On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1788: 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet.
On this Day in History in 1793: Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen.

Quote of the Day

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Christopher Reeve

Quote of the Day

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Nodus Tollens

Definition: (n)

1) the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre—which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.