Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Fighting Back, Free Falling, -and- Get in Line

Fighting Back - 12-year-old boy kills man attacking mother
Free Falling - pilot falls out of plane, plane keeps going
Get in Line - man goes berserk at car wash

On this day in history: April 2, - World-famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and Dr. John F. Condon turn over $50,000 in ransom money to an unidentified man in a Bronx cemetery. Lindbergh's kidnapped infant, however, is never returned -- his corpse is discovered the following month.

Born on this day in history: April 2, 1939 - Marvin Gaye (1939–84) Born in Washington DC, singer and composer Marvin Gaye wrote hit "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1968) and other soul classics. In 1961, he married Anna Gordy, Motown president Berry Gordy's sister, and then released a series of Motown hits. The album "What's Going On" (1971) marked his new, socially conscious style. In later years, Gaye was beset by problems, which culminated in being shot to death by his father.

Scripture of the Day: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. - Ephesians 4:2-3

Video of the Day: Bill Clinton Library - submitted by Frank

"And brinig me back a burger!" Click to enlarge.

Beautiful weather! The weather is beautiful today: It is sunny, the skies are blue, and birds are singing loudly. The wind remains absent, and the temperature is forecast to be in the low 70s today and the high 70s by the weekend!

For dinner last evening, I made a salad with Romaine lettuce, English cucumber, red onion, white mushrooms, raw asparagus, hard-boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, bacon, and wasabi sesame seeds. At the table, we added crumbled blue cheese. Laura used a raspberry vinaigrette, and I used ranch dressing. It was wonderful.