07/07/14 - NNHS Newsletter
“If a composer could say what he had to say in words
- Gustav Mahler
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've been celebrating Mahler's birthday for years and years now, but then haven't we all?!?
BONUS - Gustav's Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen N:o 3: Ich hab' ein glühend Messer
Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century...
A technical device much used by Mahler is that of "progressive tonality", which Deryck Cooke describes as "the procedure of resolving a symphonic conflict in a different key from that in which it was stated", and which is often used "to symbolise the gradual ascendancy of a certain value by progress from one key to another over the whole course of a symphony". This technique was also used by Mahler's Danish contemporary Carl Nielsen. Mahler first employed the device in an early song, Erinnerung ("Memory"), and thereafter used it freely in his symphonies. For example, the predominant key of the First Symphony is D major; at the beginning of the Finale, the "conflict" movement, the key switches to F minor, and only after a lengthy battle gets back to D, near the end. The Second Symphony begins in C minor and ends in E flat. The movements of the Fifth Symphony progress successively from C-sharp minor to A minor, then D major, F major and finally to D major. The Sixth Symphony, unusually for Mahler, begins and ends in the same key, A minor, signifying that in this case the conflict is unresolved.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA
(Ferguson HS - '72) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:Bill Wynne ('63) of MD;
12 -Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;
13 - James Stidham ('57) AND Bobby Jeffries ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 07, 1942 - Heinrich Himmler decided to begin experimenting on women and extending experimentation on males in the Auschwitz concentration camps. Adolf Hitler agreed to the plan for medical experiments on the condition that it remain top secret.
THIS DAY IN 1964:
From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 07/16/14 - "Life's Echo and More":
Rodger Hodgson (of Super Tramp)--Take The Long Way Home
REO Speedwagon- Roll With The Changes
1. During lunch, an ad for a lending institution came on the television set in our employees' lounge. As the commercial extolled the pleasures of extra money, I remarked that there was no such thing as "extra" money.
"Yes, there is," my supervisor retorted. "It's what you have right before your car breaks down."
2. Many patients call the pathology group where I am office manager to discuss their medical bills. One irate woman demanded that I describe every laboratory test on her statement.
Reluctantly, I complied. Starting with the first test on her bill, I read, "No. 1, urinalysis."
She interrupted me at once. "I'm a what?"
3. At the company water cooler, I bragged about my children's world travels: one son was teaching in Bolivia, another was working in southern Italy, and my daughter was completing a yearlong research project in India.
One co-worker's quip, however, stopped me short. "What is it about you," he asked, "that makes your kids want to get so far away?"
Legend has it that the Chinese made the first fireworks in the 800s, filling bamboo shoots with gunpowder and exploding them at the New Year with the hope that the sound would scare away evil spirits.
Fireworks became known in Europe during the 1300s, probably after returning Crusaders brought them from the East.
By the 1400s Florence, Italy, was the center of fireworks manufacturing. At this time fireworks were just one effect in a celebration rather than its focus.
During the 1700s displays became more elaborate and were popular with European royalty. French king Louis XV ordered extravagant displays of fireworks at Versailles, and Russian czar Peter the Great put on a five-hour show after the birth of his son. Meanwhile, in the American colonies settlers used fireworks to mark happy occasions.
Early fireworks were enjoyed more for the sound than the show—in its simplest forms gunpowder explodes quickly, leaving a terrific bang but not much to see other than a rather brief golden glow. Over time people discovered that using chemical compounds with greater amounts of oxygen made the explosives burn brighter and longer.
The multi-hued displays we know now began in the 1830s, when Italians added trace amounts of metals that burn at high temperatures, creating beautiful colors. Other additives also produced interesting effects. For example, calcium deepens colors, titanium makes sparks, and zinc creates smoke clouds.
Good For Women and Men
(My preference is sugar, though not coarse sugar.)
