What is missing in this spectacular, nuclear-powered, cruising airship? Church. We will take an FSSP priest on board one at a time: Curtis, Eshiowu, McWhirter, Braun.
Surely, Bram Stoker would have lost a sibling to the green lake if they had
lived at Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Galway. Accident, or ghoulish deed?
Josef August Untersberger (1864–1933) c. 1914
Source/photographer Wolfgang Brückner: Elfenreigen – Hochzeitstraum. Die Öldruckfabrikation 1880–1940. M. DuMont Schauberg, Köln 1974, ISBN 3-7701-0762-4, The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that “faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are 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.
nasa & spacex
Here are stunning NASA & SpaceX videos/photos with music and a cute, animated ending added by the Rumbler. Vandenburg AFB, near the coastline of SoCal, is the site of SpaceX launches. This day, May 19, there was an abort, but the pics are A-OK.
The Ruger 10/22 is the most popular .22 rimfire rifle of all time. The lightweight 10/22 (4.4 lbs., barrel length 18 1/2 in.) has introduced more young people to shooting sports than any other rifle. One of our boys was given a 10/22 by his father.
THE RUGER® 10/22®
See post on 5-18-2023, BORDERLESS US, before reading the next frightening statistic, reported by the mayor of New York City.
Nearly half of the hotel rooms in the city are filled by migrants. “So instead of monies coming from people who are visiting us and spending in our tourism, in our Broadway plays, instead of them using those hotels, we are using those hotels,” he added [meaning that the city is paying for migrants to occupy the hotels].
Sen. Pete Ricketts said, “Our immigration policies should reward self-sufficiency and grit.” Let me put that in a different, simpler way. I say, “I’d rather talk with, and associate with a prostitute than a man who sits on his ass, does nothing, and demands I take care of him.”
photo author Gwynne Hogan of Gothamist, a non-profit newsroom funded by WNYC
Which planet in our solar system could float on water? (answer in photo credit)
Photojournal: PIA08351 Source: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Published: 12/29, 2006
Made up of mostly gas, it is less dense than water, and being lighter than water, it will float.
Seeing the flower, missionaries took heart. It reminded them of Christ’s Passion and the compelling reason they were toiling about looking for souls in moist jungles. This is what they saw in the physical aspects of flower and plant:
Purple: the color of penance and sacrifice
Five sepals and five petals: the ten Apostles who neither betrayed Our Lord like Judas nor publicly denied Him like Peter (note that the missionaries weren’t trying to slur Peter—who, unlike Judas, repented and became a great saint!)
Three stigma: the nails piercing Jesus’ hands and feet
Five anthers: His five wounds
Circlet of corona filaments: the crown of the thorns
Three-pointed leaves: the Holy Trinity
Vine: God’s attachment to the earth
The missionaries used the flower to teach people about the Passion. They sent descriptions of this miraculous plant back home. The Spanish people came to know it as, “The Flower of the Five Wounds.” Since then, the flower’s name in almost every language has reflected its beautiful representation of the Passion.
Credit for educating me goes to Catholiccompany.com.
photo credit: Oliver P. Quillia/CC BY 3.0
On October 13, 2022, a four-month-old bar-tailed godwit named ‘B6’ flew from Alaska to Australia.
The bird had been tagged by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a solar-powered satellite transmitter.
After 11 days of nonstop flying, B6 arrived in Tasmania, Australia, on October 24, having traveled 8,455 miles, the longest recorded nonstop flight of any animal on Earth.
The flight time from Juneau to Hobart is 17 hours. The bird flew for 11 days!
Mach 1 = 767.269 mph/767.269 mph. The Mach number is the ratio of the speed of the aircraft to the speed of sound. Any number over itself is equal to one.
An airplane flying at less than Mach 1 is traveling at subsonic speeds; at about Mach 1, or transonic, it is at the speed of sound; and greater than Mach 1 is supersonic.
The root of the English word is sonus [Latin for sound]. The prefixes are sub [under], trans [across], and super [beyond].
roosevelt on socialists
“While campaigning for McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt said in a private conversation, ‘The sentiment now animating a large proportion of our people can only be suppressed as the Commune was suppressed, by taking ten or a dozen of their leaders out, standing them against a wall and shooting them dead. I believe it will come to that. These leaders are plotting a social revolution and the subversion of the American Republic.’”
