Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fighting Back, Look out Below, -and- Extra! Extra!

Fighting Back - 70-year-old woman chases down would-be robber
Look out Below! - inmate falls through ceiling into Texas jail
Extra! Extra! Read All about It! - CA newspaper to outsource copy editing to India

On this day in history: June 25, 1910 - The Mann Act, sometimes known as the White Slave Traffic Act of 1910, makes it a federal crime to convey or assist in transporting women across state lines for prostitution, debauchery, or "any other immoral purpose."

Born on this day in history: June 25, 1945 - Carly Simon (1945-) Born in New York City, singer-songwriter Carly Simon’s first hit single was "You're So Vain" in 1972. She has two children with songwriter James Taylor, whom she divorced in 1983. She has published a series of children's books and won an Oscar and a Grammy for "Let the River Run," written for the movie "Working Girl."

Scripture of the Day: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?" - Matthew 6:25

Video of the Day: Dogs Go for a Swim

Have you ever heard that a dog 'knows' when an earthquake is about to hit?

Have you ever heard that a dog can 'sense' when a tornado is stirring up, even 20 miles away?

Do you remember hearing that before the December tsunami struck Southeast Asia, dogs started running frantically away from the seashore, at breakneck speed?

Do you know that dogs can detect cancer and other serious illnesses and danger of fire?

Somehow they always know when they can 'go for a ride' before you even ask and how do those dogs and cats get home from hundreds of miles away?

I'm a firm believer that animals - and especially dogs - have keen insights into the Truth.

And you can't tell me that dogs can't sense a potentially terrible disaster well in advance.

Simply said, a dog just KNOWS when something isn't right ... when impending doom is upon us . . . they'll always try to warn us...! Click to enlarge.

Today is my birthday. It is also our wedding anniversary. Yesterday, I was
contemplating what I should make for dinner Friday evening, in celebration
of my birthday and our anniversary. (Although today is the actual date of
these events, Friday seemed a more suitable evening for celebrating them.)
Imagine my great surprise when the Big Brown Truck rolled up in front and
delivered a large Styrofoam container, containing beautiful bacon-wrapped
filet mignon steaks and molten lava cakes! My excellent friend from afar
(and regular reader/commenter here, Chris, sent this fine gift to me! No
longer did I need muse about what would be served at our celebratory dinner!
Thank you, Chris!