page 89 - Information systems are built to stop you from breaking in: people know you're going to do it or try to do it. So in a sense, they're warned....But when people tell you things in confidence or trust you with information they think you're not going to repeat it, they have no defences.
page 42 - “I think I’ll kill someone today,” Inna said softly, starting to gather the breakfast dishes. .... “On the subway,” Inna said, across the room in a tiny kitchen, putting the dishes in the sink.
Using her fixation on Indian lore, J.A. Jance weaves a police procedural with a slew of characters. While holding few surprises this multilayered thriller will entertain even if only for a brief reading.
Winky Dink and You was featured in the Ask AP section of the American Profile March 10, 2011 issue. This stimulated my memory bank.
Winky Dink and You was an early childrens' interactive television show. Its interactivity made it innovative for the time. Viewers could purchase Winky Dink kits which contained a magic window that clung to the television screen with static electricity.
Winky Dink and You was an art-themed children’s series that aired Saturday mornings on CBS from 1953 to 1957 with Jack Berry as host.
Winky Dink and You was considered the first interactive TV show via a “magic drawing Screen,” a clear piece of vinyl plastic that adhered to the front of the television. For 50 cents, you could buy a Winky Dink Magic Kit so you could assist Winky Dink and his dig, Woofer, on their adventures. Using special crayons, you could connect dots shown in various scenes and draw lifesaving props for the the wide-eyed cartoon boy.
Our first family TV was in the apartment in Melone Village.
At the time Father was working at the headquarters of Sylvania's Picture Tube Operations in Seneca Falls.
Believe Father purchased our first TV at work.
Do not remember if we sent away for our Winky Dink kit or if someone gave it to us. Do recall Terry and I following Jack Berry’s instructions and saving Wink Dink and Woofer from disaster every Saturday morning.
Who would have guessed that such a simple concept would be so much fun?
The following is a email comment sent by Terry which includes his remembrance of Winky Dink:
We never had the green srceen to put on our tv but Uncle John and Aunt Zoe purchased one for our cousins on Lewis St. I slightly remember seeing it at their house. We lived on the left center in Malone Village. Paul Hester (Mail Man) lived on the right to us. I don't remember our first tv in Malone Village but remember father bringiing home a new tv in our new home (77 E. Genesee St. 1953) the houes was built in 1853, the tv was a Sylvania Halo-light. Father worked in the GTE division of Sylvania.
A good read for St. Patrick’s Day week. French places her characters in a setting where if you are Irish, you will relate. (Listening to Finnegan’s Wake by the Dubliners will set the mood for the funeral at the Mackeys.)
This evening when the moon rises in the eastern sky it will not just be full, the moon will be making its closest approach to Earth in 18 years.
If no clouds (a stargazer's nightmare in Central New York) get in the way, the moon will appear about 10 to 15 percent larger than normal.
The best time to view the moon will be at sunset. According to the Astronomical Society of Palm Beaches, the best way to view this super moon will be by the naked eye, not a telescope. The lunar surface will be too bright to easily discern mountains and craters.
Photographed 10:24 PM
At 7:45 PM went outside to view the moon, but it was partially hidden by the neighborly rooftops. But this supper full moon appeared to be bigger and brighter than usual. Whether its perigee of about 221,567 miles away optically increased the moon's size by 14 percent or the moon's brightness by 30 percent could not be determined by my observations. Unaware of this phenomenon in March of 1993 tonight's viewing provided a moment of awe for me.
Photographed 10:26 PM
Some astronomers believe a super moon causes an increase in natural disasters on our planet such as earthquakes. Though this theory is not likely to occur, it is not being completely ruled out. This impending occurrence is said to have no link to the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Graham Ison's Detective Inspector Ernie Hardcastle appears not to suffer fools gladly. Hardcastle’s intolerance plus Ison's insistence of using colloquialisms hindered my reading enjoyment. Furthermore, the ending was too cute.