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Well now . . . maybe this is why my knees hurt!

"Don't do drugs . . . and don't jump off the garage roof."

For the past -- oh, three, four or five months my knees have hurt. First one, the right, then the other (which, if you're keep track, would be the left). And, well, it kinda bums me out, because I had started walking like four days a week and was getting really good at it! I tried not to say anything about it, but then a local gal who was educated and worked for a while as a Kinesiologist noticed my gait and brought it to my attention....more >>

Jim's Jottings

Too bad the Pope didn't make a stop here

I don't recall ever hearing a commercial that I recall liking as much as the one with a cow saying "Eat more chicken." * * * I was caught up in all the hullabaloo in the news coverage of the Pope coming to the United States....more >>

Phil In The Blank

Phil in the Blank A column by Phil Custodio

Season starts

With the start of October this week comes the beginning of the holiday season, for me at least. That means many opportunities for community service to help everyone enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Fall season for reflection

It is officially fall. The orange cones have exponentially multiplied over the summer. Yesterday, as I drove about, it seemed as if every road I was on had some construction activity occurring....more >>
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Born October 4th
1862: Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
October 4th
in history
1874: Kiowa leader Satanta, known as the Orator of the Plains, surrenders in Darlington, Texas. He is later sent to the state penitentiary, where he commits suicide October 11, 1878. The life of Satanta.
1905: Orville Wright pilots the first flight longer than 30 minutes. The flight lasted 33 minutes, 17 seconds and covered 21 miles. The Virginia Air and Space Center is home to the Great Aerodrome, which almost beat the Wrights into the air.
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.