1. Observing the tribulations of American travelers in Egypt can only remind me of the the time Pearl and I went through hell in Cairo when there was peace and security. And here, I was actually contemplating a stop in Egypt on my upcoming Fall World adventure. You just never learn.
Grenade by Bruno Mars. He grew up in Honolulu and played a cool "youngest" Elvis at the age of 4. Yes, there is that recent cocaine bust, but his lawyers might gain only probation for him.
4. Interesting that only 6% of U.S. scientists identify themselves as Republicans, while 55% are Democrats. Congressional decisions about issues such as Global Warming are thusly being affected.
6. Yes, it's a beautiful (but hazy) day again, and on the horizon is where the Pro Bowl will be played in a few hours:
...and my water lilies are happy:
Ending with just another sunset:
Number of visitors to site: 68,422
Visitors this week: 1378
Number of countries: 163
Tropical Cyclone Anthony which did nothing for almost a week, suddenly strengthened and made landfall over Queensland at 93 MPH, causing some damage. However, right behind is a new storm, Tropical Cyclone Yasi, already at hurricane strength (75 MPH), but expected to strengthen into a Category 4 monster.