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Topic: without a care in the world
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:39:57 AM
Idiom of the Day
without a care in the world — Having no concerns or worries.
Topic: Kamakura Matsuri
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:38:52 AM
Today's Holiday
Kamakura Matsuri
Kamakura Matsuri is held in northern Japan in the Akita Prefecture, at the time of year when there is usually deep snow on the ground. In Yokote and other towns of the region, children build Kamakura, snow houses that resemble igloos. They furnish the huts with tatami mats and a wooden altar dedicated to Suijin-sama and have parties in them, while families gather to drink sweet sake and eat rice cakes and fruits. The rice cakes are made in the shape of cranes and turtles, traditional symbols of longevity, and of dogs called inukko, thought to guard against devils.
Topic: Teach us Delight in simple things,
And Mirth that has no bitter springs;
Forgiveness free of evil done,
And Love...

Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:37:59 AM
Quotation of the Day

Teach us Delight in simple things,
And Mirth that has no bitter springs;
Forgiveness free of evil done,
And Love to all men 'neath the sun!

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Topic: Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (1935)
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:36:59 AM
Today's Birthday
Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (1935)
Bono was an American record producer, singer, actor, and politician. He began his music career working with legendary producer Phil Spector in the early 1960s and went on to write, arrange, and produce a number of hit singles like "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On," which he performed with his then-wife Cher. The duo also hosted a popular television variety show in the 1970s. Later, Bono became involved in politics and served as a member of the US House of Representatives.
Topic: Ash Wednesday Fires (1983)
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:36:06 AM
This Day in History
Ash Wednesday Fires (1983)
In 1983, extreme weather and years of severe drought combined to create one of Australia's worst fire days in a century. Within 12 hours, more than 180 fires—fanned by high winds—were burning, causing widespread destruction across the states of Victoria and South Australia. The fires killed 75 people and left thousands of others injured and homeless. They obliterated entire townships in just minutes.
Topic: Sigurd
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:34:51 AM
Article of the Day
Sigurd
Sigurd is a hero of German and Old Norse mythology noted for his strength and courage. He is one of the heroes of the Poetic Edda, the epic poem Nibelungenlied, where he is known as Siegfried, and Wagner's operatic tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung. He figures in many different and sometimes inconsistent legends and is said to have slain a dragon, won an accursed hoard of gold, and married a princess.
Topic: gristly
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:33:55 AM
Word of the Day
gristly
Definition: (adjective) Difficult to chew.
Synonyms: cartilaginous, rubbery
Usage: After several minutes of trying to break down the gristly piece of steak, I gave up and discreetly spat it into my napkin.
Topic: Adverbs of Degree
Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:32:21 AM
Daily Grammar Lesson
Adverbs of Degree
Adverbs of degree are used to indicate the intensity, degree, or extent of the verb, adjective, or adverb they are modifying.
Topic: within arm's reach
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 1:32:12 AM
Idiom of the Day
within arm's reach — Close enough to touch, either literally or hypothetically. Easily attainable.
Topic: Great Backyard Bird Count
Posted: Friday, February 15, 2019 1:31:29 AM
Today's Holiday
Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place every year over four days in mid-February throughout the United States and Canada. Volunteers of all ages and experience, known as "citizen scientists," spend at least 15 minutes counting birds from any location. Then they report the number of birds and species they have seen via the Internet. This gives scientists a real-time portrait of which birds are where in North America. The event was launched in 1998 by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell University Ornithology Lab.

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