Archaeology in Genesis

For anyone interested in a primary on archeology and the Book of Genesis, this may fit the bill.

Archeology in Genesis

Basic Guitar Lessons

Since I lead music for children with voice and guitar at our church, I am sometimes asked to teach children how to play the guitar. The topics that we cover during each lesson are below. We use a variation of the Progressive Beginner Guitar book.

Lesson 1

  1. Parts of the guitar
  2. Types of guitar
  3. Styles of guitar
  4. How to hold the guitar
  5. How to strum (up and down)
  6. Strings – E-A-D-G-B-E
  7. Right hand techniques (playing one string, two strings together, three strings together and in sequence)
  8. How to tune the guitar

Lesson 2

  1. Review
  2. What is a chord? (Major, minor, seventh)
  3. The G major chord
  4. The D major chord
  5. Open strings and fretted notes
  6. The quarter note

Lesson 3

  1. Review
  2. The second string
  3. The half note
  4. The C major chord
  5. Song – Silent Night
  6. The quarter and half rests

Lesson 4

  1. Review
  2. The first string
  3. E, F and G notes
  4. The whole note and whole rest
  5. The eighth note

Lesson 5

  1. Review
  2. Eighth note rhythm pattern

Lesson 6

  1. Review
  2. The fourth string
  3. D, E and F notes
  4. Minor chords (Dm, Em, Am)

The Year in Crime and Spy History

17 Jan – Eleven thieves stole more than $2,700,000 from the offices of the Brink’s armored car company in Boston in the Great Brink’s Robbery (1950).

21 Jan – The US Coast Guard intercepted a ship with over 9500 lbs of cocaine on board, one of the largest drug busts in history (1999).

24 Feb – Tyrone Mitchell attacked the 49th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA, killing two children and injuring twelve more before turning the shotgun on himself (1984).

7 Mar – 17 year old heiress Ellen Turner was abducted by 30 year old Edward Gibbon Wakefield and then forced to marry him in the Shrigley Abduction, which ended in the annulment of the marriage and prison for Wakefield (1826).

6 Apr – During the deadliest day in the history of law enforcement in California, known as the Newhall massacre, two heavily armed men killed four California Highway Patrolmen (1970).

1 May – Francis Gary Powers, piloting a U-2 spy plane, was shot down over the eastern Soviet Union while photographing military bases, setting off an international incident (1960).

4 May – Chicago mobster Al Capone began serving an 11 year sentence for tax evasion (1932)

23 May – Captain William Kidd, a British privateer, was hanged as a pirate in London (1701).

23 May – American criminals Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed and killed by police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana (1934).

12 Jun – The Son of Sam serial killer, David Berkowitz, was given six life sentences for six killings (1978).

23 Jul – Archibald Brown was killed when his son Eric Brown, an Army veteran, put a British Hawkins anti-tank grenade under the cushion of his bath chair in retaliation for what he perceived as abusive behavior towards him and his mother (1943). This sensational case was known as the Rayleigh bath chair murder.

15 Aug – Julian Carlton, a disgruntled employee of architect Frank Lloyd Wright murdered his mistress, Mamah Borthwick, and seven others, and set fire to the living quarters near Wright’s Taliesin studio (1914).

5 Sep – Japanese American Iva Toguri D’Aquino was arrested in Yokohama by US military authorities under the suspicion of being the radio propagandist Tokyo Rose during World War II. She was later acquitted (1945).

18 Sep – First mailing of envelopes containing anthrax spores to various locations in the US as part of the anthrax attacks that killed five (2001).

9 Oct – Second mailing of envelopes containing anthrax spores to various locations in the US as part of the anthrax attacks that killed five (2001).

21 Nov – American disc jockey Alan Freed, the man who coined the term “rock and roll”, was fired from the radio station WABC for taking bribes to play songs on the radio, called payola (1959).

8 Dec – Former Beatles singer John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota apartment complex in New York City (1980).

The Year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics History

7 Jan – The first trans-Atlantic telephone service, from New York to London, was established (1927).

7 Jan – Japan launched the Sakigake, the first non-US and non-Soviet deep space probe and interplanetary spacecraft (1985).

16 Jan – The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry (2003).

21 Jan – The first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus (SSN 571), was launched at Groton, CT (1954).

19 Feb – Thomas Edison patented the phonograph, US Patent 200,521 (1878).

21 Feb – The first steam locomotive self-propelled in Wales at the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks (1804).

4 Mar – The Forth Bridge crossing the Firth of Forth, the longest (until 1917) cantilever bridge in the world (spanning 8,296 feet) opened in Scotland (1890).

8 Mar – The Philips Company first publicly demonstrated the Compact Disc (1979).

10 Mar – The American John Stone patented the pile driver (1792).

10 Mar – The American inventor Alexander Graham Bell made the first telephone call, saying “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you (1876).”

16 Mar – Gemini VIII completed the first successful docking of two spacecraft while in orbit (1966).

25 Mar – Dutch mathematician, scientist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens discovered Saturn’s largest moon, Titan (1655).

25 Mar – The Oystermouth Railway, now called the Swansea and Mumbles Railway, became the first passenger carrying railway in the world (1807).

25 Mar – The first successful tornado forecast predicted that a tornado would strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma (1948).

26 Mar – In Auburn, Massachussets, Robert Goddard launched the first successful liquid fueled rocket (1926).

12 Apr – The Soviet Comonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968) became the first human in space and the first to orbit the earth aboard Vostok 3KA-3 (1961).

12 Apr – First launch (STS-1) of the first US Space Shuttle, Columbia, from Cape Canaveral (1981). John W. Young was Mission Commander and Robert L. Crippen was the pilot.

19 Apr – In Springfield, MA, Charles Duryea claimed to the first American to drive a car (1892).

24 Apr – Sigmund Freud published his famous paper, Das Ich und das Es, outlining his concept of the Id, the Ego, and the Super-Ego (1923).

1 May – Swedish Botanist Carl Linnaeus published Plant Taxonomy, thus birthing the field of plant taxonomy (1753).

2 May – The first jet airliner in history, the De Haviland Comet 1, made its maiden voyage from London to Johannesburg (1952).

5 May – Having discovered a better way to weave straw with silk and thread, Mary Kies became the first woman to be awarded a US patent (1809).

21 Aug – William Seward Burroughs patented the first practical adding machine in the United States (1888).

30 Aug – The maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS 41D) began (1984).

31 Aug – The radio station 8MK in Detroit, MI, broadcast the first radio news program (1920).

4 Sep – The first commercial electric power plant in history began operations in New York City, inaugurating the electrical age (1882).

13 Sep – Henry Bliss was the first person in the US killed in an automobile accident (1899).

1 Oct – The Ford Motor Company launched the Model T for $825, making cars available to the middle class and revolutionizing transportation in American (1908).

24 Oct – The first Transcontinental Telegraph was completed with lines from St Louis and Carson City meeting in Salt Lake City and making the Pony Express obsolete (1861).

11 Nov – Searching for a way to find the area under the curve Y=f(x), Gottfried Liebnitz introduced integral calculus (1675).

24 Nov – Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species, the book that ushered in the Theory of Evolution and gave a biological basis to modern naturalism (1859).

1 Dec – Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Company introduced the moving assembly line, cutting time and costs in producing cars (1913).

13 Dec – Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan performed the third and final moon walk of the program. As of 2014 they were still the last humans to walk on the moon (1972).

27 Dec – Japan commissioned the first purpose built aircraft carrier in the world, Hōshō (1922).