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Word of the Day: July 20, 2020

Word of the Day: July 20, 2020

goggle  Definition: (verb) Look with amazement; look stupidly. Synonyms: gape, gawk, gawp Usage: He goggled at her in astonishment. Discuss. 

by · July 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 19, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 19, 2020

Charles Horace Mayo (1865) Mayo was a gifted surgeon who, with his father, brother, and several other doctors, founded the world-renowned non-profit medical center in Minnesota that would become the Mayo Clinic. In addition to seeing patients, Mayo served as the health officer of Rochester, Minnesota, for many years and also taught medical students. He originated modern procedures in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery and reduced the death rate in goiter operations. What factor contributed to his early surgical success? More…

by · July 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 19, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 19, 2020

A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

by · July 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 19, 2020

Word of the Day: July 19, 2020

falsify  Definition: (verb) Tamper, with the purpose of deception. Synonyms: fudge, fake, misrepresent, wangle, manipulate, cook Usage: The researcher was tempted to falsify his data in order to secure funding for his study. Discuss.

Whose Birthday Is It? July 17, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 17, 2020

James Cagney (1899) After cutting his teeth on stage as a vaudeville and Broadway song-and-dance man, Cagney established himself as the quintessential gangster in the 1931 film The Public Enemy. He continued to play thugs in films like Angels with Dirty Faces and White Heat and won an Oscar for his performance in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He had a passion for farming and died on his secluded farm in 1986. In 1981, he broke a 20-year retirement to appear in one of his last films. What was it? More…

by · July 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 17, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 17, 2020

We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

by · July 17, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 17, 2020

Word of the Day: July 17, 2020

firmament  Definition: (noun) The vault or expanse of the heavens; the sky. Synonyms: celestial sphere, empyrean, heavens, welkin Usage: The stars shine in the endless firmament. Discuss.

Whose Birthday Is It? July 15, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 15, 2020

Linda Ronstadt (1946) Ronstadt is an American popular-music singer and record producer. She embarked on a solo career in the late 1960s and became known for her interpretations of folk songs and collaborations with artists from a diverse array of genres. She became one of the most successful female singers of the 1970s and branched out in the 80s with award-winning Spanish language albums. One of her grandfathers was an inventor who made a fortune by patenting what widely used household item? More…

by · July 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 15, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 15, 2020

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

by · July 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 15, 2020

Word of the Day: July 15, 2020

paltry  Definition: (adjective) Contemptibly small in amount. Synonyms: petty, trivial, trifling, beggarly, derisory, measly, piddling Usage: The miserly millionaire was criticized for his paltry donation, but even public shaming was not enough to make him part with more money. Discuss.

by · July 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? July 14, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 14, 2020

Owen Wister (1860) Wister was an American author who is best remembered for his contributions to western fiction. A well-to-do Harvard graduate, he suffered from ill health and summered in the American West, where he gained much inspiration for his writings. His popular 1902 novel The Virginian is regarded as the first western. It tells the tale of a cattle rancher who depends on a harsh code of ethics, and it helped establish the cowboy as an American folk hero. To whom is the book dedicated? More…

by · July 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: July 14, 2020

Quote of the Day: July 14, 2020

We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to. W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) 

by · July 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: July 14, 2020

Word of the Day: July 14, 2020

statuesque  Definition: (adjective) Suggestive of a statue, as in proportion, grace, or dignity. Synonyms: stately Usage: She was of majestic form and stature, her attitudes were imposing and statuesque, and her gestures and movements distinguished by a noble and stately grace. Discuss.

by · July 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

The Bronx Chronicle Veteran of the Week

SFC Rick Connors Award: Veterans Hall of Fame Year: 2010 Richard was born, raised and educated in Auburn, New York. He began his naval career in 1963 and served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve for seven years, being honorably […]

by · July 13, 2020 · Veterans
Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? July 13, 2020

Harrison Ford (1942) Ford is an American actor who had minor roles on screen and TV before achieving stardom in George Lucas’s 1977 hit movie Star Wars. He then took on the role of Indiana Jones and graduated to dramatic films like Blade Runner, Witness, and The Fugitive. His rugged good looks and wry charm made him one of the most popular actors of his day. A noted conservationist, Ford has had a species of spider and a species of ant named for him. How did he get the scar on his chin? More…

by · July 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board