Daily Update: Friday, October 24, 2014

Anthony Mary Claret and Islamic New Year

Today is the Optional Memorial of  Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop (died 1870),and today marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar, so that at sunset today is Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah, or the Islamic New Year 1436 AH.

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Daily Update: Thursday, October 23, 2014

John of Capistrano

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint John of Capistrano, Priest (died 1456).

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Daily Update: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

John Paul II and 10-22 - Anniversary of the Creation of the Earth per Archbishop Ussher

Today is the Memorial of Saint John Paul II, Pope (died 2005). And according to the chronology of Bishop Ussher (died 1656), the Creation of the World occurred on the night preceding Sunday, October 23, 4004 B.C., so tonight we can celebrate the Creation of our world, without which my Five or Six Loyal Readers (and my Legion of Followers) would not be reading my Weblog entries.

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Daily Update: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10-21 - Battle of Trafalgar

No Saints today, but it was on this date back in 1805 when during the Napoleonic Wars a British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral de Villeneuve in the Battle of Trafalgar.

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Daily Update: Monday, October 20, 2014

Paul of the Cross

Today is the Memorial of Saint Paul of the Cross (died 1775). And today is the birthday of Rob, the eldest son of Richard’s sister Bonnie in Texas (1965), and of Ted, the second son of Richard’s sister Susan in Iowa (1970).

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Time and Chance by Alan Brennert (E-Book)

Time and Chance by Alan Brennert

This is the book I read on my Nook for my Third Tuesday Book Club meeting tomorrow night (October 21, 2o14). I found it to be an interesting exploration of both alternative universes and second chances, with a good dose of circumstances and consequences tossed in. I do not think it a great book, but it is an interesting read.

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Daily Update: Sunday, October 19, 2014

World Mission Sunday 2014 and Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf

Today is the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today is also the Memorial of Saint Isaac Jogues (died 1646) and Saint John de Brébeuf (died 1649), Priests and Martyrs, and their Companions, Martyrs. Today is also World Mission Sunday. And today is the birthday of Rachel, the oldest daughter of Richard’s sister Juanita in Georgia (1986).

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Daily Update: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Luke by Michele Tosini and New River Gorge Day

Today is the Feast of Saint Luke, Evangelist (died c.74). Today is also Bridge Day at the New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, West Virginia. And today is the anniversary of when I first started working at the casino (1999).

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Daily Update: Friday, October 17, 2014

Ignatius of Antioch

Today is the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr (died 107).

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Daily Update: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hedwig and Margaret Mary Alacoque

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Hedwig, Religious (died 1243) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin (died 1690).

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

This short book, which is actually a play, features two minor characters in the great play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare. These two characters, however, do not know that they are minor characters, and essentially spend the play trying to find out why they are where they are, and what they are supposed to do.

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