Late in life (in his 70s), widely famed Russian novelist Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (known to his friends as “Leo Baby”) turned his attentions away from fiction and dabbled in the creation of a number of utopian communes. These live/work communes were based on Tolstoy’s own particular philosophy—one that espoused nonviolence, the abolition of private property, a strict vegetarian diet and an adherence to the principals of celibacy. (Yeah, sorry, Leo Baby, but you lost me on that last one.) Though the Tolstoyan Movement didn’t last very long, it allegedly influenced the thinking of such latter spiritual leaders as Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
We’re screwed; Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, indicating 6 more weeks of winter.
“We Are the World” Version 2.0 to be recorded today for Haitian relief.
Creepy Feline: a cat who predicts deaths at a nursing home by curling up with them in their last hours.
A Columbus man kills a teen who was throwing eggs at cars.
A nine-year-old Chinese girl gives birth to a healthy baby boy...wait, what?!
An early rough draft of the Constitution is found in Philadelphia.
The Rail Runner Express is raising fares and cutting some trains.
A truck driver in Lordsburg is arrested for smuggling pot hidden inside a load of cat food.
More than $6 million dollars generated by the Red Light Cameras to be used for public safety...so are they effective, or not?
An Octopus Car Wash at Paseo del Norte and San Pedro reopens after an employee is killed over the weekend.
A Washington Middle School teacher is put on leave after an alleged slapping incident.
More rain and/or snow expected to hit tomorrow and Thursday.