Roche said that what was done by Benedict XVI and JP II was a “concession and caring for those attached to it [Latin Mass].” What a caring 72-year-old! The normal lifespan of a cockroach is about half a year.
“According to Fox News, recently, Puffin UK attempted to change passages in [Roald] Dahl’s works.
“According to the outlet, ‘language describing fat characters was altered and gender-neutral language was added, among other changes.’”
“A backlash, however, quickly ensued.
“The Guardian, also, released a report indicating that Dahl once warned his publishers that ‘if they later on so much as change a single comma in one of my books, they will never see another word from me.’”
He’s dead, but now there are two versions.
I posted an unaltered reading of “The Hitch-Hiker” on 9/3/2-22.
“Elyse Dodge has a trademark geometric style, combining traditional landscapes with a myriad of geometric forms. The contrasting forms play well off of one another, and her style appreciates the appeal of landscapes, while pushing them firmly into new and unique territory.”
Who is woke?
Ally Financial, Amalgamated Bank, Bank of America, Berkshire Bank, BMO Harris, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Eastern Bank, Fifth Third Bank, First Republic Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Bank Bancorp, Trillium Asset Management, Truist, US Bank, Wells Fargo
Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, XPO Logistics
“In 1969, NASA’s Apollo missions installed reflective panels on the moon. These have shown that the moon is currently moving 3.8 cm away from the Earth every year.” The USA is one of the few countries still using the Imperial system of measurement, where things are measured in feet, inches, pounds, ounces, and so forth. Divide the length value by 2.54. Thus, 3.8/2.54 = 1.49606299. Round up to a tenth, which is 1.5, or 1 ½ inches. https://www.space.com/moon-drifting-away-from-earth-2-5-billion-years
Let’s be honest, everyone. Democrats lead these school districts. Vote them out.
Some years ago, I was subbing in a 7th grade math class at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School, San Francisco. I told a boy who was talking and fiddling with the window shades next to his desk to be quiet and repeated my admonition several times. Suddenly, I became frustrated and shouted at him to shut up.
I got nervous for a few seconds, but nothing happened. Both of us knew that the principal was very strict. If the boy had repeated my words to the principal, I can imagine their conversation.
“What were you doing?” the principal asks.
“Talking,” the boy answers.
“Get out of my office.”
Like the Moon, Venus waxes (increases) and wanes (decreases). One way to remember the meaning of these words is to think of a candle. Waxing of a wick produces a candle that, once lit, immediately begins to wane away until complete darkness. Another way to remember is to associate wane with fade. Both have a long a, whereas wax has a short a. Some boys and men like a fade cut. The hair wanes away.
Here are several images of Venus and Venus Express.
drawing courtesy of https://www.physics.ucla.edu/~huffman/venus.htm
images courtesy of https://science.nasa.gov/phases-venus
English: Animation of Venus Express's trajectory from 9 November 2005 to 31 December 2006, 1 August 2018, Data source: HORIZONS System, JPL, NASA, author Phoenix7777, no changes made https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Animation_of_Venus_Express_trajectory.gif
Blue is Earth orbit, pink is Venus Express orbit, and green is Venus orbit.
“Venus Express was the first European spacecraft to orbit Venus. The original mission was expected to last no more than 500 Earth days, but the mission was extended five times.” https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/venus-express/in-depth/ Image of Venus Express courtesy of NASA.
I applaud schools that teach public speaking in these times. He has 25,000 views. I want to say to radicalized teachers and radicalized people in general, “Stop imposing Your Will on us!”
Find out how Johann Sebastian Bach helps the Fat Man solve a case in this television drama from 1959. Writers Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. Production company Screen Gems. Because of the surprise ending, I give it 4 1/2 stars out of five. Rita Moreno 91
FSSP Providence, RI, before sunrise. The world’s first electric street lights were erected in London in 1878.
Rorate from Latin, second person plural imperative of rorare, to drip moisture,
from ror meaning dew.
Go full screen. Claude Lorrain (c. 1600-1682) did not do well in school and was apprenticed to a pastry baker. He remained hopeful. Between 1635 and 1638, he made four paintings, two large and two small on copper, for Pope Urban VIII. Let me add to Anna’s answer. The medicinal plant and source of nutrition is Christ in the Eucharist.
Lockheed Martin - The Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) is a United States Air Force sixth-generation air superiority initiative with a goal of fielding a “family of systems” to succeed the F-22 Raptor. Was it seen? Was it a drone? See the second video and drawing demonstrating parallax, which can alter perception.
Is China stealing designs? Yes.
9 August 2004 (original upload date), author JustinWick at English Wikipedia, no changes made, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parallax_Example.png Viewpoint A is the left eye, and Viewpoint B is the right eye. Click on JustinWick. Read about him and hear what he says.
Beautifying 107 acres of Utah’s Fishlake National Forest is one of the world’s largest organisms: a forest of some 47,000 genetically identical quaking aspen trees, which all stem from a single root system. The organism is called Pando, from the Latin for “I spread”, and has been growing for at least 80,000 years.
Pando in fall, photo courtesy of Paul C. Rogers
Here is a reading, a bit over two hours, of John. Listen for as long as you like. I recommend the reading for children. The voice belongs to English priest Father Hugh Thwaites, SJ.
From his obituary: “Father Thwaites always spoke in a kindly and gentle manner while firing off spiritual advice that could blow you off your feet; he was a priest who made many converts almost instantly by his sincerity and holiness … He was passionately devoted to the Rosary, loved the Old Latin Mass, and remained faithful to the traditional Jesuit daily spiritual exercises.”
