Greenland, the world’s biggest island, is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Thule Air Base, part of NORAD (headquarters in Alaska), is a Canadian and American joint command to deter, deny, and defeat aerospace threats. “Located more than 1100 km north of the Arctic Circle and about 1500 km south of the North Pole [1500 km is 932 miles, roughly the flying distance from San Francisco to Denver], Thule Air Base is the northernmost military base of the United States of America...the base is placed into a piece of paradise on Earth. The area is the only place on Earth where three glaciers get together, not to mention impressive sightseeing with icebergs and polar animals....” https://militarybases.com/overseas/greenland/thule/
Diamond Valley Ranch House, Alpine County, CA, owned by the Tahoe Public Utilities District. Elevation 5,476 ft. My family frequently traveled the area in summer, but not in winter.
Below is an article dated April 25, 2008, by David E. Anderson about Shakespeare’s recusancy. All sides are presented, but I remain convinced that Shakespeare was a recusant, especially when one considers who his tutors were and his family.
William’s first classroom is currently owned by the King Edward VI school, the direct successor to the grammar school in Stratford-upon-Avon attended by Shakespeare from about 1571. One of William’s tutors included Sir Thomas Smith, a protestant. However, Simon Hunt, William’s first tutor, left the school to become a Jesuit priest. His successors Thomas Jenkins and John Cottom had strong Catholic associations. Cottam became a Jesuit and was a friend of Edmund Campion, Jesuit martyr.
Where did Simon Hunt go? None other than the seminary in Rheims, the institution that produced the Douay Rheims, the first Bible in English and the one used by me and others like me.
This will come as a shock: As was the case in all Elizabethan grammar schools, Latin was the primary language of learning. Although Shakespeare likely had some lessons in English, Latin composition and the study of Latin authors like Seneca, Cicero, Ovid, Virgil, and Horace were the focus of his literary training.
Who says we in the 21st century are the most learned?
Mary Arden, Shakespeare’s mother, was born in 1537. William was born in 1564. Edward Arden, head of the Arden family, hid a priest disguised as a gardener in his home, and for that and another suspicious accusation, Edward was decapitated in 1583. William was just 19. The river a mother and son swim in, whether the Avon or any other, they swim together, and what boy could disagree with his Catholic mom? She might drown him, or kill him with kindness.
Lady Asquith and Joseph Pearce did the most thorough textual analysis.
PBS is not exactly a beacon of impartiality, but the article lists reference books.
first classroom, photo credit - BBC
Let us get off Earth for a while. The distance of New Horizons from Pluto is 12,500 km, which is approximately 7,750 miles, still far from the surface, but the pictures are wonderful. 30 mins.
My manservant enters the media room: “Sir, there is a letter waiting on the table.”
“Yes, I know. Let me get up and read it … It’s an ad from some clever climatists. I prefer contemplating nature’s aesthetics right here, where we live, not in Greenland. James, prepare for the tornado.”
(use the light gray circle with four directional arrows)
What a lovely bunch of coconuts!
I elect the five coconuts on top, who arrived courtesy of W. Bruce Lincoln.
Romanovs Autocrats of All the Russias. New York: Doubleday, 1981.
squirrel cooling itself - photo from neighbor - it was hot on Sunday
I am told that turtles, bullfrogs, and a four-legged live in the pond next to my house. I am constantly cleaning up after the Canada geese. Deer and skunks are frequently on the street, but, so far,
no black bear has made an appearance.
Novosti, Igor. Tchaikovsky in 1879, aged thirty-nine. 1879.
Tchaikovsky A Biography, by Holden, Anthony, Doubleday, 1995, p. 202.
I recommend this thorough biography for a mature audience able to handle scandal.
Linked is an amazing video of a shoebill stork, a leftover from the dinosaur age.
Baby geese hatch in about a month with their eyes open and are covered with soft feathers called down. They leave the nest within 24 hours and follow their parents. Nine hatched this year.
Here are three in a photo I snapped today.
