Thursday, June 26, 2008

Relax!, Monkey Business, -and- Slow Down!

Relax! - town wants to ban couches from porches
Monkey Business - Spanish parliament to extend rights to apes
Slow Down! - man arrested after speeding 22 times in 45 days

On this day in history: June 26, 1990 - Irish Republican Army bombs the Carlton Club, an exclusive conservative gentleman's cabal in London.

Born on this day in history: June 26, 1892 - Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973) Born in Hillsboro, WV, Pearl S. Buck was raised by American missionary parents in Chinkiang, China. She lived in China until age 40. Her second novel, "The Good Earth" (1931), won the Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1964, she established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to help children.

Scripture of the Day: "I [Darius King of Persia] issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions." - Daniel 6:26-27

Video of the Day: How to Make Cheese - submitted by Danica

Here is the birthday/anniversary (she called it a "birthiversary" card Laura made for me! Click to enlarge.

The fires continue. The air quality is horrid. The sky is darkened from the smoke of many fires near here. This morning, there were ashes from the nearby fires on Mr. Nitro. While the ashes were lightly scattered about him, this is the first time I have seen such evidence of the fires. I continue to pray for the welfare of those who have been affected by the fires and for those still in danger from the fires.