Author Archives: Kathryn

About Kathryn

I am a table games dealer at a Native American gambling casino in SouthWestCentral Louisiana. (I have been doing this since 1999; before that, I was an Accountant for some fifteen years, twelve of those years with one company, with a degree in Accounting from LSU (Class of 1980), and then a Lady of Leisure for three years.) My schedule at the casino is from Fridays through Tuesdays from 3:00 am to 11:00 am, Central Time. I am married (since 1984; my husband also works with me at the casino, same shift, same days off), and have two kids (one of each, with our son in the Navy (stationed in Groton, Connecticut, and married in December 2010) and a daughter working in Opelousas (living with her boyfriend outside of our town) and five cats. I am also a reasonably devout Roman Catholic, with a great devotion to the Saints, and I try to be sincere about my religion. My weblog is of interest to a very limited set of people, but I do value all of my Six or Seven Loyal Readers. If you wish to contact me, please send me an E-mail at kathrynlafleur023@gmail.com, and I may or may not respond to you.

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Ebook)

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

This nonfiction book is about how economics theory can be used to explain wildly different concepts. The book is quite readable, and I enjoyed reading it. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, June 25th, 2017

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time and 06-25 - Battle of Little Big Horn - Kicking Bear (Mato Wanartaka)

Today is the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time; with no Saint to honor today, we note that today is the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, and the date upon which my father died in 1998. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Immaculate Heart of Mary and Birth of John the Baptist by Tintoretto and 06-24 - Midsummer Day

Today is the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the last Feast that depends on the date of Easter. Today is the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist, and today is also Midsummer’s Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Sacred Heart of Jesus and 06-23 - Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes

Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And today is Midsummer’s Eve. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

ndPaulinus of Nola, John Fisher, and Thomas Moore

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop (died 431), and the Optional Memorial of Saint John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr, and Saint Thomas More, Martyr (both died 1535). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Aloysius Gonzaga

Today is the Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious (died 1591). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Summer Solstice

Today is the date of the Summer Solstice (except in Eastern Daylight Tme), marking either the Beginning or the Middle of Summer (you decide), And today is the birthday of our former neighbor Pam, mother of several of the Assembled who are friends with our own kids (1959). Continue reading

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Vacation!

Vacation

As of now, 6:00 am on Tuesday, I have officially started my vacation to see my sister in Eastern Kentucky; Richard will be at home feeding the cats and otherwise minding the house. (He will take a vacation in November to Colorado without me.)  See you later!

 

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Daily Update: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Romuald and 06-19 - Juneteenth

Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Romuald, Abbot (died 1027). In the secular world, today is Juneteenth. Continue reading

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When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

As usual, I finished reading this non-fiction book a day ahead of my Third Tuesday Book Club meeting on June 20th, 2017; unusually, it is a non-fiction book (not fiction, as most of our books are), and, unusually, I will not be attending the Third Tuesday Book Club meeting, as I am going out of town that day. This was a very enjoyable book, and I very much enjoyed reading it. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Corpus Christi and Father's Day

Today is the date when the American church celebrates the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). In the secular world, today is Father’s Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Saturday, June 17th, 2017

06-17 - Battle of Bunker Hill

There are no Saints to honor today, but on this date in 1775 the Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, June 16th, 2017

06-16 - Bloomsday - Ulysses in O'Connell Street, Dublin

With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is Bloomsday, the celebration of the day in Dublin, Ireland in 1904 on which the events of the great novel Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce take place. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Corpus Christi (Traditional) and Vitus

Today is the traditional date of the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), although in America the Solemnity will be celebrated this coming Sunday. And today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Vitus, Martyr (died 303). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

06-14 - Flag Day

With no Saints to honor, we will note instead that today is Flag Day in these fifty states. Continue reading

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