FYI June 26, 2018


 
 

 
 
 
 

On This Day

 
 
699 – En no Ozuno, a Japanese mystic and apothecary who will later be regarded as the founder of a folk religion Shugendō, is banished to Izu Ōshima.

En no Ozunu, also En no Ozuno, Otsuno (役小角) (b. 634, in Katsuragi (modern Nara Prefecture); d. c. 700–707) was a Japanese ascetic and mystic, traditionally held to be the founder of Shugendō, the path of ascetic training practiced by the gyōja or yamabushi.

He was banished by the Imperial Court to Izu Ōshima on June 26, 699, but folk tales at least as old as the Nihon Ryōiki (c. 800) recount his supernatural powers and exploits.

He also referred to by the name En no Gyōja (役行者 “En the ascetic”), En no Ubasoku (役優婆塞 “En the lay monk”) , or under the full name En no Kimi Ozunu, where Kimi (君) is his kabane or titular name.


Read more ->

 
 
 
 

Born On This Day

 
 
1699 – Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, French businesswoman (d. 1777)

Marie Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin (26 June 1699 – 6 October 1777) was a French salon holder who has been referred to as one of the leading female figures in the French Enlightenment. From 1750–1777, Madame Geoffrin played host to many of the most influential Philosophes and Encyclopédistes of her time. Her association with several prominent dignitaries and public figures from across Europe has earned Madame Geoffrin international recognition. Her patronage and dedication to both the philosophical men of letters and talented artists that frequented her house is emblematic of her role as guide and protector. In her salon on the Rue Saint-Honoré, Madame Geoffrin demonstrated qualities of politeness and civility that helped stimulate and regulate intellectual discussion. Her actions as a Parisian salonnière exemplify many of the most important characteristics of Enlightenment sociability.


Read more ->

 
 
 
 

FYI

 
 
By Heather Chapman: Rural poet Donald Hall, former poet laureate, dies at 89
 
 
 
 
By Alanis King: Huge Touring Car Crash On Portugal Street Circuit Collects Every Car In The Field
 
 
 
 
By George Dvorsky: The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before
 
 
 
 
By Eugen Eşanu: The Truth Behind Being a Creative Person Picasso, Churchill, Balenciaga, Tiffany, Edison
 
 
 
 
By Tom Kuegler: Medium Needs To Fix Their Publication Problem Right Now
 
 
 
 
Sophia Lin Senior Product Manager, Google Maps: Now available: new ways to explore with Google Maps
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Bram Sable-Smith wins Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of struggling rural Missouri hospitals
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Farm Bill forestry fund will help bourbon industry
 
 
 
 
Professor emeritus Ron Osgood will use the outcomes from discussions in a two-day symposium to inform the ongoing development of his Vietnam War / American Stories digital archive.
 
 
 
 
Colossal: Toy Stories: Portraits of Children and their Toys Around the World, $8.25 per month Build Your Dream Career with Online Classes from Skillshare (Sponsor), Dancing in Movies: A Foot-Tapping Montage of Cinema Scenes and more ->
 
 
 
 

Deadine June 27, 2018 Virtual Choir 5: Deep Field Join your voice with thousands of others from around the world. Sign up at https://virtualchoir5.com.
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Newly Digitized Documents From Cornell University Illuminate U.S. Yiddish-Speaking Life Until the Cold War, Collection Includes Three Documents From Artist Marc Chagall
 
 
 
 
The Public Domain Review: Bringing the Ocean Home, Allegorical Maps of Love, Courtship, and Matrimony and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Sara Hudson: Good design is good policy Can you redesign an entire generation? Leave it to Tishaura Jones, the first female treasurer of St. Louis, to try.
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
By tody: Rainbow Blue Chicken Pillow
 
 
 
 
By petachok: Neutra Boomerang Chair
 
 
 
 
By Bryans Workshop: Beautiful Contact Paper Privacy Window!
 
 
 
 

Marvin Bauch – aquapipot

Marvin Bauch – aquapipot


By Marvin Bauch: Aquapipot: Waterplanter, Aquatic Flowerpot, Aquarium, Pipe Structure – Difficult to Describe, Just Look.
 
 
 
 

Widget not in any sidebars

 
 

 
 

 
 

Recipes