Thursday, January 24, 2008

Blast Off!, Homeland Insecurity, -and- Somebody's Watching You

Blast Off! - rocket at museum found to be live
Homeland Insecurity - loaded gun slips through airport security
Somebody's Watching You - AT&T looking at Internet filtering

On this day in history: January 24, 1986 - Crackpot and founder of the fraudulent Scientology movement, L. Ron Hubbard dies. His bad science fiction writing has grown alarmingly prolific in the years since his death.

Born on this day in history: January 24, 1949 - John Belushi (1949–82) Born in Chicago, IL, comedian John Belushi appeared with the Second City comedy troop in the 1970s, and gained fame on "Saturday Night Live" (1974–9). He died of a drug overdose in California.

Scripture of the Day: To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. - Jude 1:24-25/

Video of the Day: Dog vs. Balloons - submitted by Darin

The rain continues! While it was dry (albeit cold, gloomy, and windy) most of the day yesterday, it began raining late last night and continues now. While it is a light rain, it is constant, and the ground is becoming saturated. Puddles abound, and the water levels in local creeks and streams are rising. Rain is forecast for the next several days.

I am daily marking off the days on my Nikon World calendar, waiting impatiently for March 20—the first day of spring!

During Bible college class last evening, we were instructed to choose a partner—someone we did not know well—and ask each other three questions. This was an interesting and informative exchange. Interestingly, the answer to the first question, "What is something that the congregation does not know about you?" was the same for me and my partner: "I am very sensitive."