Daily Update: Monday, September 29, 2014

Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

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).

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Home Again!

Home!

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!

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Daily Update: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wenceslaus, Lawrence Ruiz, John Paul I

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).

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Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell, Narrated by Kate Reading (Audiobook)

Point of Origin by Patricia Cornwell (audiobook)

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.

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Daily Update: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Vincent de Paul and Banned Books Week 2014

Today is the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest (died 1660). And Banned Books Week ends today.

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Daily Update: Friday, September 26, 2014

Cosmas and Damian and Banned Books Week 2014

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.

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Daily Update: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rosh Hashana 2 - Elena Flerova - Rosh Hashanah and Banned Books Week 2014

Until sunset, today is Rosh Hashana 5775. And Banned Book Week continues.

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Daily Update: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

09-24 - Hurricane Rita and Banned Books Week 2014 and Rosh Hashana

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.

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Great Classic Horror: Six Unabridged Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Louis Stevenson, Washington Irving, Sheridan Le Fanu, and Saki (Audiobook)

Great Classic Horror (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.

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Daily Update: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pio of Pietrelcina and 09-23 - Republic of West Florida and 2014 Banned Books Week

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.

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Daily Update: Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumnal Equinox and 09-22 - Hobbit Day and Banned Books Week 2014

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).

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