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6 Advantages That Playing a Musical Instrument Provides

Most children are naturally drawn to musical instruments because by thrumming a guitar string or tapping the piano keys they can produce great sounds without even trying. If you notice that your child likes to move to different melodies, they’re probably attuned to music and will also enjoy making it themselves. Children who learn to play musical instruments gain a great hobby and also enjoy a number of important mental benefits that will help them become more successful people, so learn the six benefits children gain by playing a musical instrument.
1. Improves academic success rates
2. Encourages social connections
3. Increases self-confidence
5. Improves respiratory system function

A Year of Shakespeare Quotes and Translations

I love this daily email with translations for Shakespeare.

You may want to sign up. This is particularly fine. -keith

Sonnet 33 – Lines 1-4

Full many a glorious morning have I seen
Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye,
Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy. . . .

Translation

 

have witnessed many brilliant mornings as the sun makes the mountain peaks more beautiful with its regal stare, kissing the verdant meadows with its dazzling face and making dim streams golden with its heavenly chemistry.

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The Safest Cars for Seniors

This is a great article. Please read it all here. https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/
 – keith —–> . Posted On 05 Jan 2018 By : 

(…) I wasn’t able to back it up and look to see things behind me. My neck doesn’t turn as well as it used to, and my peripheral vision is not as good as it used to be, either.”

(…) There have never been so many senior drivers on the roads as there are today and their numbers are growing: in 2015, there were 50% more drivers over age 65 than there were in 1999, according to the Federal Highway Administration.

With these large numbers comes an increased need for vehicles that make driving easier while keeping seniors– and other people on America’s roads – safe. The good news is cars have never been safer than they are today. The bad news is with so many cars on the market, the process of finding the right one can be daunting.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/the-safest-cars-for-seniors/

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What Is Net Neutrality and How Does It Affect You?

There’s currently a lot of talk in the news about the FCC’s decision to get rid of net neutrality in the United States. But what on Earth is net neutrality, and how does it effect you? Watch this informative video, which explains everything in layman’s terms, and find out yourself.

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Free books – Top 100 EBooks

Top 100 at Project Gutenberg

To determine the ranking we count the times each file gets downloaded. Both HTTP and FTP transfers are counted. Only transfers from ibiblio.org are counted as we have no access to our mirrors log files. Multiple downloads from the same IP address on the same day count as one download. IP addresses that download more than 100 files a day are considered robots and are not considered. Books made out of multiple files like most audio books are counted if any file is downloaded.

Top 100 EBooks yesterday

  1. A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens (2339)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1161)
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde (917)
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (869)
  5. Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (712)
  6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (707)
  7. Et dukkehjem. English by Henrik Ibsen (693)
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (663)
  9. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (597)
  10. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (584)
  11. Moby Dick; Or, The Whale by Herman Melville (519)
  12. Ulysses by James Joyce (505)
  13. The Book of the Fly by G. Hurlstone Hardy (500)
  14. Dracula by Bram Stoker (460)
  15. Il Principe. English by Niccolò Machiavelli (459)
  16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (452)
  17. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (450)
  18. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (443)
  19. Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (411)
  20. The Cottage on the Fells by H. De Vere Stacpoole (396)
  21. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (356)
  22. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (356)
  23. War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (355)
  24. Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem (353)
  25. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (347)
  26. Emma by Jane Austen (346)
  27. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (327)
  28. The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian erotic novel by Anonymous (324)
  29. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (323)
  30. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass (319)
  31. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (318)
  32. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by Charlotte Brontë (303)
  33. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein (290)
  34. Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (282)
  35. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (275)
  36. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (273)
  37. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (270)
  38. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (258)
  39. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (253)
  40. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (247)
  41. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (245)
  42. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (245)
  43. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (240)
  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (239)
  45. Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw (237)
  46. Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (237)
  47. Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (236)
  48. The Iliad by Homer (233)
  49. Sunzi bing fa. English by active 6th century B.C. Sunzi (233)
  50. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (232)
  51. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (231)
  52. The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. XX, No. 989, December 10, 1898 by Various (231)
  53. Dubliners by James Joyce (226)
  54. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (224)
  55. The Count of Monte Cristo, Illustrated by Alexandre Dumas (218)
  56. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (215)
  57. Essays of Michel de Montaigne — Complete by Michel de Montaigne (203)
  58. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (200)
  59. The Republic by Plato (200)
  60. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (199)
  61. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (199)
  62. The Dickens Country by Frederic George Kitton (197)
  63. The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois (195)
  64. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson (195)
  65. Common Sense by Thomas Paine (190)
  66. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (187)
  67. The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin (186)
  68. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (185)
  69. Candide by Voltaire (184)
  70. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (177)
  71. Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience by William Blake (175)
  72. Hard Times by Charles Dickens (172)
  73. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and James Madison (172)
  74. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (171)
  75. The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated by Dante Alighieri (170)
  76. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (167)
  77. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (166)
  78. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (162)
  79. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (161)
  80. Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy (160)
  81. My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III. by Anonymous (159)
  82. The Man Behind the Bars by Winifred Louise Taylor (158)
  83. The King James Version of the Bible (149)
  84. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke (149)
  85. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (149)
  86. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell (148)
  87. Pop-Guns by Aunt Fanny (147)
  88. Letters to a Friend by John Muir (144)
  89. The son of Don Juan by José Echegaray (142)
  90. Irrigation Works by E. S. Bellasis (142)
  91. Persuasion by Jane Austen (141)
  92. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine (138)
  93. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (137)
  94. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (137)
  95. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (135)
  96. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (134)
  97. John Brown’s Raid by National Park Service (133)
  98. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (131)
  99. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (130)
  100. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (130)

