Thursday, December 6, 2012

I Have Been Called A Skeptic


Three Propositions For Which I Have Doubts

The speed of light is six trillion miles per year.
The universe is thirteen and a half billion years old.
The speed of light cannot be exceeded within the space of
our universe by any physical object originally propelled
by any purely physical means.


Each day Just a short time after she eats her morning meal Eva goes out (with me as her escort) to the back deck to check out all of the existing new and exciting scents that hang in the air and then drift in from out over the desert. To watch over this land, her home range, her domain, is Eva's instinctive job, her solemn duty, her main responsibility. And she does it well.

On one of those recent mornings, I grabbed up my little camera and snapped a quick shot.
Sunrise Over Mountains

Later, around noon, I went out for a walk down Calle de Valle and turned right (west) onto Fort Lowell Road then continued on over to Malopomene. At the juncture of Fort Lowell and Conestoga Avenue, I espied a large house that is seemingly supplementing its commercial electric power.


A statement or assertion that expresses a judgment or opinion.

A place where things join.


Birthday:   December 6, 1924
Death Date:   Feb 15, 1973
Wallace Maynard Cox was an American comedian and actor, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the U.S. television series Mr. Peepers (1952–1955), plus several other popular shows, and as a character actor in over 20 films. Wally Cox was the voice of the popular animated cartoon character Underdog. Although often cast as a meek milquetoast, he was actually strong and athletic.
Birthday: December 6, 1900
Died: April 30, 1974
Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress. Although she began with the Mercury Theatre, appeared in more than seventy films beginning with Citizen Kane and on dozens of television shows during a career that spanned more than thirty years, Moorehead is most widely known to modern audiences for her role as the witch Endora in the series Bewitched.
Birthday:   December 6, 1870
Death Date:   Jun 23, 1946
William Surrey Hart was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is remembered for having imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity. A successful Shakespearean actor on Broadway who had worked with Margaret Mather and other stars, he appeared in the original 1899 stage production of Ben-Hur.
Hart went on to become one of the first great stars of the motion picture western. Fascinated by the Old West, he acquired Billy the Kid's "six shooters" and was a friend of legendary lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson.
Birthday:  December 6, 1833
Date of death: May 30, 1916
John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. His command, the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning quick raids and its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear, blending in with local farmers and townsmen. The area of northern central Virginia in which Mosby operated with impunity was known during the war and ever since as Mosby's Confederacy. After the war, Mosby worked as an attorney and supported his former enemy's commander, President Ulysses S. Grant, serving as the U.S. consul to Hong Kong and in the Department of Justice.
RAIN by Raymond Carver
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 It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man, always makes him feel better.
--Ambrose Bierce

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