Word of the Day
Confection kun-FEK-shun (noun) Something put together from varied material; a fancy dish or sweetmeat; a sweet food; a work of fine or elaborate craftsmanship; a light but entertaining theatrical, cinematic or literary work — www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
This site is the official website for novelist Ray Bradbury, and it’s a great resource for those interested in his life and works. The site goes beyond a traditional bio and book list; there are video interviews and even a message board.
Number to Know
18: Number of times baseball great Carl Yastrzemski was named an All-Star. “Yaz” was born on this date in 1939.
This Day in History
Aug. 22, 1950: Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Actress Kristen Wiig (39)
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” — Ray Bradbury, who was born on this date in 1920