Monday, April 16, 2007

Don't Call, Bible Thumping, -and- Wild Kingdom

Don't Call - are mobile phones wiping out our bees?
Bible Thumping - jail guard literally throws the book at inmate
Wild Kingdom - sea lion attacks 13-year-old girl

On this day in history: April 16, 1966 - Alongside FBI officials, New York district attorney G. Gordon Liddy arrests Timothy Leary for possession of marijuana after raiding his Millbrook estate. The Supreme Court later rules this bust unconstitutional.

Born on this day in history: April 16, 1889 - Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977) actor, director, composer. He is considered the greatest comic actor of silent movies, e.g., "The Kid," 1920 and "The Gold Rush," 1924.

Today's Video: To Catch a Pirate

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Laura has been in Tucson, Arizona since last Friday. She is returning this evening. The cats miss her, although they have appeared eager to occupy her chair during her absence. My brothers, Phillip (from Santa Cruz) and Jeffrey (from Fullerton), came here last week to visit with our mother. Phillip and Jeffrey came to dinner Friday evening. I made black bean chili with shredded pork tenderloin that had been dry-rubbed and grilled. Phillip returned home Saturday morning. Jeffrey came to dinner Saturday. I grilled New York strip steaks, red bell pepper, and zucchini. Jeffrey came to dinner Sunday. I made a pasta salad with sliced grilled chicken breast, tri-color rotini, red bell pepper, celery, black olives, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and pear tomatoes. Jeffrey is returning home this morning.

The wind that howled fiercely all day yesterday has departed! The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the birds are singing with great glee.