipe off with paper towels or an old sock. Any future spills—no matter how crusty—will wipe off in a jiffy (and if you don’t get to the spill right away, add a few drops of any oil to a paper towel to increase the effect as you wipe).