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The Adventure of a Lifetime

The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.

As Soul, you have the God-knowledge within you. The teachings of ECK will awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart.

The road to God is the adventure of a lifetime.

With spiritual blessings,

Eckankar - signature of Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master

“The purpose of these talks is to open the heart center. The golden Light of God often enters the heart while we’re laughing and feeling happy, coming in so quietly and gently that we may not realize It’s there.”

for a free book —> https://www.eckankar.org/FreeBook/index.html

—Sri Harold Klemp, Cloak of Consciousness,   Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, p. 132

 

ECKANKAR is excited to announce the new Sri Harold Klemp YouTube Channel! Check out video excerpts from Sri Harold’s seminar talks. They are great for sharing with friends and family. Here are just a few of the videos you will find on the channel:
ECKANKAR: Inner Guidance—Listening to Your Intuition Can Help Others
ECKANKAR: A Spiritual Master Helps Jane Adjust Her Attitude
ECKANKAR: HU and a Spiritual Master Help Heal a Despondent Woman
ECKANKAR: A Teacher Receives Protection via His Spiritual Master
How Can I Be in Alignment with Divine Spirit?
Harold Klemp Speaks on the Role of Humor in Spirituality
How to Stay Grateful During Hard Times—Sing HU
What to Do When Friends Smoke, Gossip, or Push Their Beliefs On You, by Harold Klemp

Stay tuned for more videos to come.

lincoln.ne.gov | Cleaner Greener Lincoln > Lincoln Environmental Action Plan

Mayor Beutler’s Cleaner Greener Lincoln initiative has emerged as a strong supporter and promoter of living sustainably in Nebraska’s capital city. In addition to funding sustainable projects, the initiative has supported many community events including Earth Day, Complete Streets, Biketacular, Bike to Work Day, and Celebrate Lincoln.

Source: lincoln.ne.gov | Cleaner Greener Lincoln > Lincoln Environmental Action Plan

8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

Assisted living can be intimidating for grandkids — but these activities will make them feel right at home. Read tips from Grandparents.com.

Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

Read tips from Sara Schwartz,  Managing Editor for Grandparents.com, on how to make grandkids more comfortable when they come to visit.

Read the Details at the links.

1. Read a chapter book.

2. Share a fuzzy blanket.

3. Create a scavenger hunt.

4. Peruse the family photo albums.

5. Give each other a manicure.

6. Hold a talent show.

7. Play a card game.

8. Start a movie club.

Source: 8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

8 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits posted by Sara Schwartz

Chinese History I: Antiquity to Early Imperial (2000 BCE -220 CE) | Confucius Institute | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Take a look at the resource material on China. -keith

Source: Chinese History I: Antiquity to Early Imperial (2000 BCE -220 CE) | Confucius Institute | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

10 Education Websites That Teach You For Free | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

They say it’s never too late to learn something new in life, and the advent of the internet has only made it easier to expand your horizons. There are thousands of educational websites out there, but I’ve gone a step further and compiled the very best on the internet just for you. So if you’re feeling like it’s time to take your life in a whole new direction, begin your journey of discovery below:

Source: 10 Education Websites That Teach You For Free | Computers & Internet – BabaMail

Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

If you are requesting an estimate on the cost to register your vehicle, please make sure that you enter your home address and the vehicle information fields. These are needed for property tax & sales tax calculations. The VIN is extremely important but not absolutely necessary for a rough estimate. Fields left blank may affect your quote. We will normally get you a response within one business day of receipt of your request. Responses after 4:30 pm, on weekends or holidays may take additional time

Source: Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

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Husker fans urged to prepare for new bag policy

To minimize inconveniences, fans attending the Husker football home opener Sept. 2 should prepare for a major change to Memorial Stadium’s bag policy.

