King Solomon receives the Queen of Sheba. This beautiful example of medieval stained glass dates from 1180AD and is the Second Typological Window in the north quire aisle of Canterbury Cathedral – Image: Sacred Destinations
The modern history of the Jews in Ethiopia begins with the reunification of Ethiopia in the mid-19th century during the reign of Theodore II. At that time the Jewish community, known as Beta Israel, numbered between 200,000 to 350,000 people.
This little known story, with roots that reach back to the time of Abraham, starts with the union of the great King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. In Part 2 a promise is fulfilled. They are welcomed by the Jewish state, like prodigal sons returning to the land of Israel.
The name Beta Israel originated in the 4th century AD when the community refused to convert to Christianity during the rule of Abraha and Atsbeha
Smartphone apps save you time and increase your productivity
Every new Smartphone app is created to assist you in some way, whether it’s to facilitate shopping, follow your favorite sports teams or check the weather forecast.
There are even apps to help you improve your learning experience. Such apps help you stay organized, reduce the amount of time you spend tracking down reading assignments and information, and help you complete higher-quality assignments.
Entering the Job Market for the first time, use online tools to help you gain the edge over your competition.
Entering the job market is a big step for a new graduate, and in this economy you need to stay on your toes to gain the edge over your competition. Fortunately, there are several ways to increase your chances of success at starting your new career.
Begin by working on your resume to ensure it shows you in your best light. If you plan to write your own, study the most popular formats online or ask for guidance from your school’s career services department. Keep in mind that there are different formats for different positions, so you’ll need to know which one is appropriate. Continue reading ‘Online Tools Help You Gain The Edge With Your Career Interview’ »
The Bottle of le Good Life -- a poem by Anthony Smith. Photograph by Anthony Smith (click to enlarge)
The beauty she possesses when she smiles with her eyes
Outshines the stars in the brightly lit night skies.
The ecstasy of her sultry eyes could not be compared
With the tranquillity of sunset and sunrise.
She is like an engine of beauty volted with love.
It’s just like finding a diamond in the rough.
She is like a beautiful dove that tempts me
Into something only sweeter than her love.
The clarity and soothness of her voice
Makes my heart pound without choice
She’s like a bottle of le Good life
Enriched with bubbles of sparkling personality.
Website Happy First Birthday Chocolate Cake Surprise Delight -- lasted less than 24 hours.
The special woman in my life, who happens to be my dear wife, has once again managed to confirm a persistent suspicion of mine — it happens a lot — that she has a heart of gold and is descended from angels.
Yesterday was the first anniversary of the launch of this website. Exactly one year ago, yesterday, this website made it’s first tentative post as the site went live.
On this special day the delicious mouth-watering chocolate cake that you see here, bedecked with lone candle, did not last long.
Chocolate may ease symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome: research -- Source: The Telegraph
We’re halfway through the month of December, which has been designated as Cancer Related Fatigue Awareness Month. Most cancer patients and their families know that the treatments for cancer, as well as the disease itself, can take a serious toll on a person’s energy level. For patients fighting cancer during the holidays, being aware of the signs of fatigue can be especially important.
“Chocolate may ease symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome: research – Source: The Telegraph“
While feeling completely drained of energy can be a symptom of cancer and its treatment, being fatigued for a lengthy period of time can lead to other issues, like depression. But identifying the causes and working with a doctor can help cancer patients work toward feeling like themselves again. Continue reading ‘Cancer Related Fatigue Awareness Month for Patients’ »
“. . capture moments in time away from big city in the grasslands of the Drakensberg and Transkei and along the beaches of the Western Cape.”
For me this painting is no exception and beautifully captures the deep tranquillity, the stillness, of the landscape in this beautiful part of the coast near Gansbaai and Hermanus.
Danger Point Lighthouse was built in 1895. Danger Point was named Ponte de Sao Brandao by Bartholomew Dias on 16 May 1488. The light house received its name because of the treacherous reef and submerged rocks which make this a very hazardous passage for ships hugging the coast. The tower itself has an interesting octagonal construction.
You can find Terry at work most days in his studio at the Originals Gallery in Hermanus. It’s right in the heart of the waterfront area of Hermanus and it’s also known as a very popular destination for land-based whale-watching tourists.
"Coffee tastes better if the latrines are dug downstream from an encampment."
-- U.S. Army Field Regulations, 1861
"Happy the generation where the great listen to the small, for it follows that in such a generation the small will listen to the great."
-- Hebrew Proverb
"Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it."
-- Salvador Dali
(1904 - 1989)
"There does not exist, nor can there exist, true chaos.
Rather what is taken to be chaotic is by nature a system which is governed by laws the observer either cannot or refuses to accept."
-- Camden Narzt
"'Why are you crying?' asked Yossarian.
'Because you don't believe in God!' she said.
'What do you care,' said Yossarian. 'I thought you were an atheist?'
'I am,' she sobbed. 'But the God that I don't believe in is a kind, merciful, loving God, not the vindictive, sadistic, angry God that you don't believe in.'"
-- Joseph Heller
Have few desires."
(604 BC - 531 BC)
"The Way of Lao-tzu"
"No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted."
(620 BC - 560 BC)
"The Lion and the Mouse"
About THIS ‘N THAT
The various personal interests, reflections, contemplations, observations, comments and musings of John L Bradfield and the esteemed guest authors featured below . .
Danielle M is a student of supply chain management in Bloomington, Indiana. She has a consuming interest in Native American culture. Contact her on Twitter to discuss logistics, history or cat videos
David Elliott is a freelance writer from North London who’s spent most of his life in restless excitement. Whenever he can, he immerses himself in foreign cultures and the history of great cities.
Jack Meyers is an experienced detective based in Houston, Texas and is a regular contributor for various law enforcement blogs and websites including nannybackgroundcheck.com
Krisca Te works with Open Colleges, Australia's leading provider of counselling training. When not working, you can find her actively participating in local dog show events – in support of her husband.
Lindsey Harper Mac lives in Indianapolis and writes about technology and social media. Lindsey is now completing her graduate degree and she can be found on Twitter @Harpermac11.
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