How To Exfoliate Your Face
Regular face exfoliation is the best way to keep your skin clear and healthy looking. Exfoliating is skin treatments where the dead skin cells are sloughed off by a brush, sponge or by other means. Face exfoliation should be an integral part of your skin care. When you exfoliate your face you remove the dead surface skin cells and the oil that cause pored to plug and lead to problems like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and acne. If you don’t remove these cells regularly they can clog the sebaceous pores and make your skin look dull and patchy.
What are the benefits of regular face exfoliation?
1. Speed up the process of skin flaking and shedding
2. Improve your complexion
3. Make your skin look brighter and feel smoother
4. Encourage the growth of new skin cells
5. Increase blood circulation
6. Brings a glow to your face
7. Improve skin texture and color
8. Remove skin blockages
9. Allow your face to maintain an adequate amount of oil
10. Gives the impression of erasing fine lines and wrinkles
11. Keep your skin clear and healthy looking
12. Stimulate cellular renewal
13. Prevent breakouts
14. Remove toxins from your skin
15. Skin preparations are absorbed more easily
How to exfoliate the face?
Step One: Cleanse your face using a mild cleanser to remove the impurities and the residue of makeup.
Step Two: Wet your face and apply an exfoliating cleanser, designed for the face, or sprinkle it onto a sponge or brush.
Step Three: Scrub using gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area because the skin is very delicate and can be easily damaged by abrasive products.
Step Four: Rinse your face thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat it dry.
Step Five: Apply an exfoliating mask and it will bring a glow to your skin and nourish it.
Step Six: At the end don't forget to apply moisturizer or nourishing face cream.
Tips To Exfoliate Your Face:
1. Use exfoliating products specifically designed for the face, because the other may be too abrasive and irritating for your skin.
2. Apply facial scrubs only on cleansed, damp skin.
3. Always use light, circular motions.
4. Always apply moisturizer after face exfoliation, because exfoliating causes your skin to dry out.
5. Never over-exfoliate – you can seriously damage your skin.
6. Exfoliation may leave your skin vulnerable to UV rays, that’s why using a sunscreen is a must.
7. Never exfoliate of your skin is sunburned or has open wounds.
8. Always use products of high quality.
9. If your skin is sensitive or dry, use less abrasive products and avoid using products containing sea salts.
~Tips from Looking Good
Automotive :: #685
By Michelle Forentino from Buffalo USA.
Going in for an oil change? Are you tired of going in for an oil change and then paying for the oil change, an air filter, a transmission flush, and new alignments that you were told you needed? Your car may not have needed any of the extra maintenance so be wary of what mechanics are telling you.
In many "quick lube" mechanic franchises, the mechanics are paid on commission and are pressured into selling a certain amount of "accessory" services every week. When you're deciding on where to take your vehicle, give a quick call before you go and find out how the employees are compensated. If you can't avoid mechanics on commission consult your vehicle's manual before you go. It should list the mileages for when you should get a new filter or have your transmission flushed. Keep records of when maintenance is performed so you know exactly when it should be done again, instead of letting some greedy mechanic tell you to pay for something that your car doesn't need!
A son and his father were
walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, the son falls
hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating,
somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer:
"Who are you?"
Angered at the response,
he screams: "Coward!"
He receives the answer:
He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."
And then he screams to the mountain:
"I admire you!"
The voice answers:
"I admire you!"
Again the man screams:
"You are a champion!"
The voice answers:
"You are a champion!"
The boy is surprised,
but does not understand.
Then the father explains:
"People call this Echo,
but really this is Life.
It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.
If you want more love in the world,
create more love in your heart.
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.
This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life.
Life will give you back everything you have given to it.
~Author Unknown ~ Monday Mix
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BONUS AUSTRIAN RECIPES:
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From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/06/14:
|Stumpy Grinder and his wife Martha were from Portland, Maine. Every
year they went to the Portland Fair and every year Stumpy said, "Ya
know, Mahtha, I'd like ta get a ride in that theah aihplane."
every year, Martha would say, "I know, Stumpy, but that aihplane ride
costs ten dollahs .. and ten dollahs is ten dollahs."
Martha replied, "Stumpy, that there aihplane ride is ten dollahs ...
and ten dollahs is ten dollahs."
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