Tuesday, June 15, 2004

News on Demand

If you're an avid news reader, then you owe yourself a review of this article from PC World. I've included it in it's printable form, so that it is all on one page, thus alleviating you of the trouble of flipping pages. :) As you can see there are numerous readers out there, some of which are free and some of which offer free trials before using. Personally, I use FeedDemon, but there are plenty of other choices out there.

Check out the pic of Clinton's presidential painting to be hung in the White House. Painted by Simmie Knox, born to a family of sharecroppers in Alabama, it looks to be a pretty darn good likeness. For more on Simmie Knox, turn to this page . "He turned to portraiture after years of painting a wide variety of paintings because he found that there is nothing more challenging and interesting to paint than the human face. He states "I think that a good portrait is the most difficult thing for an artist to bring off successfully. Not only must you get an accurate likeness, but you must also create a good painting. Somehow you must convey a subject's character,spirit, and personality; and everything must communicate the dynamism of the subject". A great portrait of Thurgood Marshall here

Quote of the Day
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair

Word of the Day
equanimity ee-kwuh-NIM-uh-tee; ek-wuh-\, noun:
Evenness of mind; calmness; composure; as, "to bear misfortunes with equanimity." Usage: For one whose mind has been notoriously troubled, Brian Lara is at least retaining a sense of equanimity Origin: Equanimity comes from Latin aequanimitas, "impartiality, calmness," from aequanimus, "impartial, even-tempered," from aequus, "even" + animus, "mind, soul."

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