Word of the Day: September 14, 2020

Word of the Day: September 14, 2020

ho-hum Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness. Synonyms: boring, deadening, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dull, slow Usage: Lectures on human psychology always pique my interest, but this ho-hum speaker put me right to sleep. Discuss.

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Financial Focus: Are you ready to live comfortably in your retirement years?

Financial Focus: Are you ready to live comfortably in your retirement years?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA By the time you read this, college classes are underway with many now virtually. At CUNY this semester, I am teaching “Retirement Planning.” In our “new world,” it should be a very interesting topic […]

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Choices

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Joshua 24:15 NKJV And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other […]

by · September 13, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
NYCDCC and CCA at Our Lady of Angels Church in the North West Bronx on August 28th

The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and the Carpenter Contractor Alliance of Metropolitan New York donate food, school supplies and care packages throughout the months of August and September at four community events in the Bronx […]

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 12, 2020

Henry Louis “H.L.” Mencken (1880) Often regarded as one of the most influential American writers of the early 20th century, Mencken was a journalist, satirist, social critic, and cynic known as the “Sage of Baltimore,” for the city where he lived his entire life. Perhaps best remembered for his satirical reporting on the Scopes evolution trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey trial,” Mencken was frequently critical of myriad institutions. Why did the Arkansas legislature pass a motion in 1931 to pray for Mencken’s soul? More…

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Quote of the Day: September 12, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 12, 2020

To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is . . . the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

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Word of the Day: September 12, 2020

Word of the Day: September 12, 2020

hilarity Definition: (noun) Great merriment. Synonyms: glee, mirthfulness Usage: When she was gone, I felt as if there was to be no more fun—though it is difficult to say what she had contributed to the hilarity of the party. Discuss

by · September 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Spiritual Inspiration: 9/11 Memorial Reflection

Spiritual Inspiration: 9/11 Memorial Reflection

A word of encouragement in memory of the 911 atrocity: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

by · September 11, 2020 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration
Whose Birthday Is It? September 11, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 11, 2020

David Herbert “D.H.” Lawrence (1885) Lawrence was an English writer whose works condemned industrial society and explored sexuality, often drawing on his own life for inspiration. Now noted for their intensity and erotic sensuality, several of his works, including Lady Chatterley’s Lover, were banned as obscene. Persecuted for being a pacifist and shunned for having a German wife during World War I, he left England forever. He died of tuberculosis in France. Lawrence once acquired a ranch in New Mexico in exchange for what? More…

by · September 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 11, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 11, 2020

My father taught in the wise way which unfolds what lies in the child’s nature, as a flower blooms, rather than crammed it, like a Strasbourg goose, with more than it could digest. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

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Word of the Day: September 11, 2020

Word of the Day: September 11, 2020

privation Definition: (noun) Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life. Synonyms: neediness, want Usage: They endured years of privation during the war and were used to going without. Discuss.

by · September 11, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 10, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 10, 2020

Hilda Doolittle, AKA H.D. (1886) Born in Pennsylvania, Doolittle traveled to Europe in 1911 and stayed there the rest of her life. In England, under the influence of Ezra Pound, she became associated with the imagists and developed into one of the most original poets of the group. She combined classical themes with modernist techniques to create clear, impersonal, sensuous verse. Doolittle, who became an icon of the gay-rights and feminist movements after her death, was once involved in a love triangle with what other writers? More…

by · September 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Quote of the Day: September 10, 2020

Quote of the Day: September 10, 2020

In many ways doth the full heart reveal The presence of the love it would conceal. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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Word of the Day: September 10, 2020

Word of the Day: September 10, 2020

prodigality Definition: (noun) The trait of spending extravagantly. Synonyms: profligacy, extravagance Usage: She spent her first half-year’s dividend from the Venice Hotel Company, with characteristic prodigality, in presents for the children. Discuss.

by · September 10, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Whose Birthday Is It? September 9, 2020

Whose Birthday Is It? September 9, 2020

Count Leo Tolstoy (1828) Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and philosopher. Considered one of the world’s greatest writers, he is perhaps most famous for his masterpieces, War and Peace, a vast prose epic of the Napoleonic invasion of 1812, and Anna Karenina, about the tragedy of a woman’s faith in romantic love. Tolstoy was an anarchist and disapproved of all organizations based on the premise of force, including the government and the church. How many characters are there in War and Peace? More…

by · September 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board