Friday, May 23, 2008

Our Father, The Kids Are Alright, -and- Flip this House

Our Father - pilots run out of fuel, pray, land near Jesus sign
The Kids Are Alright - 10-year-old boy honored for saving choking classmate's life
Flip this House - $230 million house world's most expensive

On this day in history: May 23, 1934 - A group of FBI agents and police officers from two states ambush Bonnie and Clyde on a highway near Gibsland, Louisiana. The men open fire as the bank robbers drive past the concealed posse, unloading hundreds of rounds into the car.

Born on this day in history: May 23, 1974 - Jewel (1974- ) Singer, songwriter. Born Jewel Kilcher on May 23, 1974, in Payson, Utah. A popular recording artist, Jewel grew up in Alaska. She began her musical career at the age of six, joining her parents, singer-songwriters Atz Kilcher and Nedra Carroll, on stage. After her parents divorced, Jewel continued to tour with her father for several years. When Jewel was fifteen, she made a major change in her life. She starting performing as a solo act and won a vocal scholarship to Interlochen, a private school in Michigan dedicated to the arts. While there, she began writing songs and took up the guitar. Jewel later moved to San Diego, California, to live with her mother. But she eventually branched out on her own, ending up living in a van for a time as she tried to make as a performer.

Scripture of the Day: May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Video of the Day: Hillary Cackle

Politics 2008 - the candidates. Click to enlarge.

The wind continues! The fierce wind that has plagued us for days continues! The temperatures are considerably lower than last week—in the mid-to-high 70s only! This is certainly not good weather for Memorial Day weekend and will not provide a pleasant environment for the fairs and many Memorial Day events. Hopefully, the wind will soon abate, the temperatures will rise, and this will become a warm, calm, and festive weekend!

Of course, it could be worse! One of my brothers and his family live in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here are some photographs he took of the current fire-fighting activity near his home! Click to enlarge.