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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Wednesday, August 22

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Actress Kristen Wiig (39) 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...
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  • 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
    Ray Bradbury
    www.raybradbury.com
    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)
    Daily Quote
    “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
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