Today is the Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, and Saint Raphael, Archangels. Today is also the birthday of my brother-in-law Bob, the husband of Richard’s Sister Bonnie in Texas (1934).
Richard and I have returned safely to our home and our cats, which I am sure is a relief to my Five or Six Loyal Readers and my Army of Followers. I will do my regular Daily Update later today, so hang tight!
Today is the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Wenceslaus, King and Martyr (died 929 or 935), the Optional Memorial of Saint Lawrence Ruiz, Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs (died 1637), and the Remembrance of Servant of God John Paul I, Pope (died 1978). It is also the birthday of my friend Annette in Virginia (1956) and of my friend Melissa in Virginia (1971).
This is the ninth novel (published in 1998) of the crime mystery series starring Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Virginia. I very much enjoyed listening to this audiobook, especially since this was an unabridged recording of the book, and found this to be a very good addition to the series.
Today is the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest (died 1660). And Banned Books Week ends today.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, Martyrs (died about 303). Today is also the birthday of Richard’s niece Leah, the daughter of his sister Susan in Iowa (1977). And Banned Book Week continues.
Until sunset, today is Rosh Hashana 5775. And Banned Book Week continues.
As we have no Saints to honor today, we note that it was on this date in 2005 that Hurricane Rita (known as Hurricane Katrina’s Evil Little Sister) made its landfall between Sabine Pass, Texas, and Johnsons Bayou, Louisiana, as a Category 3 hurricane. And Banned Books Week continues. The Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana 5775 starts at sunset tonight.
Great Classic Horror: Six Unabridged Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Saki (Audiobook)
I listened to this collection of horror stories while driving on vacation; it’s not a bad collection, but I can think of any number of stories that should have been included.
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Priest, known to the faithful as Padre Pio (died 1968), and today is also the date of the formation of the Republic of West Florida in 1810. And Banned Books Week continues.
With no Saints to honor this date, today is the Autumnal Equinox, and in Middle Earth today is Hobbit Day, the joint birthday of Bilbo Baggins and of his nephew, Frodo Baggins, as related in J. R. R. Tolkien’s trilogy The Lord of the Rings. And Banned Books Week continues. Finally, today is the birthday of Aimee, Richard’s niece, the middle daughter of his sister Nita in Georgia, who is not a Hobbit (I think) (1989).