Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back Home Again . . .



In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
--George Orwell

Well, I am back home inside the Tucson city limits and again have the use of my own computer.

I intended to write some of my thoughts on truth but found that I do not know enough about that subject to formulate (in words) anything new and has not already been done to death.

Even though I have been reading other people's opinions about what is truth, I simply cannot agree with most of them since they seem to have their base in Christianity or some other mythical religion. And that's not good enough. About a year ago I bought an expensive (scholarly) book about Lies and Untruths and how terribly dishonest most people are. I have intended to read it for the last few months. I suppose I should get busy and do so as soon as possible. To add to my overall knowledge.

Because I can't think of anything else I want to write about.

Not at the moment.

And that's the truth.

I think.

Maybe later.


Did You Know . . .?

The giant redwood is so tall that in order to get water near the top of the tree, it uses 'air roots' to collect water out of the fog.



On this day in 1947 at 9:12 a.m. in Texas City's port on Galveston Bay, a fire aboard the French freighter Grandcamp ignited ammonium nitrate and other explosive materials in the ship's hold, causing a massive blast that destroys much of the city and takes nearly 600 lives. Devastating fires burned for days, and on April 17 the freighter High Flyer, also loaded with nitrates, exploded, further devastating the port and causing a new string of explosions at nearby plants.

It was the most devastating industrial accident in U.S. history, with 600 people killed and more than 3,000 wounded.



1. Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; artless.
2. Openly straightforward or frank; candid.

Not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
Synonyms: insincere, dishonest, untruthful, false, deceitful, duplicitous, lying, mendacious



(born April 16, 1965)
Jon Cryer is an American actor, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. He made his motion picture debut in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair, but found greater fame in the 1986 John Hughes-written film Pretty in Pink. In 2003, Cryer was cast as Alan Harper on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2012. Cryer received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television in 2011.

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Ellen Barkin is an American actress, known for her roles in the films The Big Easy, Sea of Love and Switch. She won an Emmy Award in 1997, for Before Women Had Wings and a Tony Award in 2011, for The Normal Heart.

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Martin Lawrence is an American actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood career as a leading actor, most notably in the films House Party, Bad Boys, Blue Streak, Big Momma's House and A Thin Line Between Love & Hate. Lawrence has had numerous film roles and his own highly rated television series eponymously named after him, Martin, which aired on the Fox network from 1992 to 1997.

(born 16 April 16, 1978)
Lara Dutta is an Indian Bollywood actress who was crowned Miss Universe 2000. She made her Hindi debut in 2003 with the film Andaaz. Dutta subsequently appeared in several commercially successful films, including Masti (2004), No Entry (2005), Kaal (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007), Housefull (2010) Chalo Dilli (2011). She has thus established herself as one of the leading actresses in the Hindi cinema and is a household name.


Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
--Albert Einstein


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