Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Better Than Nothing . . .

I was once again out in the desert yesterday doing my dog-sitting and house watch tasks but arrived back home this morning around nine. Early enough to fashion a quick blog entry but too late to offer anything profound. Maybe tomorrow.



An inclined part of a road or railway; a slope.
The degree of such a slope.

In simple terms, the variation in space of any quantity can be represented (eg graphically) by a slope. The gradient represents the steepness and direction of that slope.

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Ben Affleck

Born Aug15, 1972
Age: 40 years old.

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, film director, writer, and producer. He became known with his performances in Kevin Smith's films such as Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), and Dogma (1999). Affleck won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the screenplay for Good Will Hunting (1997), which he co-wrote with Matt Damon, and has appeared in lead roles in such popular hits as Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002), Daredevil (2003), Hollywoodland (2007) and State of Play (2009).

Julia Child

Born Aug. 15, 1912
Died Aug. 13, 2004

Julia Child (née McWilliams) was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

Rose Marie

Born Aug 15, 1923
Age: 89 years old.

Rose Marie is an American actress. As a child performer she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie. A veteran of vaudeville, Rose Marie's career includes film, records, theater, night clubs, and television. Her most famous role was television comedy writer Sally Rogers on the CBS situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show. She later portrayed Myrna Gibbons on CBS's The Doris Day Show and was also a frequent panelist on the game show Hollywood Squares.


 Today is also the birthday of novelist  

 His three novels were published posthumously; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire (2006) and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (2007) have sold about 30 million copies in 40 countries around the world.


You can't learn pathos or profundity.

--Nigel Kennedy

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