Tuesday, July 29, 2014




But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
--Lord Byron


Did You Know . . .?

In Los Angeles there are more cars than people.



On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passed legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible for coordinating America's activities in space.  NASA was created in response to the Soviet Union's October 4, 1957 launch of its first satellite, Sputnik I. The 183-pound, basketball-sized satellite orbited the earth in 98 minutes. NASA has since sponsored space expeditions, both human and mechanical, that have yielded vital information about the solar system and universe. It has also launched numerous earth-orbiting satellites that have been instrumental in everything from weather forecasting to navigation to global communications.



1. to kill a word or any attempt to eliminate or to destroy a word.
2. logocide refers to the destruction or perversion of meaning.



(born July 29, 1972)
Will Wheaton is an American actor, blogger and writer, known for his portrayals of Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me, Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers, and for his recurring role as a fictionalized version of himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

(born July 29, 1936)
Elizabeth Dole is an American politician who served in both the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush presidential administrations, as well as a United States Senator.

(born July 29, 1990)
Munro Chambers is an actor, best known for his role as Wilder on The Latest Buzz and his new role as Elijah "Eli" Goldsworthy on Degrassi. His identical twin brother named Thomas Chambers is also an actor.

(born July 29, 1953)
Ken Burns is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. His most widely known documentaries are The Civil War , Baseball, Jazz, The War, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Prohibition, and The Central Park Five.


Words aren't only bombs and bullets -- no, they're little gifts, containing meanings.
--Philip Roth, (Portnoy's Complaint, 1969)



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