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Yoga Korunta

Life & Politics

Location: United States

One learns, as nothing endures but change.

29 July 2006

Greta's Wedding

This will have to wait until I gather notes and have more time!

27 July 2006

Name Blog: David

Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Jewish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Slovene, Biblical
Other Scripts: דָוִד (Hebrew), Давид (Russian)
Pronounced: DAY-vid (English), da-VEED (French) [key]
Possibly derived from Hebrew דוד (dvd) meaning "beloved". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. Jesus was supposedly descended from him. Other famous bearers of this name include the 5th-century patron saint of Wales, two kings of Scotland, empiricist philosopher David Hume, and explorer David Livingstone. This is also the name of the hero of Charles Dickens' semiautobiographical novel 'David Copperfield'.

My mother likes the name. So do I.

25 July 2006

Tuesday's Word: heat

Main Entry: 2heat*
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English hete, from Old English h[AE]te, h[AE]tu; akin to Old English hAt hot

1 a (1) : a condition of being hot : WARMTH (2) : a marked or notable degree of hotness b : pathological excessive bodily temperature c : a hot place or situation d (1) : a period of heat (2) : a single complete operation of heating; also : the quantity of material so heated e (1) : added energy that causes substances to rise in temperature, fuse, evaporate, expand, or undergo any of various other related changes, that flows to a body by contact with or radiation from bodies at higher temperatures, and that can be produced in a body (as by compression) (2) : the energy associated with the random motions of the molecules, atoms, or smaller structural units of which matter is composed f : appearance, condition, or color of a body as indicating its temperature

2 a : intensity of feeling or reaction : PASSION b : the height or stress of an action or condition c : sexual excitement especially in a female mammal; specifically : ESTRUS

3 : a single continuous effort: as a : a single round of a contest (as a race) having two or more rounds for each contestant b : one of several preliminary contests held to eliminate less competent contenders

4 : pungency of flavor

5 a slang (1) : the intensification of law-enforcement activity or investigation (2) : POLICE b : PRESSURE, COERCION c : ABUSE, CRITICISM

Bloggers, let's remember our friends in the southwest and send them our extra AC. One hopes that California sucessfully sues the EPA for failing to enforce the Clean Air Act of 1970. "Phoebe, be a luv and get mama another glass of iced tea. Thanks, sweetie!"

*Merriam-Webster Online

18 July 2006

Tuesday's Word: air conditioning

air-condition One entry found for air-condition.
Main Entry: air-con·di·tion
Pronunciation: "er-k&n-'di-sh&n
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: back-formation from air conditioning
: to equip (as a building) with an apparatus for washing air and controlling its humidity and temperature; also : to subject (air) to these processes
- air conditioner noun
- air-con·di·tion·ing /-'di-sh(&-)ni[ng]/ noun

Bloggers, it's "hotter than the hinges of Hades," said Barbie2be! Let's remember to keep our collective cools and that there are always people who are worse off.

Merriam-Webster Online

11 July 2006

Tuesday's Word: context

Main Entry: con·text
Pronunciation: 'kän-"tekst
Function: nounEtymology: Middle English, weaving together of words, from Latin contextus connection of words, coherence, from contexere to weave together, from com- + texere to weave -- more at TECHNICAL
1 : the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning
2 : the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs : ENVIRONMENT, SETTING - con·text·less /-"tekst-l&s/ adjective
- con·tex·tu·al /kän-'teks-ch&-w&l, k&n-, -ch&l, -chü-&l/ adjective
- con·tex·tu·al·ly adverb

Interpretation is easily mistaken.

08 July 2006

'It's a beautiful day in Ireland'

Astronauts Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum climbed out of an airlock on the international space station Saturday, starting a spacewalk full of repairs and tests. But both got a chance to take in the view from 220 miles above Earth. "Wow! Oh, my goodness. It's a beautiful day in Ireland," Sellers said. As he looked down at the Caspian Sea several minutes later, Fossum said, "Ha, ha, ha. This is a good view. I'm in a dream; nobody wake me up."

Now, if only we could do something about the English problem.

07 July 2006

Keep Yer Panties On!

Bloggers, those who thirst will wish to go to Blue Gal's to purchase the blogosphere's best vessel for coffee, beer, Champagne, or grog. It was shipshape on it's maiden voyage and when crossing the equator held true to the rigors of passage. Arrrgh! This be a worthy mug!

05 July 2006

Comment Verification

The time has come to restrict comments. This is not a pleasant decision or one easily made. There is no objection to readers' wishing to remain anonymous, but the porn, drugs, and other sordid filth must go.

04 July 2006

Tuesday's Word: independence

Main Entry: Independence Day
Function: noun: a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence; specifically : July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776

We've bailed the English out of two world wars and they still elected a lapdog, Tony Blair, to head their government. This lackey has shown as much leadership as has the Chimp.

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