With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is the Half-Way Point of the Calendar Year (at 1:00 pm at my locale here in SouthWestCentral Louisiana). Continue reading
Today is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Optional Memorial of Saint Junípero Serra, Priest (died 1784). Today is also Canada Day. And today is the birthday of my daughter’s friend Kim (1986). Continue reading
Today, on the day after the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul., we have the Optional Memorial of the First Martyrs of The Church of Rome (died c. 64 through 67 AD). And today is International Asteroid Day.
Today is the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles (both died 64). Continue reading
Today is the Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (died 202). And today is Different Perfect Day and Month Day. Continue reading
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor (died 444). Today is also Helen Keller Day. It is be Lottery Day, according to Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story “The Lottery”, and it was on today’s date in 1957 when Hurricane Audrey made landfall in Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana. And today is National PTSD Awareness Day. Continue reading
As of a few minutes or so ago, I am home in SouthwestCentral Louisiana from my trip (sans Richard) driving up to Eastern Kentucky to see my sister Liz Ellen and driving home again. I will be posting a Daily Update later today, so stay tuned!
With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, and that on this date in 2015 the United States Supreme Court ruled, 5–4, in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. And today is the birthday of my Internet friend Lori in Wisconsin (1954). Continue reading
With no Saints 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
Today would normally be the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, but that has been superseded by today’s Solemnity of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist. Today is also Midsummer’s Day. Continue reading
With no Saints to honor, we note that today is Midsummer’s Eve. And today is United Nations Public Service Award Day. Continue reading
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
Today is the Memorial of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious (died 1591). Today is the date of the Summer Solstice, 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).
With no Saints to honor today, we note that today is World Refugee Day, and that 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
The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry by Bryan Sykes, Narrated by Michael Page (Audiobook)
I listened to this non-fiction book while traveling. It it a fascinating discussion of the science of mitochondrial genetics (published in 2001), and I loved listening to the book. Continue reading
Today is the Optional Memorial of Saint Romuald, Abbot (died 1027). In the secular world, today is Juneteenth.
As of now, at 5:45 am, I am on my vacation (sans Richard); I am driving from SouthWestCentral Louisiana to Eastern Kentucky to visit my sister Liz Ellen. I will be visiting her for five or six days, and, weather permitting, we will also do some hiking and watch fireflies in the evening from her front porch. I will be posting a Daily Update tonight once I fetch up in north Alabama or thereabouts for the night. See you later!