Word of the Day
Hyperborean hye-per-BOR-ee-un (adjective) Of or relating to an extreme northern region; frozen; of or relating to any of the arctic peoples — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
International Shaw Society
Celebrate the birthday of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw with this site. The International Shaw Society is a great resource for those interested in Shaw’s life, works and ideas. There’s even a list of Shaw-based festivals around the U.S.
Number to Know
1: Number of Academy Awards that Sandra Bullock has won. She won Best Actress for “The Blind Side.”
This Day in History
July 26, 1990: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is signed into law by President George H. W. Bush.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Sandra Bullock (48)
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” — Carl Jung, who was born on this day in 1875.