Browsing: July

A Brief History On July 26, 2013, a 40-year-old man from Alfredówka, Poland was found by Municipal Police Patrol from Nowa Dęba lying in the ditch along the road in Tarnowska Wola.  At the hospital, it was recorded that the man had a blood alcohol content of 1.374%.  The man survived, but the episode is just one of many cautionary tales of driving recklessly. Driving your car around the block is something quite entertaining, and it can be one of the best ways to take your mind off things. It is relaxing just to cruise around with nothing but music…

A Brief History On July 30, 1419, The First Defenestration of Prague took place, which of course, means there was a second Defenestration!  Prague, the capital in what was then called Bohemia and today the capital of the Czech Republic, is a vibrant city as the seat of government today, just as it was back in 1419.  Why would such a beautiful city be the scene of violence? Digging Deeper First of all, we must let you know what “defenestration” means.  Not a word you hear every day although the action described by it is not all that unusual.  (Drum…

A Brief History On July 29, 2019, we celebrate National Lasagna Day, a day to revel in the wonderfulness of Italian style cooking.  We love the layered pasta, cheese, meat and tomato sauce baked deliciousness of lasagna, with or without a nice Chianti.  A highly versatile dish, lasagna can be made with different cheeses, different spice combinations, different sauces and different meats, including ground beef, ground turkey or pork, slices of chicken or sausage (Italian, Chorizo, or Hot), or even with no meat at all!  Your imagination and personal tastes dictate how you choose to enjoy this family favorite food. …

A Brief History On July 27, 2019, while enjoying Sirius/XM Radio, the subject of one-word-title songs was the theme, giving this author the inspiration to compile a list of the 6 Best Songs wherein the title is a person’s name, just a one word name.  Obviously, since the list is not based on scientific data such as record sales, it is necessarily subjective and based only on my humble opinion.  You are welcome to criticize the choices on the list and to nominate your own choices for songs that should be named on such a list.  To be fair, we…

A Brief History On July 26, 2016, a bizarre mass killing near Tokyo was reported in which a 26 year old man, a former employee of a facility for disabled people, went to that facility at 2:30 am local time on July 26, 2016 (still July 25 in Eastern Daylight Time) and killed 19 people with a knife and wounded about 26 more.  Police arrived too late to stop the mayhem, and the perpetrator turned himself in at the local police department.  Once again, we have tragic proof that a deranged person does not need a gun to commit mass…

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