Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize. Henry James (1843-1916)
Archive for February, 2016
peignoir Definition: (noun) A woman’s loose-fitting dressing gown. Synonyms: neglige, wrapper, housecoat Usage: The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier’s eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them.
Dinah Shore (1916) Shore was an American singer, actress, and TV personality who enjoyed widespread popularity during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 50s. She was the first singer of the era to achieve success as a solo […]
SETTLING THE CZECH Immigration as an item of government involvement appeared on Colonial America’s shores 350 years ago. Born in Bohemia, essentially today’s Czech Republic, Auguste Herman came to the New World initially to work for the Dutch colony […]
ISMAEL MIRANDA and ANDY MONTAÑEZ Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present Two Living Salsa Legends, the multifaceted vocalists ISMAEL MIRANDA and ANDY MONTAÑEZ as they perform selections from their vast repertoires on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 8pm. Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol. Lehman Center for […]
New York City Department of Design and Construction’s STEAM Initiative, in partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, presents the 2016 High School Internship Long Island City – New […]
Verdejo with easy decision over Silva at the Garden By Rich Mancuso / Sports Editor Felix Verdejo at 22 years of age is still learning even as the undefeated lightweight from San Juan Puerto Rico won a dull […]
The louder he talked of his honor, the fasterwe counted our spoons. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
cerumen Definition: (noun) A soft yellow wax secreted by glands in theear canal. Synonyms: earwax Usage: A buildup of cerumen was irritating Billy’s ear, so hismother gently cleaned the area with a cotton swab.
Samuel Joel “Zero” Mostel (1915) Mostel was an American comic actor whocombined a large paunch with acrobatic graceand an expressive face. He initially workedboth on Broadway and in film but wasblacklisted in Hollywood for his political viewsand worked primarily in […]
‘AND THE WINNERS ARE …’, a one-hour Oscar extravaganza available on YouTube, was written and produced by longtime CBS/NBC TV news and entertainment reporter and movie critic, David Sheehan. Sheehan also looks back at 2002 when the Oscars weren’t so whitewashed, capturing […]
MAKING TRACKS February 28 — Although February is the calendar’s shortest month, it looms large in America’s history of railroad development. In 1815, the first state charter for a railroad was issued by New Jersey for a never-completed line between Trenton and […]
DISCONTENTMENT: THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Scripture (Joshua 7:7, 13 NLT): Then Joshua cried out, “Oh, Sovereign LORD, why did you bring us across the Jordan River if you are going to let […]