Daily Update: Friday, July 31st, 2015

Ignatius of Loyola and Solanus Casey

On this last day of the month of July we have the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (died 1556) and the Remembrance of Venerable Solanus Casey, Priest (died 1957). Today is also Lammas Eve, and the birthday of the literary characters Juliet Capulet and  Harry Potter, who shares his birthday with his creator, J. K. Rowling (1965).

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Daily Update: Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Peter Chrysologus

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor (died 450). And the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower is (or was) today, in the predawn sky to the south.

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Daily Update: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Martha

Today is the Memorial of Saint Martha (died about 80). And it is 90 days until my Casino Badge expires.

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Daily Update: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

07-28 - Acadian Remembrance Day

We have no Saints to honor today, but by Royal Proclamation, today is Acadian Remembrance Day.

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Daily Update: Monday, July 27th, 2015

07-27 - Korean War Memorial in the Snow

With no Saints to honor today, we turn to the events of this day in 1995, when the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 42nd anniversary of the of the armistice that ended the war.

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Daily Update: Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Joachim and Anne

Today is the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, and the Memorial of Saint Joachim (died first century B.C.) and Saint Anne (died first century A.D.), the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was conceived without sin (the Immaculate Conception), and today is also the birthday of my first cousin Richard in California (1953).

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Struck By Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal

Struck By Lightning: The Curious World of Probabilities by Jeffrey Rosenthal

This was a very fun non-fiction book to read; I love statistics and probabilities (possibly from first being an accountant, then a table games dealer in a casino), so I know how important the subject is. This was a very easy read, and one that anyone who is interested in probability could read.

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Daily Update: Saturday, July 25th, 2015

James the Greater (Rembrandt) and Christopher (Titian)

Today is the Feast of Saint James the Greater, Apostle (died 44) and the Optional Memorial of Saint Christopher, Martyr (died about 251), and today is the birthday of Richard’s cousin Lele (1947).

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Daily Update: Friday, July 24th, 2015

Charbel Makhlouf

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Charbel Makhlouf, Priest (died 1898), and today is the birthday of my Internet friend Jillian in Maryland (1981).

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Daily Update: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Bridget of Sweden

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Bridget of Sweden, Religious (died 1373), and we note that today is the birthday of my Internet friend Mike in Arkansas, who is married to my Internet friend Rosa (1971).

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Daily Update: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Mary Magdalen

Today is the Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene (died first century).

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