Daily Update: Monday, July 2nd, 2018

07-02 - Halfway Point of Year

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

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Daily Update: Sunday, July 1st, 2018

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time and Junipero Serra and 07-01 - Canada Day

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

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Daily Update: Saturday, June 30th, 2018

First Martyrs of the See of Rome - The Christian Martyrs Last Prayer by Leon Gerome and 06-30 - International Asteroid Day

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.

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Daily Update: Friday, June 29th, 2018

Peter and Paul by El Greco

Today is the Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles (both died 64). Continue reading

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Daily Update: Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Irenaeus and 06-28 - Different Perfect Day and Month Day

Today is the Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr (died 202). And today is Different Perfect Day and Month Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Cyril of Alexandria and 06-27 - Helen Keller Day and 06-27 - Lottery Day and 06-27 - Hurricane Audrey and 06-27 = National PTSD Awareness Day

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

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Home Again!

Home!

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!

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Daily Update: Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

06-26 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and 06-26 - Obergefell v. Hodges

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

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Daily Update: Monday, June 25th, 2018

06-25 - Battle of Little Big Horn - Kicking Bear (Mato Wanartaka)

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

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Daily Update: Sunday, June 24th, 2018

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

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

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Daily Update: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

06-23 - Midsummer Eve by Edward Robert Hughes and 06-23 - United Nations Public Service Award Day

With no Saints to honor, we note that today is Midsummer’s Eve. And today is United Nations Public Service Award Day. Continue reading

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Daily Update: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Paulinus 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: Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Aloysius Gonzaga and Summer Solstice

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).

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Daily Update: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

06-20 - World Refugee Day

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

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The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry by Bryan Sykes, Narrated by Michael Page (Audiobook)

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry by Bryan Sykes

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

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Daily Update: Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Romuald and 06-19 - Juneteenth

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

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Vacation!

Vacation
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!

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