Articles by: Sal Conforto

Whose Birthday Is It? November 19, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 19, 2018

William Ashley “Billy” Sunday (1862) Sunday was the most popular American evangelist of the World War I era, drawing an estimated 100 million people to his revival meetings. Preaching was a second career for him. Before undergoing a religious conversion, […]

by · November 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 19, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 19, 2018

Lord I disbelieve — help thou my unbelief. E. M. Forster (1879-1970)  

by · November 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 19, 2018

Word of the Day: November 19, 2018

deadpan Definition: (adjective) Deliberately impassive in manner. Synonyms: expressionless, poker-faced, unexpressive, impassive Usage: Although he was distraught when the guilty verdict was read, his deadpan expression made it seem as though he did not care. Discuss.  

by · November 19, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 16, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 16, 2018

Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904) A native Nigerian, Azikiwe was educated in the US and, upon returning to his home country, began publishing denunciatory articles as editor of the African Morning Post. He was charged with sedition in 1936 but was ultimately […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 16, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 16, 2018

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)  

by · November 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 16, 2018

Word of the Day: November 16, 2018

highfalutin Definition: (adjective) Affectedly genteel. Synonyms: hoity-toity, la-di-da, grandiose Usage: I’m glad you didn’t load him down with some highfalutin, romantic name that he’d be ashamed of when he gets to be a grandfather. Discuss.  

by · November 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 15, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 15, 2018

John I “the Posthumous” of France (1316) For the five days he lived, John I, son of Louis X, was king of France. He thus had the shortest reign of any recognized French king. Because his uncle, Philip V, succeeded […]

by · November 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 15, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 15, 2018

Evil companions bring more hurt than profit. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)  

by · November 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 15, 2018

Word of the Day: November 15, 2018

constrict Definition: (verb) Become tight or as if tight. Synonyms: constringe, narrow Usage: Severe migraines can be treated with a drug which constricts the blood vessels. Discuss.  

by · November 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Vishnu Mandir Diwali Cultural Show & Health Market

Vishnu Mandir Diwali Cultural Show & Health Market

FREE cultural event and luncheon. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Vishnu Mandir Diwali Cultural Show & Health Market on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 3PM – 5PM in The Bronx at the Sotomayor Center, 1000 Rosedale Ave. Music, Food, Cultural program, […]

by · November 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 14, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 14, 2018

Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891) Banting was a Canadian physician who, with Scottish physiologist John Macleod, won a 1923 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the hormone insulin. Banting and his assistant Charles Best experimented on diabetic dogs, demonstrating that […]

by · November 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 14, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 14, 2018

All honor and reverence to the divine beauty of form! Let us cultivate it to the utmost in men, women, and children—in our gardens and in our houses. But let us love that other beauty too, which lies in no […]

by · November 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Word of the Day: November 14, 2018

Word of the Day: November 14, 2018

incite Definition: (verb) Provoke or stir up. Synonyms: instigate, stir up, set off Usage: Those who incite riots should be held accountable for the damage they cause. Discuss.  

by · November 14, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? November 13, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? November 13, 2018

Johann Eck (1486) Eck, a German Catholic theologian, was initially friendly with Martin Luther but did not hesitate to condemn Luther’s 95 Theses—which criticized papal policy—as heretical. Known for his dialectic skill, he publicly confronted Luther in 1519, and then […]

by · November 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: November 13, 2018

Quote of the Day: November 13, 2018

It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience. Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804)  

by · November 13, 2018 · Bulletin Board