Daily Bread for 9.21.16

Good morning, Whitewater.

Wednesday in town will be a day of thunderstorms, with a high of eighty.  Sunrise is 6:42 AM and sunset 6:52 PM, for 12h 09m 37s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 71.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

Whitewater’s Parks & Recreation Board meets this evening at 6:30 PM.

Today is the International Day of Peace, a United Nations-inspired, annual call for “a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.”

Libertarians (and so many others) have always wanted a world like this (‘FREE MARKETS in CAPITAL, LABOR, & GOODS, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY, LIMITED & OPEN GOVERNMENT, and PEACE’).

I’m reminded, though, of a pastor who once gave a sermon on challenges to the teaching of doctrine. He was a clergyman who often talked & preached the doctrine of his faith: doctrine in the morning, doctrine in the afternoon, doctrine in the evening. Doctrine, doctrine, doctrine.

He was once asked why he kept preaching doctrine, and if he would ever stop. He replied that he would stop preaching doctrine when people stopped challenging it.

So it is with peace: we’ll have peace – more than a mere commemorative day – when people stop breaking the peace. Until then, one keeps calling for it. Along the way, we’ve no reason to be lenient with those who’ve broken it.

On this day in 1962, an area mill moves away

1962 – Janesville’s Oldest Mill Closes

On this date Janesville’s oldest manufacturer, Rock River Woolen Mills, ceased operation after 113 years. The company moved to Texas. Started in 1849 as Monterey Water Power Mill, the mills initially produced fine yarns, flannels and cashmere. [Source: Janesville Gazette]

JigZone‘s daily puzzle is of gray wolves: