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Saw Jimmy Page on Jimmy Fallon the other night. So, I pulled out the sheet music to great standard. What is your favorite Led Zeppelin song?

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Glasswing butterfly ( Greta oto )

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Winter Walk, Gellert Hill, Budapest, Hungary!
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Más cerca de un coche volador

La empresa Terrafugia ha construido un coche volador, capaz de realizar despegues y aterrizajes verticales.Se trata de un vehículo híbrido/eléctrico de cuatro plazas. Los 100 primeras unidades saldrán con un precio de 279.000$.

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Somewhere beyond the tide
The sun sets
Like the Changing of the Guard
The Moon Responds to the Call of Duty
Another day says "Good Night"

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Winning the Lottery Just May be a Losing Proposition
by R. Dean Turnbow

Recently, a lottery winner died from possible cyanide gas. His family inherited his estate;  but not until a full blown autopsy and accusations were tossed about.
Apparently, the  man owned several properties and a few dry cleaners.  The poor man, worked so hard to make it in the United States, only to succumb to a  dreadful end.

While relatives were pointing fingers at one another, authorities exhumed  his body from his final resting place  and an examiner revealed a horrifying secret. The Lottery winner had been exposed to cyanide as a  cause of death.  A suspicious uncle  requested an investigation.  Meanwhile , the spouse of the unlucky winner  was accused by her daughter of killing her husband; and  as the daughter pointed the finger, three more pointed at her. The feud began.

Usually when someone thinks  of deaths by cyanide, it's related to espionage, or the opening chapters of a novel like 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. So, when I came across this AP News Story" Widow and daughter will split estate of poisoned $1 million lotto winner", it was quite startling. 

My wife sends me to buy lottery tickets every time it reaches over 100 million.  Why this amount is beyond me because  we could use a win now and then when its around 1000.00 or so. 

Nevertheless,  now I am thankful we never win. It seems those of us who struggle with day to day bills should be grateful.  We don't have to worry about incessant phone calls from relatives reminding us of how they helped us when we were  down and out. Or, how about the non profit charities whose miracles are just a momentary breakthrough away from solving the worlds problems. They simply need a monetary breakthrough  for a couple of million. It seems winning the lottery maybe a losing proposition.

As I write this, there is a Mega Million ticket in the left breast pocket of my suit coat.  It is 2 days old. i am feeling more reluctant to check the winning numbers. Hey, as long as I don't know the longer my life span might be or the delusion of grandeur can continue.  The drawing is over three hundred million dollars.  No one won the big pot, so perhaps the motivation to rush down to the local Circle K is non existent. I am still a winner, or a lucky loser.

MSN "Widow and daughter will split estate of poisoned $1 million lotto winner"
AP News  12-12-2013

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Morning Swim. 39 0utside but 77 in the pool.

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Apartments on the River

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A beautiful wish from us all to our mothers, for Mother's Day! I love you Mom since the day I opened my eyes!

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This is a special picture.

The boy who cries in the photo is Diego Frazao Torquato, who played the violin in the String Orchestra of the Afro Reggae. Afro Reggae is a non-profit organization that gives kids hope and an escape from their impoverished and crime ridden environments. The occasion was the funeral of his social project coordinator, Evandro João Silva, who was murdered in downtown Rio. Diego contracted meningitis at age four, aggravated by pneumonia, and struggled with memory difficulties. He still managed to learn the violin. Diego, born and raised in the slums of Parada de Lucas, dreamed that the violin would take him to see the world. Sadly, shortly after this photo was taken Diego died of leukemia. At Diego's funeral José Júnior, the coordinator of Afroreggae stated, "I think the legacy of Diego is hope, it is the willingness to change, to transform".

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Upon entering the Diner, you are welcomed by a host/hostess, who also is your cashier. There is a sign on the left side which displays the daily specials. And, these specials are a real bargain and typically includes salads and half sandwiches. So, be sure to check these out before placing your order. The regular menu is above the cashier, and there is a wonderful selection. Usually I come in the morning and order an omelette, toast and a beverage. They prepare it quickly and in no time, it is setting on the table, hot and delicious. This place is Excellent!
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