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Quote of the Day: September 28, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 28, 2020

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

by · September 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 28, 2020

Word of the Day: September 28, 2020

presumptuous Definition: (adjective) Excessively forward. Synonyms: assumptive Usage: You might think it presumptuous of me to offer you relationship advice when we barely even know each other, but please hear me out. Discuss.

by · September 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 27, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 27, 2020

Cosimo de’ Medici (1389) The son of a Florentine banker, Cosimo de’ Medici was an able financier who vastly expanded the family’s banking business. In 1433, he was banished from the city by a rival family but returned a year later. With the support of the people, he became the first of the Medici family to rule Florence. He sought a balance of power among the Italian states and made his power as little felt as possible. He was also a noted patron of scholarship and the arts. What celebrated sculptor did he support? More…

by · September 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 27, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 27, 2020

The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

by · September 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 27, 2020

Word of the Day: September 27, 2020

elegy Definition: (noun) A mournful poem; a lament for the dead. Synonyms: lament, requiem, dirge Usage: Standing beside his departed friend’s casket, Mike delivered a moving elegy that brought everyone in the room to tears. Discuss.

by · September 27, 2020 · Bulletin Board
BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER IN SHOOTING OF 17-YEAR-OLD INNOCENT BYSTANDER

BRONX MAN INDICTED FOR MURDER IN SHOOTING OF 17-YEAR-OLD INNOCENT BYSTANDER

Victim Was College-Bound Basketball Player             Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on second-degree Murder and additional charges in the death of Brandon Hendricks, a 17-year-old high school basketball player who […]

Whose Birthday Is It? September 23, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 23, 2020

John Coltrane (1926) Coltrane was an influential American jazz saxophonist and composer. He worked with numerous big bands before emerging in the 1950s as a major stylist while playing with Miles Davis. His playing exhibited a dazzling technical brilliance as well as ardent emotion. Coltrane made a number of influential recordings, among them the 1960s classics My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme. He was deeply spiritual and interested in all religions. What church made him a saint after his death? More…

by · September 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 23, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 23, 2020

There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

by · September 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 23, 2020

Word of the Day: September 23, 2020

vexatious Definition: (adjective) Causing irritation or annoyance. Synonyms: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, plaguey, teasing, pestiferous Usage: Our new acquaintance had become involved in a vexatious difficulty with his pipe which had suddenly betrayed his trust and disappointed his anticipation of self-indulgence. Discuss.

by · September 23, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 22, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 22, 2020

Michael Faraday (1791) Despite having little formal education, Faraday is responsible for some of the most significant scientific developments in history. His contributions include discovering electromagnetic induction, inventing the first electric motor and dynamo, developing the devices now known as Faraday cages, demonstrating the relation between electricity and chemical bonding, and discovering the effect of magnetism on light. In the 1850s, he refused—on ethical grounds—to advise the British government on what? More…

by · September 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 22, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 22, 2020

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

by · September 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 22, 2020

Word of the Day: September 22, 2020

beseech Definition: (verb) Ask for or request earnestly. Synonyms: adjure, entreat, conjure, bid, press Usage: Daddy, I beseech you to stop smoking before it is too late. Discuss.

by · September 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 21, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 21, 2020

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (1853) A Dutch physicist and professor at the University of Leiden, Onnes founded in 1884 a cryogenic laboratory that would become a renowned research center for low-temperature physics. He was the first to produce liquid helium, and in the process produced a temperature within a degree of absolute zero. He also discovered superconductivity—the abnormally high electrical conductivity of certain materials at very low temperatures. When he first observed superconductivity, what did he think it was? More…

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 21, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 21, 2020

The first duty of a lecturer—to hand you after an hour’s discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantelpiece forever. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: September 21, 2020

Word of the Day: September 21, 2020

chivvy Definition: (verb) Annoy continually or chronically. Synonyms: beset, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke Usage: The senator is very demanding and is reputed to endlessly chivvy her staff to work harder. Discuss.

by · September 21, 2020 · Bulletin Board