Rep. Steve Scalise had some bad luck followed by some really good luck. Interesting, and uplifting, story.
Believe it or don't: "The handgun weighs 13.4 ounces with an empty magazine and is 5.6” long."
"Now Ryanair passengers face yet more chaos as pilots threaten mass 'sick day' in protest at 'poor working conditions'"
Occasionally when you buy something cheap you get a real bargain. But in my experience, you usually get what you pay for.
"The Week My Husband Left And My House Was Burgled I Secured A Grant To Begin The Project That Became BRCA1"
For everyone, a great story . But if you were a fan of Joe D. it is a must read.
Link courtesy of Michael Greenspan.
"Ninety-four-year-old Keith Davison is extraordinary, especially to the little kids in his neighborhood. He recently had a large pool installed in his backyard intended for the public. And when he built it, you can be sure that they came."
This is a nice story.
If you ever fear that you are already too old to learn a new skill, remember Priscilla Sitienei, a midwife from Ndalat in rural Kenya. Having grown up without free primary school education, she had never learnt to read or write. As she approached her twilight years, however, she wanted to note down her experiences and knowledge to pass down to the next generation. And so, she started to attend lessons at the local school – along with six of her great-great-grandchildren. She was 90 at the time.
A large truth in a single paragraph.
It is human nature to make mistakes. We all make them. It is also human nature to resist admitting that we made mistakes. None of us likes to do that. However the best way to reduce mistakes is to admit they were made, investigate the reasons for them, and try to remedy whatever caused them.
Ben Stein rejoices that neither he nor his father was at Katyn Forest.
Greta Garbo--"I vant to be alone!"--had nothing on this woman.
The federal government needs to hire a few of these folks.