Saturday, April 5, 2014

Back To The Desert



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The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
--Albert Einstein

Late this afternoon I will be heading out East for a little over a week of house-sitting and keeping Eva company. I have commanded myself to get out and walk as much as possible out there in the wild scrubland and to be sure that I carry my trusty little camera with me at all times. One never can tell what he will see while roaming through the weeds and trees and other assorted types of desert plants. And animals. And birds. And insects.

Other than that, I have nothing more to report today.

Oh yes... I almost forgot; when I checked out my name Charles Gene Chambers on Google, I found out that my website was listed first, not that it is so great but because there is no other website listed for that exact name. Also, when I Googled Charles Gene Chambers images, there were a whole boatload of them, most taken from my website.


Did You Know . . .?

The U.S. ZIP code 12345 belongs to the main corporate campus of General Electric in Schenectady, NY. GE receives thousands of Santa letters each year from kids believing it would make most sense for Santa's workshop to have the 12345 as his ZIP code.



On this day in 1936, two small towns in Mississippi and Georgia were devastated by tornadoes, killing 200 people in one of the deadliest spates of tornadoes in United States history. A total of 466 people were killed over four days of nearly continuous twisters. Another 3,500 people were injured. The storms and accompanying tornadoes hit Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.

At about 8:30 a.m., the first twister touched down in Coffeeville, Mississippi, before moving northeast and devastating Tupelo, Mississippi. Homes along the Gum pond were completely swept away. A majority of the bodies of the 216 people killed in Tupelo were found in the pond.

The Tupelo twister was estimated to be an F5, the most destructive class of tornado, with winds in excess of 261 miles per hour. One notable survivor of this deadly tornado was one-year-old Elvis Presley, who was born in Tupelo.



1. Of, relating to, or moving along or in the direction of a tangent.
2. Merely touching or slightly connected.
3. Only superficially relevant; divergent: a tangential remark.

In geometry, the tangent line (or simply tangent) to a plane curve at a given point is the straight line that "just touches" the curve at that point. Informally, it is a line through a pair of infinitely close points on the curve.

The red line is tangential to the curve at the point marked by a red dot.



(born April 5, 1937)
Colin Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. He was the first, and so far the only, African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

(born April 5, 1971)
Krista Allen is an American actress. She is best known for her work in the television series , Days of Our Lives, and Baywatch Hawaii, and in the Hollywood films Liar Liar, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Anger Management, and The Final Destination.

 (Apr 5, 1949 - Jan 28, 1986)
Judy Resnik was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed during the launch of mission STS-51-L.

(born April 5, 1973)
Elodie Bouchez is a French actress. She is best known in the United States for her role as Renée Rienne on the fifth and final season of the television show Alias. She is also known for playing Maïté Alvarez in the movie Wild Reeds.


The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
--Aldous Huxley



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