Briefly: October 2016 ~ By Jessica A. Volz

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

briefly_1~ Winston Churchill
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945;
the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.


TRIVIA: Who coined the phrase “United States of America”?

Answer: Stephen Moylan, in a letter to Joseph Reed on January 2, 1776.

(Source: The New-York Historical Society.)




Photo credit: Mammoth Screen/BBC photographer Adrian Rogers

The popular BBC miniseries Poldark returns for a second season this fall. According to the third book in Winston Graham’s Cornish saga, we know that Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) will be put in front of a courtroom, charged with pilfering the contents of a shipwreck and inciting a riot — crimes that are punishable by death. It’s the year 1790, and there are more cliffhangers than cliffs on the horizon. Tune in to MASTERPIECE (PBS) on Sunday evenings through November 27. The DVD will be released on November 22.