Received pronunciation is the form of English based on educated speech emanating from southern England. Father Thwaites was born on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast.
I just finished reading The Truth Is Out There, a graphic novel by Amadeus, pen name, published in 2013 with Imprimi Potest, Nihil Obstat, and Imprimatur. Bill, a friend from St. Stephen, gifted me the book.
It has a Prologue, 12 chapters, and an Epilogue, 116 pages in all, and a bibliography of suggested reading at the end. I would add the novel to a child’s or teen’s book list.
In Chapter 5, they have left Earth and Erc finds an empty diner serving only one item. Find out what that is.
“The events were noted when, on Jan. 28, the Subaru-Asahi Star Camera caught images of a shower of green laser beams lasting just seconds.
“‘The camera watches for images from the Subaru Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.
“‘The beams were not, as originally thought, from a NASA satellite,” Chang explained.’” They could have come from only one source: China’s Daqi-1/AEMS satellite.”
government officialdom on the balloon
science officialdom on the green laser
I forgot what a logarithm is, so I checked. A logarithm is the power to which a number must be raised to get some other number. For example, the logarithm of 100 is two, because 10 to the power of two is 100. Thus, written mathematically, log 100 = 2. That's all.
“The descendants of Noah … said: ‘Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven; and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands.’” https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15005b.htm
God did not like that, so He brought into existence multiple languages. Thus, humans were divided into linguistic groups, unable to understand one another. The Tower of Babel was a punishment.
Was the tower real? Yes. It stood in Babylon in what is modern Iraq. The City of Cities, as it was called by the people of the time, eventually collapsed.
I was rereading the Wikipedia entry for the Catholic Church. On several occasions I have defended the company, and I wanted to test my defense. In the process I found a painting I wanted to better understand. It is in the section titled, “Sexual morality.”
Here is a partial quotation from that section:
The Catholic Church calls all members to practice chastity according to their state in life. Chastity includes temperance, self-mastery, personal and cultural growth, and divine grace.
It requires refraining from lust, masturbation, fornication, pornography, prostitution, and rape. [My reaction to the last word was surprise because it seemed so obvious as to not have required a mention.]
Chastity for those who are not married requires living in continence, abstaining from sexual activity; those who are married are called to conjugal chastity. [Footnote 425]
Footnote 425 Catechism of the Catholic Church (2nd ed.). Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 2019. Paragraph 2332. Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul. It especially concerns affectivity, the capacity to love and to procreate, and in a more general way the aptitude for forming bonds of communion with others.
Next to the Wikipedia section is a painting by Hans Memling, Allegory with a Virgin.
This is the painting I wanted to better understand.
The analysis of the painting is copied from Web Gallery of Art, online since 1996 and created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx. I thought it was so good that I have reproduced it in its entirety.
“This rather enigmatic painting has been studied in depth recently, enabling us to venture a more solidly based judgment regarding both its authenticity and the significance of the representation. It should be noted at the outset that the topmost part of the landscape has been entirely overpainted and can thus form no part of the interpretation. The rock with the virgin and the lions is, however, still in a fairly good, original condition.
“A young woman is shown standing in a giant piece of amethyst. She is wearing a violet-brown Burgundian dress, and her hands are crossed level with her lap on a point of the crystal. This characteristically chaste pose is further emphasized by her downward gaze. Two lions, with golden shields attached to their bodies, stand threateningly on either side of a small stream that springs from the rocks and carries gemstones and coral in its current.
“Because of its colour, amethyst is associated with the violet, the emblem of humility and virginity. The lions are clearly intended as guards, and so their shields are military rather than heraldic in function. The spring represents the Water of Life, and the gemstones are a reference to Paradise. The image can thus be interpreted as an allegory of the strength of Virginity or Purity, which leads to eternal life. The city in the left distance is influenced to a large extent by the Brussels St Sebastian. This may be attributed almost certainly to the restorer.”
Artist Hans Memling (circa 1433 –1494), oil on oak wood, in the Musée Jacquemart-André collection, source/photographer Web Gallery of Art. Public domain. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details.
Boys starting at about age seven through end of life would love this hotel, proving that the male responds instantly to visual stimuli. That’s my programming theory. I don’t know if females of any age would like the hotel. Into what category does the video fit? None for strange. I loved hotels as a boy, but now, as sociable hermit, hotel fails: goggles unneeded, hermitage not mine, socializing minus one.
Bees make hexagonal cells. A hexagon has six sides, six edges, and six vertices. The sum of the interior angles is 720 degrees (6 x 120).
A hexagon has nine diagonals. The formula for the number of diagonals is n(n-3)/2, where n represents a side. If there are six sides, by using the formula, we determine that there are nine diagonals: 6(6-3)/2 = 9.
image above courtesy of study.com
Fr. Pierre Jacobs, S.J., taught me geometry in 10th grade.
Observed bee geometry arises only if cells are previously arranged in a way that
each one is surrounded by six other similar cells.
Caption Honeycomb of Western honey bees (Apis mellifera) with eggs and larvae. Date of photo 22 April 2007. Author Waugsberg (talk · contribs). Image selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for 14 March 2008.
This is a featured picture; members of the community have identified it as one of the finest images on the English Wikipedia, adding significantly to its accompanying article. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bienenwabe_mit_Eiern_und_Brut_5.jpg