Today's contribution to USAToday
Sometimes life just sucks,
Then you gather the lemons,
And make lemonade.
From the Writer's Almanac:
On this day in 1743, Handel's Messiah oratorio was given its first performance, at the Covent Garden Theatre, in London. When the Hallelujah Chorus began, King George the Second leaped to his feet, and everyone else in the theater followed suit—a tradition that is still observed today.
The Pope is not looking too good
It's kind of weird--at work people follow this closely both because they love him so much, and because it will affect our work lives so much.
Terri Schiavo: Appeal denied
It's hard to know which side to believe, although it seems to me if you're going to err, err on the side of life, not death. Starving someone to death just hardly seems humane.
Few will have sympathy
For the boy responsible for the Red Lake High School shootings. But reading about his life...all I can think is, that poor kid, and all those poor people. All victims there.
We will not miss him...
...Barry Bonds, if he doesn't play this year. Steroids or not, he is a piece of over-inflated ego.