Great article at MSNBC: Red light cameras too good for their own good?
On one of the forums I read regularly, a contributor from England has this to say while we were discussing the increasing cost of webcasting: Here we have all kinds of environmental taxes etc. Currently fuel costs Eur. 1.55 per liter = 5.87 euro per gallon = about $9.40 per gallon Yesterday I filled up …
Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox, putting Easter on March 23 this year. (the Spring Equinox occurs March 20) This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar. …
I don’t believe I forgot it was pi day today. Mr. Wheaton reminded me. March 14, 1:59 is 3.14159. I guess people are really excited in Europe on July 22., which they write as 22/7. I was excited last week when the day was a sentence. (March 4th.)
I remember when Elizabeth was little. Now she’s engaged. I love that the characters in For Better or For Worse actually age and grow.
While working on one of my other sites, I stumbled across the answer to the question “Where does the word “robot” come from?” The answer is a 1921 science fiction play by Karel Capek, R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).
Russell D. Moore asks Should We Miss Our Church Graveyards? I find the thought of being laid to rest on a church property a bit comforting. That seems “nicer” (more personal) than in some humongous cemetery, mixing with people I don’t know. I’d like to spend forever with people I’ve spent most Sundays with.
A recent California appeals court ruled that the only people allowed to teach children in California should be licensed/credentialed. Read more at A Bolt From the Blue — A Homeschooling Decision in California.
The geographer in me is very excited about the 19.20.21 Project.