From: Deep Thoughts Weekly

Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 7:56 AM

Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - April 21, 2008


Good Morning . . .


Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.


Sadly I slept through Friday's early morning earthquake, as did my wife and child.  However, my sister was up feeding her infant and noticed that her house seemed to "vibrate" for a short time.and she thought they were actually getting away from these since moving here from Southern California!  So, did any of you feel it?



1959 - Robert Smith (singer)

1958 - Andie MacDowell (actress)

1951 - Tony Danza (actor)

1947 - Iggy Pop (singer/songwriter)

1935 - Charles Grodin (actor)

1932 - Elaine May (comedienne)

1926 - Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor II, (Queen of England)

1915 - Anthony Quinn (actor, d. 2001)

1913 - Norman Parkinson (fashion photographer, d. 1990)

1838 - John Muir (naturalist, conservationist, d. 1914)

1816 - Charlotte Bronte (novelist, d. 1855)

1729 - Catherine the Great (Empress of Russia, d. 1796)

1619 - Jan van Riebeeck (founder of Cape Town, d. 1677)



Family Values

Sheila and Paul Garcia of Northfleet, England, acknowledged to London's Daily Mail in February that they invited their 16-year-old daughter's boyfriend to come live with her in her bedroom, despite the fact that he is 36 and divorced, with one child. The parents said they weren't thrilled with the situation, but that it was preferable to the daughter's running away with the man.


Cutting-Edge Parenting: Sheriff's deputies in the Orlando area were on the lookout in March for two women who, according to surveillance video from the Magical Car Wash, had pulled into a stall and deposited coins but then proceeded only to scold and then pressure-wash a small child.


Aron Pritchard, 27, was convicted of child endangerment in March in Hutchinson, Kan., after a jury declined to accept his explanation for his girlfriend's kids, age 2 and 3, being burned in a hot clothes dryer. Pritchard said he was just trying to show them they could have fun without necessarily spending money.



As a reminder, my reason for sending this is to help keep communication lines open between friends while hopefully adding a bit of levity to the day.  Back issues are available in the Deep Thoughts section of my website.  Have a great week!


Bryan McGonigal


*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd's "News of the Weird", available at



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