Thursday, September 18, 2008

Drink Up!, Taxman, -and- Keep Your Hands on the Wheel!

Drink Up! - NYC tap water bottled, sold for $1.50
Taxman - Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act
Keep Your Hands on the Wheel! - texting while driving "more dangerous than drugs or alcohol"

On this day in history: September 18, 1946 - Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 thus establishing the CIA.

Born on this day in history: September 18, 1971 - Lance Armstrong (1971-) Born in Plano, Texas, cyclist Lance Armstrong began competitive cycling and triathlons at 13, setting early records. By 1998, Armstrong was winning the grueling Tour de France and went on to win it an unprecedented seven times.

Scripture of the Day: Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. - Ecclesiastes 9:18

Video of the Day: Pussy versus Printer - submitted by Cindy

Be afraid, Mrs. Butterworth. Be very, very afraid!

Photographs from last Sunday’s Harvest Christian Center softball tournament await your viewing pleasure.

From the index page for Photo Gallery of Local Events, choose Harvest Christian Center Softball Tournament – September, 2008.

You may view the images individually, or you may view them as a slide show. To view as a slide show, click on “start slide show” on the left beneath the first image.

Beware the Darktime
As summer nears its end and fall approaches, the mornings remain in darkness increasingly longer. Recently, it has been dark when I arrive at my office at 6 AM. I have never mused upon this, however, and have simply tread with caution as I traverse the dark passage.

I park at the rear of my office and walk to the alley, down the alley to the sidewalk, to the front of my office, and into the front door—whereupon I disengage the alarm system.

Yesterday morning, as I strode down the dark alley, I came very suddenly upon another creature! Because of the darkness, I remained unaware of this creature until it was very near. It was too dark to determine specifics, yet I assumed that the creature was human, since by the silhouette of the creature I was able to discern that it was walking upright. Since there are no gorillas here, and since bears rarely travel into the city, I was further convinced that it was human.

The creature was, most likely, a harmless derelict. Nonetheless, the encounter gave me great pause, and I determined that—in order to travel my morning path in greater safety—I should henceforth delay my arrival at my office sufficiently to ensure that the journey from Mr. Nitro to my office be made not in darkness but in light. So it shall be—until such a time that the daylight arrives earlier.