Monday, August 25, 2014




We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
--Benjamin Franklin

I am once again out in the scrubland watching over Eva and over the house while the owners are over near Baltimore on business for at least two weeks, maybe three. Eva always misses them when they are gone, but she seems to know that even though I am not in residence all the time, that I am part of the family... or part of the pack, or something like that. We have a pretty well established routine as to feeding times, exercise, play, bedtime, etc. And Eva is most certainly a creature of routine.

A friend of mine that I often talk with during my morning walks (his name is Cedric) recently told me that the TV news reported sightings of a rabid coyote in the Speedway Boulevard area. He said that residents were warned that if they see the critter, not to approach it. I told Cedric that I do not approach, but actively avoid any coyote, rabid or not. He said, "Ne too."


Did You Know . . .?

Vanna White from TV's Wheel of Fortune hasn't actually turned a letter since 1997.



On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appeared in the New York Sun newspaper. The articles were supposedly reprinted from the Edinburgh Journal of Science. The byline was Dr. Andrew Grant, described as a colleague of Sir John Herschel, a famous astronomer of the day. On September 16, 1835, the Sun admitted the articles had been a hoax People were generally amused by the whole thing, and sales of the paper didn’t suffer. The Sun continued operation until 1950, when it merged with the New York World-Telegram.



bailiwick  [BEY-luh-wik]
1. the district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
2. a person's area of skill, knowledge, authority, or work.

The word bailiwick is now more generally used in a metaphorical sense, to indicate a sphere of authority, experience, activity, study, or interest.



(born August 25, 1930)
Sean Connery is a Scottish actor and producer. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond.

(born August 25, 1968)
Rachael Ray is an American television personality and author. She hosts the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series, (30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels and $40 a Day).

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Regis Philbin is an American media personality known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show business", Philbin is most widely known as the host of the New York City-based nationally syndicated talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee starting in 1988, which became Live! with Regis and Kelly starting in 2001 and continued until Philbin's departure in 2011.

(born 25 August 1970)
Claudia Schiffer is a German model and creative director of her own clothing label. Schiffer rose to popularity and became a household name during the early 1990s as one of the world's most successful models. She appeared on more than 1000 magazine covers, and in 2002, Forbes estimated her net worth at about $55 million.


Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do.
--Benjamin Franklin



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