Morning Minutes: Aug. 22
Word of the Day
Eisteddfod eye-STETH-vawd (noun) A usually Welsh competitive festival of the arts especially in poetry and singing - 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
Author Ray Bradbury (90)
“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