Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fighting Back, Bible Proof, -and- Lost in Space

Fighting Back - 75-year-old man tackles 230-pound thief
Bible Proof - archaeologists discover seals from Kingdom of Judah
Lost in Space - $273 million global-warming satellite goes missing, crashes

On this day in history: February 24, 1868 - President Andrew Johnson impeached for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. There are no other presidential impeachments until Clinton's in 1998.

Born on this day in history: February 24, 1955 - Steven Jobs (1955 - ) Born in San Francisco, CA, computer inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs and ex-Hewlett-Packard engineer Stephen Wozniak (1950? ) founded Apple Computer in a garage in 1976. Their brainchild, the Apple II computer (1977), helped to launch the personal computer revolution.

Scripture of the Day: The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands. — Psalm 138:8

Video of the Day: No God in School - This is a must-see video! - submitted by Don.

Imagine my surprise when I saw the enormous rainbow trout caught in the lake behind my office! Click to enlarge.

Recommended New Site: Ishi Archery Club I just completed the construction of this new site and invite all to visit and see what the club offers!

The Weather: The sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue and clear, there is but a gentle breeze, and the birds are singing loudly and with great abandon. This shall be a glorious day—made all the better by the charring of animal flesh upon the grill this evening!

I had intended to grill the gigantic London broil that sat—wonderfully dry-rubbed—in our refrigerator last evening. The rain was very, very light and did not impede me in the matter at all. The wind, however, was fierce! I have not seen any official reports, yet I estimate the wind at well beyond 75 MPH! The large, heavy trash container that I pushed to the alley behind my office yesterday morning was emptied by Waste Management in the early afternoon. I heard the rumbling of the large truck and the subsequent sounds of it emptying my trash container but decided to wait until such time as I was leaving for the day to return the container to its station behind my office. At 4 PM, when I exited my office, I saw that the wind had borne the container across the alley and well into the parking area on the other side of the alley! I have never encountered such a wind in this area previously!

The wind howled throughout the night and was howling yet when I went abed. I am certain you can well imagine my glee upon arising this morning and finding that the wind had departed!