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Morris Rosenfeld: I know not why

I know not whyMorris RosenfeldI lift mine eyes against the sky, The clouds are weeping, so am I; I lift mine eyes again on high, The sun is smiling, so am I. Why do I smile? Why do I weep? I …

Aesop's Fables: The Cage-Bird and the Bat

by Aesop The Labourer and the SnakeThe Ass and His PurchaserThe Cage-Bird and the Bat A Singing-bird was confined in a cage which hung outside a window, and had a way of singing at night wh…

The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow rip…

Nicolas Cage

Name at birth: Nicolas CoppolaNicolas Cage made his film debut in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but it was his role in the hit Valley Girl (1984) that launched his screen career. Cage was sudde…

Brewer's: Cage

To whistle or sing in the cage. The cage is a jail, and to whistle in a cage is to turn Queen's evidence, or peach against a comrade. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Brewer's: Singing in Tribulation

Confessing when put to the torture. Such a person is termed in goal slang a “canary bird.” “ `This man, sir, is condemned to the galleys for being a canary-bird.' `A canar…

Know Your Telemarketing Rights

Source: Federal Trade Commission. Web: www.ftc.gov. In its publication “Ditch the Pitch: Hanging Up on Telephone Hucksters,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) outlines your righ…