2017-11-17

how to show dates in Google search results | HOW-TO of the week

Sometimes, you might want to know the date of a webpage. This information can be hard to find, but there is a way to show the dates of webpages in Google search results. This feature can be especially helpful if you're trying to cite a website for a paper (using MLA, for instance) and can't find any dates listed on the site itself.

To begin, go to Google and search for something. If you're trying to figure out the date of a specific webpage, type in a phrase you know will bring up that page.



Here are my results for "Martha Snell Nicholson":


Now, select the URL of the current Google search page. At the very end of that URL, type or paste the following:

&as_qdr=y15


Load the new URL, and results should appear with their corresponding dates:


"collect as much of the following information as possible both for your citations and for your research notes:
. . .
publishing date"
Purdue Online Writing Lab (about MLA citations)

2017-11-10

HWV 294 | CONCERTO of the week

Concerto: Harp Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 6 (HWV 294)
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Video's orchestra: The English Concert



"Handel . . . wrote a harp concerto that, in various editions, has become an important edition to the modern concert harp repertoire."
Roslyn Rensch

2017-11-03

Old Man Drive Thru Confusion | COMEDY SKETCH of the week

It's National Sandwich Day in the U.S.A.

Show: Studio C
Cast: Stephen Meek and Natalie Madsen
Director: Jared Shores
Producer: Jared Shores and Diane Mayne
Writer: Mallory Everton
Editor: Yurii Hydrick
Date published: October 5, 2015


"Lots and lots of toadybatons"

2017-10-27

"When I Consider How My Light Is Spent" | SONNET of the week

John Milton went blind in his forties. The loss of his eyesight, "that one Talent which is death to hide," is almost certainly the subject of this sonnet. It was after Milton went blind that he wrote (dictated) Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and many other works.

When I Consider How My Light Is Spent sonnet John MiltonWhen I consider how my light is spent,
  E're half my days, in this dark world and wide,
  And that one Talent which is death to hide,
  Lodg'd with me useless, though my Soul more bent
To serve therewith my Maker, and present
  My true account, least he returning chide,
  Doth God exact day-labour, light deny'd,
  I fondly ask; But patience to prevent
That murmur, soon replies, God doth not need
  Either man's work or his own gifts, who best
  Bear his milde yoak, they serve him best, his State
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
  And post o're Land and Ocean without rest:
  They also serve who only stand and waite.


"they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength"
Isaiah 40:31

2017-10-20

Andrew Remillard | YOUTUBE CHANNEL of the week

Andrew Remillard's YouTube channel is a great resource for finding and learning hymn melodies. He has recorded entire hymnals and continues to upload new videos regularly. Besides hymns, he has also recorded some classical music by various composers. Here are the links to his channel pages, as well as to his website:

So go check it out, and enjoy the beautiful melodies. Here's a sample:



"O may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice,
And in His blissful presence eternally rejoice!"
Jean­ette Threl­fall

2017-10-13

harvest paintings | PAINTINGS of the week

A Golden Harvest
John Clayton Adams
1889

Harvest Time, Surrey
John Clayton Adams
1874

Returning from the Harvest
John Clayton Adams

Haymaking near Amberley
James Aumonier

A Surrey Cornfield
George Cole
1864

A Surrey Harvest
George Cole
1848

At Arundel, Sussex
George Cole
1887

August Days
George Cole
1881

Landscape — Harvest Time
George Cole
1865

The Last Load
George Cole
1865

The Veteran in a New Field
Winslow Homer
1865

Harvest Scene in the Delaware Valley
George Inness
1867

Corn Stooks in a Mountainous River Landscape
Sidney Richard Percy
1861?

Harvest
Edmund George Warren
c. 1870s

"he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together."
John 4:36

2017-10-06

Sandra Jean Schmuck | PERSON of the week

On June 10, 1959, "Sandy" Schmuck was born Sandra Jean Greene in Warren, Michigan to Wyatt F. and Bessie M. Greene. She moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1977 and graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1980. Two years later, she married Ronald Michael Schmuck. They had three children. Sandy Schmuck taught for many years at Pensacola Christian Academy and through the A Beka Academy homeschool program. After a battle with cancer, she passed away on October 6, 2011 at the age of 52.

As part of the A Beka Academy homeschooling program, I had Mrs. Schmuck for 8th grade, 9th grade, and 11th grade English classes. She was one of my favorite teachers, and impacted my life by encouraging me both academically and spiritually. Mrs. Schmuck was an encourager. She depended on God despite her struggles. The poem below the video is an excerpt from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life." Longfellow was Mrs. Schmuck's favorite poet, and we memorized the selection in one of her English classes.



"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

"Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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