November 20, 2013

Culture

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--Description: 19th C, Emerson R., Culture, Humanity, Music, Life --




I love thy music, mellow bell,
I love thine iron chime,
To life or death, to heaven or hell,
Which calls the sons of Time.

Thy voice upon the deep
The home-bound sea-boy hails,
It charms his cares to sleep,
It cheers him as he sails.

To house of God and heavenly joys
Thy summons called our sires,
And good men thought thy sacred voice
Disarmed the thunder's fires.

And soon thy music, sad death-bell,
Shall lift its notes once more,
And mix my requiem with the wind
That sweeps my native shore.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


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--Did You Know: (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher, and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the mid 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. As a result of this ground breaking work he gave a speech entitled The American Scholar in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence". Considered one of the great orators of the time, Emerson's enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. His support for abolitionism late in life created controversy, and at times he was subject to abuse from crowds while speaking on the topic. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was "the infinitude of the private man." Read more at: Ralph Waldo Emerson

--Word of the Day: edacity \ih-DAS-i-tee\ , noun:
the state of being edacious; voraciousness; appetite.
Example:
Craving can be defined as a compelling and overwhelming edacity for a particular substance.
-- Robert T. Ammerman, Peggy J. Ott, and Ralph E. Tarter, Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1999
...if thou have any vendible faculty, nay if thou have but edacity and loquacity, come!
-- Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History, 1837

--Quote of the Day: Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. ~Franklin P. Jones

--Language Arts-SPANISH: pañolada - noun feminine (bullfighting, football) form of protest at bullfights and football matches where the crowd all wave their handkerchiefs in the air


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November 6, 2013

Kindness is The Word

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--Description: 21st C, Unknown, Hope, Kindness--

"What is the real good?"
I asked in musing mood.

Order, said the law court;
Knowledge, said the school;
Truth, said the wise man;
Pleasure, said the fool;
Love, said the maiden;
Beauty, said the page;
Freedom, said the dreamer;
Home, said the sage;
Fame, said the soldier;
Equity, said the seer;

Spake my heart full sadly:
"The answer is not here."

Then within my bosom
Softly this I heard:
"Each heart holds the secret:
Kindness is the word."

Unknown

Word of the Day: yoho \yoh-HOH\, interjection:
1. (used as a call or shout to attract attention, accompany effort, etc.)
verb:
1. to shout “yo-ho!”
Example:
Taking down a wheezy and tattered concertina, the greasy cook sang in a raucous tone a ditty he had composed. “Yoho, me hearties, hark t'me, pay 'eed now whilst I sing…"
-- Brian Jacques, The Rogue Crew: A Tale of Redwall, 2011

Quote of the Day: Remember you will not always win.
Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat.
But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -
after you have done your best to achieve success today.
- Maxwell Maltz

--Language Arts-SPANISH: intención, noun
intention; meaning
Intención in its most general sense means intention.
Example:
Es un libro repleto de buenas intenciones.
It’s a book full of good intentions.

The phrase tener intención de hacer is the basic way of saying to intend to do something, or to mean to do something:

Después de su gira tenía intención de descansar.
After his tour he intended to rest.


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