TR was referring to the Socialist Party of America and their presidential candidate, Eugene Debs.
TR on parade down Market Street.
Great-grandpa, Edward F. Leonard, was a San Francisco police officer. It is very likely he was posted on Market because the family home at 120 Church Street was close and is still there.
He had two daughters and a son. I am a descendant of the middle child, a daughter. Six feet he stood and went on duty shortly after 5:12am when the 1906 Earthquake rolled him out of bed.
He wouldn’t recognize the city today for the criminals on the loose and the techies who are aloof, un-neighborly, and clannish and the politicians who are traitors to their country, but I am gone.
When the cappuccino drink was first introduced in Italy, it was named after the Capuchin friars because the color of the espresso mixed with frothed milk was like the color of the Capuchin habit. The drink was first made in the early 1900s after the popularization of espresso machines and after Italians improved a good espresso and a balance of steamed and frothed milk. Is it your habit?
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Fall in, you dead.
The Mist Trail up near the fall will soak a fully-dressed you through to your underwear and socks. So, Nevada Fall, farther up the trail, is where people take off items of clothing to dry.
Slippery. Exhilarating. Fun. Safe.
A new time-lapse video from astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy shows the full moon appearing to dance around in the sky … no tricks involved, just the moon wobbling in its orbit around the Earth. Video courtesy of space.com
“You can see how the moon wobbles, showing and hiding parts of its surface, which allows us to see 59% of the illuminated surface from earth.
“That’s called libration and is caused by a couple of factors, but none of them are related to the moon’s rotation.
“That is, the moon is presently in perfect tidal lock with earth, and if it wasn’t for the other factors (orbit inclination, eccentricity, and the observer’s relative position change as the earth rotates), we would always see the same 50% of the moon’s surface.”
Explanation courtesy of Quora’s Fernando Brito, São Paulo State Technological College
adventures with dad
A graphic artist living in Germany works from home. His wife leaves their baby girl with him each day as she goes off to work. He got tired of her texting to check on how he was doing with the baby. So, he started photo shopping responses to text back to her, and it has become a worldwide sensation. Here are one and two.
After looking at birds, if you still doubt a creator, a creator who is personal to these birds and to you, and I assume you are good-looking, too, maybe there is something missing: maybe, Joan’s parakeet on your dinner plate?
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962
trump on friends
The man is a polymath. People are distracted by personality and ignore what counts. I don’t know what kind of personality Julius Caesar had. Do you? If Trump hired me, that would be fine, and if he told me to do something objectionable, a resignation would follow, but not a book, the proper title being, “My Greedy Betrayal.”
Spine-smashingly chilling! If you know nothing
about military strategy, why not subscribe?
mass in the light
I prefer darkness in general, as it is less perturbing, less frustrating, mysteriously innocent, and easier lost to Him. If Mass were offered late at night, every night, I would be there because that is when I come alive, but I can’t ask anyone to accommodate a vampire. Stay if you crave Latin, French, Mozart, and the presence of children, who are habituel at a Latin Mass and here collect the offering.
One hour from Los Angeles is Antelope Valley, Lancaster. Around 4th grade, every student learns the state symbols: California golden poppy, California valley quail, and California redwood. Grizzlies are gone, but black bears, some gold in color, are aplenty. Gold was uncovered (NorCal) in 1848 and statehood bestowed in 1850.
corona & victor
Their martyrdoms were during the reign of Antoninus Pius or Diocletian, and the Roman Martyrology states that it was in the third century when they met their deaths, which would point to Diocletian.
Victor was a Roman soldier, and Corona was the wife of a Roman soldier.
Foolhardy it was to pray for the intercession of St. Corona because her name, which means “crown” in Latin, bore a resemblance to the 2020 virus.
The Sun’s corona is the outermost part of the its atmosphere. The corona is usually hidden by the bright light of the Sun’s surface. That makes it difficult to see without using special instruments. However, the corona can be viewed during a total solar eclipse.
“An organization that campaigns for privacy is raising concerns about a new rental housing industry move that involves installing ‘smart’ locks on units.”