Saturday, October 3


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, famous for his anti-Jewish rhetoric, was apparently born into a Jewish family which later converted to Islam. ~ link

• "Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in the spring." ~ Proverbs 11:28 (NLT)

• I got talking with the people in our favorite Chinese eatery and learned that they were Christians. I had suspected as such since there was no statue of Buddha in the restaurant.

Did the US lose the Olympics because of the international perception that our border procedures are, well... less than friendly? IOW, the entry process is so difficult for non-Americans that many of the athletes and fans would have a hard time getting into the country. ~ link

• It finally got cool enough to go for a pleasant bike ride this evening -- so beautiful out there with the full moon and the mountains. We've got these incredible bike/pedestrian trails in Laveen that go for miles and miles past neighborhoods on into the country. There are also equestrian trails through the neighborhood -- unusual for such an urban area. This afternoon I saw the heads of two women bouncing up and down along our back wall as they galloped their horses down the trail along 51st Avenue and behind our house.

Today's acquisitions: date palm tree, blood orange tree, kumquat tree. More holes to dig. Starbucks continues to supply me with lots of coffee grounds -- and they always seem glad to do it. One compostor is now full and I've been trying to get a second one from the city.

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