John Denver gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Friday's unveiling coincided with the opening of a Hollywood exhibition of photos called "Sweet Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver." The musician's photos will be on display at Hollywood's Substrate Gallery for the next month.

42 consecutive buckoffs over 4+ years

Bushwacker, famous rodeo bull, will soon retire.
"In my mind, (Bushwacker) is the best there's ever been. ... It takes a real champion to ride him," Cody Lambert, livestock director of the PBR and one of its co-founders in 1992, tells USA TODAY Sports. "And that champion is going to have to kind of get lucky at the same time."

For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms. But what arms! Each was eight feet (2.4 metres) long, and ended in three eight-inch (20-centimetre) claws. You can understand why the scientists who discovered this beast called it Deinocheirus mirificus, from the Greek for "terrible hand, which is unusual". Now, a team of palaeontologists led by Yuong-Nam Lee from the Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources has finally discovered two well-preserved specimens of Deinocheirus, which reveal the complete body behind those terrible hands.

Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand

To practice any art, no matter how badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.
--Kurt Vonnegut

On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun.What well see is a partial solar eclipse, where the Moon passes along a chord of the Suns face, never completely blocking it out. At maximum eclipse the Sun will look like a thick crescent, the dark disk of the Moon moving across it. This is a very cool event, and it favors Canada and the United States; itll be visible in nearly the entirety of both countries.

Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23

It's the birthday of John Dewey , born in Burlington, Vermont (1859). He wrote Democracy and Education (1916), and he founded the New School for Social Research.
He said, "Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results."


Yard Pumpkins

Commuter Buddhist
by Jeffrey Harrison

I'm learning to be a Buddhist in my car,
listening to a book on tape. One problem
is that, before I've gotten very far,

my mind gradually becomes aware
that it has stopped listening, straying from
the task of becoming a Buddhist in my car.

I'm also worried that listening will impair
my driving, as the package label cautions,
but I haven't noticed that, at least so far.

In fact, I may be driving with more care.
There's a sensation of attentive calm
that's part of becoming a Buddhist in your car.

A soothing voice drones on until the car
is transformed into a capsule of wisdom
traveling at high speed, and you feel far

from anywhere but where you really are ...
which is nowhere, really. The biggest problem
is getting the Buddhism out of your car
and into your life. I've failed at that so far.



Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and stops.
There are ends we don't desire, but they're inevitable, we have to face them. It's what being human is all about. - Jet Black