So I’ve actually started reading books again … and I thought it might be fun to share thoughts on what I’ve read, for anyone who might be reading this blog. There will be a pretty wide variety of books reviewed here, from history to horror to graphic novels to maybe even the occasional cookbook. Enjoy! […]
Today’s word is: syringe Definition from TheFreeDictionary I did my good deed for the day today, by delivering an empty insulin syringe I found in the parking lot to the onsite health center, so they can dispose of it in a proper sharps container.
Today’s word is: robotics Definition from TheFreeDictionary Coined in 1941 by Isaac Asimov, born this day in 1920 (or thereabouts).
Today’s word is: autologous Definition from TheFreeDictionary My blood donation today was not autologus, and it didn’t leave me feeling so great either. Though I probably didn’t do myself any favors by reading The Island of Doctor Moreau while it was in progress.
Today’s word is: eclipse Definition from TheFreeDictionary “…and all that is now and all that is gone and all that’s to come and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.” –Roger Waters
A little something to get me in the habit of posting more often. Enjoy! Today’s word for the day is Cuauhtemiña From Wikipedia: [Cuauhtémoc] Blanco remains remembered for the Cuauhtemiña (also spelled Cuauhteminha), or Blanco Trick, which he performed notably at the 1998 World Cup. In the trick, when two or more opposition players are trying to take the ball from him, […]
[Posted at the “It Was 20 Years Ago Today” site (http://20yearsago.libsyn.com), the Starlight Teahouse message board (www.starlightteahouse.com), and my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Sailbourne).] Twenty years ago today, a truck bomb exploded in the underground garage of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. It destroyed several levels of the garage, killed […]
I lost a friend this week. She was a friend I had never met, and in fact I didn’t even know what she looked like – until I got the letter announcing her death. But nevertheless, Patt Griffin was a friend — a kind and generous friend, and it feels strange to be saying goodbye. […]
I bring a lot of my own memory and experience to the history in “It Was 20 Years Ago Today.” It’s fascinating because I can look back at events which I knew at the time were world-changing. But, even more interesting, I can also look at events which were, on the day, not a big […]
… or, is that price gouging on the Internet or American Capitalism at its finest? I have very stubborn dandruff. For a while, tea tree oil shampoo (a recommendation from a stylist) was enough to deal with it. Then I went through several flavors of ordinary dandruff shampoo: the salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione (Head & […]