Friday, October 24, 2014




"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean."
--Robert Louis Stevenson


Did You Know . . .?

Jets leave a white trail across the sky for the same reason you can see your breath in winter.



On this day in 2003 the super sonic Concorde jet made its last commercial passenger flight, traveling at twice the speed of sound from New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Heathrow Airport . The British Airways jet carried 100 passengers, including actress Joan Collins, model Christie Brinkley, and an Ohio couple who reportedly paid $60,000 on eBay for two tickets. The sleek, delta-winged planes could make the trip from New York to London in around three and a half hours, traveling at 1,350 miles per hour. Tragically, on July 25, 2000, an Air France jet crashed after takeoff from Paris and 113 people died.

Citing rising operating costs and reduced ticket sales, British Airways retired its Concorde fleet in October 2003. Air France, the only other Concorde carrier, had permanently grounded its jets in May 2003.



decorum [dih-KAWR-uh m]
1. dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
2. the quality or state of being decorous; orderliness; regularity.
3. appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety



(born October 24, 1947)
Kevin Kline is an American actor and comedian. He has won an Academy Award and two Tony Awards, and is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee and won Best Actor in a Musical for the 1981 revival of The Pirates of Penzance. He made his film debut opposite Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice.  For his role in the 1988 comedy hit A Fish Called Wanda, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other films include The Big Chill, Silverado, Cry Freedom, Dave, The Ice Storm, In & Out, De-Lovely, and My Old Lady.

(born 1983)
Katie McGrath is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for playing Morgana in the BBC One television series Merlin. She most recently appeared as Lucy Westenra on the British-American horror drama TV series Dracula,

(born October 24, 1960)
BD Wong is an American actor. He won a Tony Award for his performance as Song Liling in M. Butterfly. He has also played Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Father Ray Mukada on Oz, Dr. John Lee on Awake, Henry Wu in the first Jurassic Park film and the upcoming fourth entry, Jurassic World, and Ngawang Jigme in the movie Seven Years in Tibet.

(born October 24, 1981)
Tila Tequila (stage name) is a Singaporean-born American model and television personality. She is known for her appearances in the men's magazines Playboy, Stuff, and Maxim,


"What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote, and brings to birth in us also the creative impulse."
--E.M. Forster


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