WEAR RED, BE CLEAR: HUSKER FANS URGED TO PREPARE FOR NEW BAG POLICY

 

To minimize inconveniences, fans attending the Husker football home opener Sept. 2 should prepare for a major change to Memorial Stadium’s bag policy.

Nebraska Athletics has implemented a clear bag policy for all ticketed sporting events to ensure a safe and enjoyable game experience for all.

“The athletic department regularly evaluates policies and procedures to see how they align with industry best practices,” said Matt Davidson, director of events for Nebraska Athletics. “After reviewing our previous bag policy, we decided this change was necessary.”

The National Football League and other NCAA programs, including seven other Big Ten schools, have adopted a clear bag policy.

Fans are encouraged to bring only necessary items into the stadium. All fans and their belongings are subject to inspection at stadium entrances. Guests will be required to open outer garments for visual inspection upon entry. Express entry lanes will be available at Gates 2, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 for fans without bags.

Each attendee will be allowed to enter with one clear bag: either a plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches or a one-gallon plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar). Small clutches – approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap – can be taken into the stadium along with one of the clear bags. The clutch cannot be larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.

Exceptions will be made for approved medical needs. Medical bags or equipment can be inspected and tagged at Gates 11, 15 and 16A and at premium-level lobbies. For questions about medical equipment or other needs, contact the Nebraska Athletic Event Management Office at 402-472-1003.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, solid drawstring bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases, diaper bags, bags larger than the permissible size and non-approved seat cushions (those with back rests, metal fastenings, pockets, zippers, compartments or covers, or that are more than 16 inches wide).

Guests carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be asked to return them to their vehicles, hotel rooms or homes. Fans also may transfer their personal items into a provided, clear, Ziploc-style bag and discard the bag that does not meet the new guidelines.

Guests can carry personal items in their pockets or jackets. These include keys, makeup, feminine products, combs, phones, wallets and credit cards. Attendees also may bring blankets into the stadium by carrying them over a shoulder or arm.

For more information on the clear bag policy, visit http://huskers.com/bagpolicy. For a full list of Memorial Stadium policies for 2017, visit http://go.unl.edu/7vjf.

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Source: Wear red, be clear: Husker fans urged to prepare for new bag policy | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

MAYOR SUPPORTS NATIONAL EFFORT TO COMBAT HATE, EXTREMISM AND BIGOTRY

Mayor Chris Beutler has signed onto a statement supporting the Mayors Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry.   The Compact was created by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USMC) in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Lincoln prides itself on being a City that welcomes people of all nationalities, races, ethnicities and faith tradition,” Mayor Beutler said.  “What happened in Virginia is a stern reminder that we must all continue to oppose racism, bigotry and discrimination everywhere in America.  I applaud these two great organizations for coming together to promote justice and equality for all, two principles on which this nation was built.  As Mayor, I pledge to do all I can to rebuke hate and promote peace in our City.”

The Compact has 10 key components

  • Expressly rejecting extremism, white supremacy and all forms of bigotry
  • Denouncing all acts of hate wherever they occur
  • Ensuring public safety while protecting free speech and other basic constitutional rights
  • Calling for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes
  • Elevating and prioritizing anti-bias and anti-hate programs in our nation’s schools
  • Supporting targeted communities and bringing together civic and community leaders to build trust
  • Celebrating diversity, promoting inclusivity and challenging bias
  • Promoting Law enforcement training on responding to and reporting hate incidents, hate crimes and domestic terrorism
  • Encouraging residents in their communities to report hate incidents and crimes, including using hot lines and online tools
  • Maintaining civil rights enforcement and strengthening hate crime laws when necessary

The Compact statement reads in part, “Mayors and their cities must continue to be a beacon for inclusion, tolerance and respect for all.  We will continue to create stronger cultures of kindness and compassion in our communities and expect our federal and state partners to join us in this endeavor.”

More information on the Compact is available at MayorsCompact.org.

The USCM is the official nonpartisan organization for cities with a population of 30,000 or more.   More information is available at USMayors.org.

Founded in 2013, the nonprofit, nonpartisan ADL is the nation’s premier civil rights and human relations organization.   More information is available at ADL.org.

InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2017 Media Releases Source: InterLinc: City of Lincoln: Mayor’s Office: 2017 Media Releases

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