Wycliff from California, which actually says Champagne on the bottle, which I thought was illegal, but, it turns out that it is okay in this state to use this term--however, if exported to Europe, the product is considered to be counterfeit--in a related story, Prosecco is the Italian version of Champagne, and they jealously guard the name, so that when Paris Hilton marketed a sparkling wine in an aluminum can and called it Rich Prosecco, Italy went bananas) brunch.
Ed is the oldest guy in the following photo:
He remains a man of mystery because he does not brag like most people. For example, I just learned at this meal that he has saved three people in two incidents. In one, he single-handedly pulled a mother and her daughter from a burning wreck on a Hawaii freeway (and till today, they don't know who saved them) and once, while golfing, his cartmate suffered a heart attack, I think (I did not get the details), so he drove the cart to the hospital. Well, this second one might have a slight exaggeration. In any case, all three survived, and he can be credited with two miracles.
In Japan you don't even need to be religious to became a saint. But here is how one can become a Catholic saint:
Saint Genshin Fujinami is alive and well.
The Dow Jones Industrials settled down $5 to 12,268, while world markets mostly increased. Gold went up $6/toz to $1362 and, this is unbelievable, for the London Brent Spot price of petroleum is at $103/barrel, while the New York Mercantile Exchange has it at $85/barrel. This $18/barrel discrepancy is the largest ever--made all the more remarkable because, historically, the NYMEX is higher than the Brent Spot--is caused by the African/Middle East unrest. The protest in Iran today can be seen through these clips. Looks like the virus is spreading to Iran, Yeman and Bahrain.
Tropical Cyclone Bingiza is bringing a lot of rain to the western side of Madagascar.