Tuesday, July 15, 2014




It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
--Robert A. Heinlein

I have decided to make a change in the basic content of this blog. It will no longer contain personal commentary every day -- such commentary appearing only on those specific days when an interesting subject suggests itself to me.

Since I enjoy looking up and presenting such content as the Celebrity Birthdays, Historic Events, Did You Know, and the Word For Today, I will continue incorporating them in the daily blog. This will ensure my due diligence in blog maintenance while relieving me of the stress inherent in the demand that I write an interesting commentary on a daily basis.

Perhaps blogging will now become again a fun activity.

We'll see.


Did You Know . . .?

The Giant Gippsland is a worm that can grow to a length of nine feet.



On this day in 1888, the Bandai volcano erupted on the Japanese island of Honshu, killing hundreds and burying many nearby villages in ash. The best estimate is that 461 people were killed and hundreds more were seriously injured, suffering broken bones and skulls from the rain or flying debris, as a result of the eruption. More than one hundred people were critically burned. The eruption left an 8,000-foot crater in the earth. In the aftermath, the ash from Bandai dimmed the sun slightly worldwide for months.



1. To crawl like ants.
2. To swarm with ants.

Not to be mistaken for fornicate which means consensual sexual intercourse between two people not married to each other



(born July 15, 1961)
Forest Whitaker is an American actor. He has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as The Butler, Battlefield Earth, Bird, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai,

(born July 15, 1950)
Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is best known for her news website The Huffington Post.

(born July 15, 1951)
Jesse Ventura is an American politician, actor, author, naval veteran, and former professional wrestler who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.

(born July 15, 1976)
Diane Kruger is a German actress. She is known for roles in Troy, National Treasure and its sequel, Inglourious Basterds, Mr. Nobody, The Host, and Unknown. As of July 2013 she stars as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX television series The Bridge.


Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
--Marcel Proust



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