Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Prodigal Son, Un-Godly, -and- Life Imitates Art

The Prodigal Son - Billy Graham's grandson returns to flock
Un-Godly - black magic cult unearths dead bodies
Life Imitates Art - writer convicted of murder he described in novel

On this day in history: September 6, 1951 - During a drinking party in Mexico City, author William S. Burroughs instructs his wife Joan to balance a glass of gin on her head. He then takes careful aim with his new .38 pistol, and unintentionally blows her brains out in front of their friends. The Mexican authorities later charge Burroughs with criminal imprudence.

Born on this day in history: September 6, 1928 - Robert M. Pirsig (1928 - ____) novelist, writer. He is best known for "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," 1974.

Scripture of the Day: "Jesus replied, 'If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.'" (John 14:23)

Video of the Day: Crime Time: Electro-Phobia - submitted by Darin

Here is a photograph of Thor as a kitten. He is much larger now! Click to enlarge.

Today is overcast and very humid. The sky looks as though there has recently been a thermonuclear event. I do not like this weather. Of course, it could be worse.

This is how the sun looks this morning: