Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Bonanza? The top-rated western show for many years, "Bonanza" premiered in 1959 and ran until 1973. It was the first hour-long dramatic series to use that new-fangled technology -- color. 😉 ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "I really think a champion is defined not by their … Continue reading Did you know…
YOUR INSIGHT OF THE DAYSo much of our time is spent in preparation, so much in routine and so much in retrospect, that the amount of each person's genius is confined to a very few hours.Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1803-1882 - Lecturer-Poet-Essayist
Itliong may not be as well-known a name as Chavez, but his role among Filipino-American workers was as critical in the 1965-70 Delano grape strike—if not more. https://www.history.com/news/chavez-itliong-delano-grape-strike?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-0908-09082021&om_rid=399c7e2f8a319bbebc23a7254035fc62afc6d5f3be32d341a265af690cb313d2&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-0908 In the late 1960s, grapes grabbed national attention—and not in a good way. Newly organized farm workers, fronted by Mexican-American civil-rights activist Cesar Chavez, asked Americans to boycott … Continue reading How Cesar Chavez Joined Larry Itliong to Demand Farm Workers’ Rights
Meet the standout soldiers, spies and homefront forces who fought for America, from the Revolution to World War II. https://www.history.com/news/black-heroes-us-military-history?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-0908-09082021&om_rid=399c7e2f8a319bbebc23a7254035fc62afc6d5f3be32d341a265af690cb313d2&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-0908
Washington has an endless appetite for Islamabad’s con games. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/10/pakistan-us-relations-taliban-afghanistan-arsonist/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36103&utm_term=Editors%20Picks%20OC&tpcc=36103
The science-versus-religion opposition is a barrier to thought. Each one is a gift, rather than a threat, to the other https://aeon.co/essays/its-not-science-vs-religion-but-each-one-via-the-other?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cc4ad93e8b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_09_06_06_41&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-cc4ad93e8b-70852355
Look beneath the surface of Bach’s music and you will find a fascinating hidden world of numerology and cunning craft https://aeon.co/essays/look-into-the-secret-world-of-numerology-and-puzzles-in-bach?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=dc83a34503-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_09_06_06_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-dc83a34503-71561452
https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-on-books/author-talks-vanessa-bohns-on-our-hidden-potential-to-persuade?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck&hdpid=05e1f629-197f-4761-ba24-6072b74e5001&hctky=12542184&hlkid=87ac43de728848f3b58fab3bc61845e1 We walk through our lives, and we don’t realize how many people notice us and, because they notice us, how many people might imitate our behavior, or change their behavior because of something we did or said.
This is the weekly email digest of the daily online journal Brain Pickings by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — the jazz of trees, physicist Alan Lightman's poetic lens on time and the antidote to the anxiety of aliveness, Derek Jarman on night and transcendence — you can catch up right here. If my labor … Continue reading Brainpickings.org Newsletter
SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 | VIEW IN BROWSER 1 Weakened leader. The United States’ response to 9/11 sparked a crisis in global authority that has transformed the world. The rise of the liberal world order is no longer inexorable—and the U.S. position is weaker than ever, Alia Brahimi writes. 2 Forgotten terror. After the attacks on the twin towers, a … Continue reading Newsletter: FP editor’s pick
Did you know... ... that today is National Emergency Responders Day? On the 11th day of the 9th month, celebrate the people who respond to 911 calls and other emergencies, from police to nurses, from ambulance drivers to fire personnel. Please keep all those responders near and dear to your heart! ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: … Continue reading Did you know..
Drawing a Blank Meaning: Failing to recall a memory. Unable to remember something. Hands Down Meaning: Anything that's easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty. If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out of the Kitchen Meaning: One should discontinue with a task if they are unable to cope with it due to pressure. Barking … Continue reading 5 Phrases – Thought-provoking.
WORD OF THE DAY Guffawɡə-FAWPart of speech: nounOrigin: Scottish, early 18th century 1A loud and boisterous laugh. Examples of Guffaw in a sentence "Kevin let out a loud, spontaneous guffaw." "The comedian let out a guffaw at his own joke."