Thursday, May 01, 2008

Follow the Evidence, Stupid Criminals, -and- Brave New Schools

Follow the Evidence - "CSI" star, Gary Dourdan, charged with drug possession
Stupid Criminals - bank workers recognized alleged robber as colleague
Brave New Schools - ban on bowing for prayer challenged

On this day in history: May 1, 1942 - The 215th and final hanging occurs at California's San Quentin maximum security prison. Subsequent executions utilize the facility's gas chamber, and ultimately, inmate's choice of that or lethal injection.

Born on this day in history: May 1, 1939 - Judy Collins (1939-) Born in Seattle, WA, singer Judy Collins was a piano prodigy but switched to guitar, releasing her first album in 1961, at 22, and a gold album in 1967, "Wildflowers." Later albums, like 1968's "Who Knows Where the Time Goes," produced by then-boyfriend Stephen Stills, established her reputation. Collins wrote a memoir, "Trust Your Heart," two novels, and directed 1974 documentary "Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman."

Scripture of the Day: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ... - Romans 5:1

Video of the Day: National Day of Prayer - May 1, 2008

John Jacobs' Next Generation Power Force: View slide show of images from John Jacobs' Power Force presentation

The wind has abated! The wind that has plagued us for the last several days appears to have abated. While not significantly warmer than yesterday morning, it is considerably more comfortable because the wind has gone.

Laura brought two Sierra Nevada gourmet pizzas home from work last evening. We enjoyed them following Bible class at Harvest Christian Center. She brought a Mediterranean pizza (pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, red onion, olives, etc.) and a Brewery Employees' Favorite pizza (red sauce, four cheeses, mushrooms, several meats, etc.). They were delightful. Some of the leftover pizza followed Laura to work for lunch, and the balance followed me to my office and was enjoyed as breakfast this morning.