Friday, January 12, 2007

Fighting Back, Somebody's Watching You, -and- Lost and Found

Fighting Back - would-be robbers outgunned by homeowner
Somebody's Watching You - teacher arrested under peeping-Tom law
Lost and Found - woman reunited with ring lost 28 years ago

On this day in history: January 12, 1928 - Murderer Ruth Snyder executed in the Electric Chair at Ossining. Photographer Thomas Howard catches the moment of death with a camera secretly strapped to his ankle, and the photo runs on the front page of the New York Daily News.

Born on this day in history: January 12, 1876 - Jack London (1876 - 1916) novelist. He was noted for books dealing with brutal realism, e.g. "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang."

Today's Video: Antoine Dufour - "Scratch" - outstanding guitarist.

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This morning is the coldest day on record for Corning, CA since 1562! At least it feels as if it is! Brrrrr! Fortunately, it is dry, and there was no ice on RAMMMMM's windshield this morning. It is, however, incredibly cold, and the wind is fierce. I long for summer!

For dinner last evening, I simmered pork sirloin chops, 14 large garlic cloves, a large white onion (quartered), a bell pepper (cut into 1/2-inch-wide slices, 8 medium white mushrooms (quartered), and Cajun seasoning in red wine in a 4-quart sauté pan. After this had simmered for two hours, I added a cup of medium-grain white rice and continued simmering for 45 minutes. It was delightful. The pork was fork-tender, moist, and delicious, and the rice and vegetables were very tasty indeed.