WORD OF THE DAY: Eunoia is the shortest English word containing all five main vowel graphemes. It comes from the Greek word εὔνοια, meaning "well mind" or "beautiful thinking." It is also a rarely used medical term referring to a state of normal mental health.
Silvesterklausen, Switzerland (photo credit Ruth Bernegger, via fotocommunity.de)Perchta or Berchta (English: Bertha), known as a goddess in Alpine paganism in the Upper German regions of the Alps. may mean "the bright one" related to the name Berchtentag, meaning the feast of the Epiphany.
Ruth St. Denis in her solo dance "Radha", 1906. modern dance pioneer, introducing eastern ideas into the art. co-founder of the American Denishawn School of Dance and the teacher of several notable performers.