Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fighting Back, Heat of the Moment, -and- Ride Don't Run

In the News Today
  • Fighting Back - neighbors tackle home invader
  • Heat of the Moment - global-warming climate skeptics are winning
  • Ride Don't Run - British marathon runner admits he caught a bus to finish third in race

    Technology in the News Today
  • Google Doodle Honors Gumby Creator Art Clokey's 90th Birthday
  • Japan Woos Bloggers with 10,000 Free Round-Trip Plane Tickets
  • Science Center Takes Ownership of Space Shuttle Endeavor

    Born on this Day in History: October 12, 1916 - Alice Childress (1916 - 1994) - Alice Childress was born on October 12, 1916 in Charleston, South Carolina but grew up grew up in Harlem. She acted with the American Negro Theatre in the 1940s and wrote a number of plays about the African-American experience, including Trouble in Mind. Childress was also a successful writer of children's literature, including A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich. She died in 1994.

    On this Day in History: October 12, 1978 - Former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious stabs girlfriend Nancy Spungen to death in room 100 of New York's Chelsea Hotel. Because Sid remembers nothing about the crime, theories include robbery and an abortive suicide pact. Vicious dies of an ugly heroin overdose shortly before his trial.

    Scripture of the Day

    Dr. Charles Stanley Quote of the Day

    Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.

    Video of the Day - Corning Homecoming Parade 2011 - Part 1 and Part 2:

    Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.