Friday, May 15, 2009

Fighting Back, Doing the Right Thing, -and- Avast!

Fighting Back - woman fends off home invaders with chili, broom
Doing the Right Thing - struggling single mom facing eviction returns $271,000 after bank error
Avast! U.S. Navy detains 17 suspected pirates

On this day in history: May 15, 1997 - Federal prosecutors in the Unabomber trial file the necessary paperwork requesting the death penalty for Ted Kaczynski.

Born on this day in history: May 15, 1923 - Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004) Born in New York City, photographer Richard Avedon began shooting fashion for "Harper's Bazaar" (1945-65), and became known for stark portraits of people in unusual poses. He published his first book of celebrity portraits, "Observations," in 1959. In 1963, Avedon photographed aspects of the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements, then became famous working for "Vogue."

Scripture of the Day: So after they [the church at Antioch] had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them [Barnabas and Saul] and sent them off. — Acts 13:3

Video of the Day: Video tour of Sierra Nevada Nevada Brewing Co. and interview with owner, Ken Grossman - submitted by Laura

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on Fox News!

UPDATE 12:40 PM: I set up the new Microsoft Life Web Cam 6000. I am waiting for extension cables in order to place it in the front window of my office. Until then, you will see random images sent from when the mood strikes me.

Laura's Journey: Laura is on her way to Sacramento, where she will attend a business seminar. This afternoon, she will board an airplane and fly to Tucson, AZ, where she will spend five days visiting with her daughter, Rachel, son-in-law, David, granddaughter, Parker, and other relatives and friends.

She shall send photographs from her iPhone, documenting the journey. I shall include them here when I receive them, so be certain to check back routinely to follow Laura's journey!

Laura is packing for her trip. The kitties apparently do not wish her to depart!

Laura is at the seminar, musing over the resources.

The first break, after the intro session.

Session 1: Organize your life.

It is time for Laura to have lunch!

Laura is at the Sacramento airport! Do not share your beverage with the pilot!

Laura is on the airplane! Tell the pilot to fly with great caution!