Jewish date: 8 ’Av 5769.
Today’s holidays: The Nine Days, Feast of Paschal Beverly Randolph.
Relevant to tomorrow’s holiday (the fast of 9 ’Av): “The day after the Ninth of Av”, “Must we lose the two Temples again?”, and “Jacob Richman's Hot Sites - Jewish - Fast Day - Tisha B'Av”.
Today’s quasi-holiday: The Anniversary of NASA.
Worthy cause of the day: The American Red Cross is asking for blood donors. If you are eligible to give blood, please do so as soon as reasonably possible. This is a much easier and safer way to save a life (or two or three) than running into a burning building. Be a hero and give blood.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Can Birth Control Hormones Be Filtered from the Water Supply?”
- “Thanks for giving my pixels back, browser makers”
- “Imaginary Friends: Television programs can fend off loneliness”: This is sort of disturbing.
- “Shepherd Hotel”