It is curious how instinctively one protects theimage of oneself from idolatry or any otherhandling that could make it ridiculous, or toounlike the original to be believed in any longer. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Archive for April, 2016
baleen Definition: (noun) A horny material from the upper jaws of certainwhales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays incorsets. Synonyms: whalebone Usage: Baleen, formerly used in buggy whips, parasol ribs,and corsets, has largely been replaced by plastic […]
Eugen Bleuler (1857) Bleuler was a Swiss psychiatrist who in 1908introduced the term “schizophrenia.” Whilestudying schizophrenic patients, Bleulerconcluded that the disease was not one ofdementia, a condition involving organicdeterioration of the brain, but one consisting ofa state of mind in […]
BRONX — More than a thousand students from various public and private elementary and middle schools in the Northeast Bronx recently attended The Bronx Youth Empowerment Program’s (YEP) 10th anniversary celebration of “YOUTH SPEAKS” at the Richard R. Green Middle School 113, 3710 […]
INDICTMENT IN 1990 MURDER AFTER WITNESSES, WHO HAD MOVED AWAY, NO LONGER FEARED SPEAKING TO POLICE NYPD Detective Located Witnesses to Killing, One of 2,245 In City That Year Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that […]
But as I see him being subject to what looks like selective prosecution, I must speak out.
BRONX WOMAN INDICTED FOR MUGGING 103-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN CO-OP CITY; TOOK HANDBAG CONTAINING $30 Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx woman has been indicted for robbing and assaulting a 103-year-old, legally blind Co-op […]
nyc.gov/parks Connect with NYC Parks This Week in Parks: Apr 29, 2016 – May 4, 2016 Citywide Highlights Street Games 2016 Bring your kids to check out old-school games at our annual Street Games festival this Saturday. A Tribute to […]
Falsehood is so easy, truth so difficult. George Eliot (1819-1880)
revetment Definition: (noun) A facing, as of masonry, used to support an embankment. Synonyms: stone facing Usage: Like seawalls, revetments armor and protect the land behind them.
John Arbuthnot (1667) Greatly admired in his time, Arbuthnot was a Scottish scientist, mathematician, and satirist. The court physician to Queen Anne, he is best remembered for his five “John Bull” pamphlets, political satires on the Whig war policy that […]
On this date in 1942, Rhode Island became the first state to set up a health or temporary disability insurance program for its working citizens unemployed because of sickness.
U.S., NATO Must Act to Deter Russia Threat to Baltics Rssia’s recent aggressive “buzzing” of an American naval ship in the Baltic Sea should not have come as a surprise. Despite the reluctance of many to recognize the fact, Moscow […]