Monday, April 13, 2009

Diogenes Finds Two.

Legend has it Diogenes wandered the streets of Athens carrying a lantern seeking an honest man. When we read the news today we get all the bad that is going on in the world. It was refreshing to run across two stories of honest people.

A woman in Los Angeles found a cashiers check worth $357,959 laying on the ground. It was a Saturday afternoon so she had to wait until Monday to return it. The bank told her she could mail it in, but she personally delivered it. She said she never considered keeping it and declined a reward.

Our second honest man is R. Lee Ermey, ex-marine sergeant and actor. Ermey was in Missoula, Montana to film an episode of a new series for the History Channel. He was traveling with a crew member when he spotted a bag laying by the side of the road. He stopped to check it out. It was a deposit bag which contained at least $8000 in cash plus more in checks. What did Ermey do with the bag? He went and deposited it.

It is nice to know that with all the bad out there, there are still some honest people.

The Cubs ended their series with the Brewers by beating them 8-5. They literally walked away with this one. In the fourth inning they scored 4 runs when the Brewers pitchers walked in the runs. Ryan Dempster got his first win of the year. Kevin Gregg continues to struggle. He wasn't in a save situation but still gave up another run. Unless he turns it around fast he will lose the closers job. The Cubs are supposed to play their first game at Wrigley Field today against the Colorado Rockies. Rain is in the forecast so we will see if they get to play.
Dagwan was correct. St Peter's Basilica is in Vatican City.

Today's question is Grade 5/Literature.

Comedy and tragedy are the two kinds of plays developed by who?
  • A) The Greeks
  • B) The Romans
  • C) The Egyptians
I knew this one. 72-15.

1 comment:

Travis said...

The Greeks I hope