Thursday, January 24, 2013

How is everyone’s Thursday going? We have a few brief pieces of trivia for you today.

Some of the writers born on January 24 include:

Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (1638), William Congreve (1670), Frances Brooke (1724), Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732), E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776), Edith Wharton (1862), Ethel Turner (1872), Vicki Baum (1888), Eugen Roth (1895), Stanislaw Grochowiak (1934), Benjamin Urrutia (1950), David Mills (1959), Mária Bajzek Lukács (1960), Vince Russo (1961), and Kristen Schaal (1978).

Today is the birthday of the actress Sharon Tate, sadly most remembered now as one of the Manson murder victims from 1969 as part of Helter Skelter.

There are several writers who died on January 24th including:

David Graham Phillips (1911), Arthur Murray Chisholm (1960), Caresse Corsby (1970), L. Ron Hubbard (1986), Walter D. Edmonds (1998), Peter Gzowski (2002), and Vladimir Savchenko (2005).

It was on this day in 1848 that James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento, setting the stage for the California Gold Rush.

Today is also the anniversary of the first Boy Scout troop being organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell in 1908.

gain the world

Today’s highlighted title is Gain the World and Keep Your Soul by Judy A. Trego. This small paperback is about 124 pages.  We have this available in our Amazon storefront for $10.99. Amazon gives the following description of the book:

Author Judy Trego has written the guide on values-based philanthropy. Based on the belief that we are born with an innate sense of purpose and the ability to lead with a heart of compassion, Gain the World and Keep Your Soul teaches you how to give back to your community through social entrepreneurship. It provides tips for creating success and will help people align their giving with personal passions and mission. Using insights she has gained through years of working in the non-profit, public, and private sectors, the author also offers advice on creating a strategic plan for giving. The mission and values-based strategies for giving found in Gain the World and Keep Your Soul will help shape not only your future but your family’s future as well. Judy Trego has been a resident of Deschutes County for 15 years. She is employed as a Constituent Services Manager in an Oregon Congressman’s district office. Judy is the current President of the Heart of Oregon Corps and serves on the Board of Directors for the Deschutes County Commission on Children and Families. Prior to that she served the Community Action Team of Sisters as Advocate and Chair and focused on poverty reduction projects at the local and regional level. Judy was appointed and elected to the Sisters City Council where she served as Council President. She served as former Vice-Chair of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and board member for the Central Oregon Community Investment Board. Judy has been married for 25 years, has two grown children and two grandchildren. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Disclaimer: Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia.   Images have been taken from various sources around the World Wide Web.

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