Morning Minutes: May 20
Word of the Day
Disseise dih-SEEZ (verb) To deprive especially wrongfully of seisin; to put out of possession or occupancy; dispossess - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
League of American Bicyclists
Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? Celebrate National Bike to Work Day and commute on two wheels instead of four. This site will help you find bike clubs and other resources in your community, and there’s a guide to safe and courteous biking.
Number to Know
1941–1968: Years that screen legend Jimmy Stewart served in the military. Today is Stewart’s birthday; he was born in 1908.
This Day in History
May 20, 1916: The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (“Boy with Baby Carriage”).
Today’s Featured Birthday
Musician/actress Cher (66)
“When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart.” - Diane Ackerman