I couldn’t identify with this quote any more! Today is my birthday eve and I’m slowly realizing another year’s passage means another year’s experience added to the memory banks. This truly is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Cheers. Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam Used under creative commons, thank you Maverick Liew! Continue reading Quote of the Day – Omar Khayyam on Moments
Today is Nikola Tesla’s birthday and in some countries, “Tesla Day!” I thought that was worthy of a quote! Happy Birthday Mr. Tesla. Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. – Nikola Tesla Used under creative commons, thanks Juan_Carlos_Cruz! Continue reading Quote of the Day – Nikola Tesla on Connections
Today is Duke Ellington’s birthday. He’s got a couple of really great quotes and some great song lyrics, but this one really struck me as something which captured who he was and what he meant to the world of music. Enjoy. 🙂 Jazz is a good barometer of freedom. In its beginnings, the United States spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free, that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country. – Duke Ellington Used under creative commons, … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Duke Ellington on Freedom of Expression
Today is Oregon’s Birthday, and Valentine’s day, Yes, it’s the 153rd year since Oregon became a state and was admitted to the union. Not only will I share today’s quote which came from Oregon’s only woman Governor, but a couple of interesting facts about Oregon State. Oregon’s state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs. Oregon and New Jersey are the only states without self-serve gas stations. There are nine lighthouses standing along the coastline. Five are still being used; the others are designated historic monuments. Crater Lake … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Oregon, My Oregon.
Today, in 1882, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born. He is the only United States President to serve more than two terms and the only President to serve from a wheelchair. I found this quote recently and with all the machinations like SOPA and PIPA flying around, I thought it best to remember what other Presidents have said on the subject of censorship… If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Franklin Roosevelt on Freedom & Censorship
Happy Birthday Ellen! I’ve followed Ellen’s career from the early days and I’ve always found her funny. Today, on her day of birth, I share some words of wisdom from her: Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. – Ellen DeGeneres (Photo Credit: Elizabeth Thomsen, on Flickr) Continue reading Quote of the Day: Ellen DeGeneres on Normalcy
On My Birthday, All these things happened. I thought you might find them interesting too! On This Day: Sunday July 25, 2010 This is the 206th day of the year, with 159 days remaining in 2010. Holidays Feast day of St. Christopher, Saints Thea, Valentina and Paul, St. James the Greater, and St. Magnericus. Spain: St. James Day. Costa Rica: Guanacaste Day. Puerto Rico: Constitution Day. Tunisia: Republic Day. Events 1832 – The first recorded railroad accident in U.S. history occurred, on the Granite Railway near Quincy, Massachusetts. 1866 – Ulysses S. Grant was named General of the Army, the … Continue reading On This Day (July 25th)