Photograph of President Truman joining hands with four servicemen he has just decorated with the Medal of Honor: (from left to right) Sgt. John R. McKinney; First Lt. Daniel W. Lee; the President; Lt. Donald A. Gary (engineering officer of the U.S.S. FRANKLIN); and Commander Joseph T. O'Callahan (the first chaplain in the armed forces to receive the Medal of Honor). Abbie Rowe, 1905-1967, Photographer (NARA record: 8451352) National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. Harry S. Truman Library. (04/01/1985 - )
Father Joseph Timothy O’Callahan, SJ (1905 -1964) Medal of Honor Recipient
Christ taking leave of His Mother
by Piotr Stachiewicz (1858-1938), oil on oak wood, done 1900, 22.8 inches by 14 inches, in the National Museum of Warsaw, source photographer cyfrowe.mnw.art.pl
Catholic art I can interpret.
Notice their positions relative to each other.
I know how He feels about Mom. There is no greater woman.
Every loving son would take his mother to heaven first.
Every dying soldier says, "Tell, mom, I love her."
July 17, 1794
Ages youngest to oldest
29, 30, 34, 42, 42, 46, 49, 51
52, 52, 52, 53, 54, 58, 78, 78
One of the nuns executed had five biological sisters in religious life.
Mother Teresa of St. Augustine, prioress, 42
Born Paris 1752
Mother St. Louis, sub-prioress, 42
Born Belfort 1752
Mother Henriette of Jesus, ex-prioress for two terms, novice mistress
Marie-Françoise Gabrielle de Croissy
Born Paris 1745
Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified
Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection, ex-sub-prioress and sacristan
Born Mouy 1715
Sister Euphrasia of the Immaculate Conception
Born Bourth 1736
Sister Teresa of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Born Rheims 1740
Sister Julie Louise of Jesus, widow
Rose-Chrétien de la Neuville
Born Loreau 1741
Sister Teresa of St. Ignatius
Born Compiègne 1743
Sister Mary-Henrietta of Providence
Born Cajarc 1760
Sister Constance of St. Denis, novice
Born Saint-Denis 1765
Sister St. Martha
Born Beaune, 1742
Sister Mary of the Holy Spirit
Born Fresnes 1742
Sister St. Francis Xavier
Born Laignes, 1764
Catherine Soiron, born 1742
Thérèse Soiron, born 1748
From the TED organization:
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Note: The Pontifical Roman Athenaeum S. Apollinare is now the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. According to Wikipedia: "Most of the over 250 faculty hold degrees from both secular and ecclesiastical universities. It offers an ongoing formation both to its academic staff to students, providing them with information on current issues. The ratio of academic staff to students is 1:9. The members of the faculty know and use at least five major modern languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French, and German), which enables them to fulfill their academic task of teaching an international student body coming from different continents, cultures, and language groups."
Schwortz and Father Guerra, photograph courtesy of shroud3d.com
This is what Catholic nuns should look like. They commanded; they had authority. Do you think you could fool around in their presence? Do you think you could talk back? I have a forward-looking view of how authority is established. Dress is key.
Dozens of firefighters were presented with an outstanding achievement award from
Cardinal Glennon Hospital.
You might have to avert your eyes when watching this video, so I will just link it.
We get this proof that the earth is not flat from Chris Harrington, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Academy of Art University, 2011, Actor, Writer, Audio Imagineer at Doctor Geek's Laboratory of Applied Geekdom, 2011-present. I quote: "Edit: before we look at the photos, I just want to clarify what this image actually shows, since there seems to be some confusion from both sides of the issue. At any altitude above the surface of a sphere, you are looking *down* at the horizon. Even when you are standing with your eyes six feet above the surface. People say “the horizon is flat and level,” and yes, that’s true, but it’s a flat, level *circle,* and that circle is NOT centered around your eyes, it’s centered roughly two feet below the surface you’re standing on. If you are looking at the horizon from a viewer height above sea level of six feet, then the horizon is 24 inches within the sphere under you, so you are eight feet ABOVE the center of the circle, and you SHOULD see curvature at the edge. Not curvature “down,” but the curvature at the edge of the circular horizon centered two feet below your shoes. And THAT’S what these two photos show!"
The beautiful altar above is located at Josef Ketzer’s Austrian secondary school, a Jesuit institution for boys ages 10-18 when he attended. The significance of the altar is that it was in Napoleon’s home on St. Helena, a tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic.
On June 18, 1815, Napoleon was defeated by the British at the Battle of Waterloo (Belgium). On July 31, he learned that he would be exiled to St. Helena. He embarked on August 7 and arrived on October 15.
“After his mother sent two priests to St Helena, the dining room was transformed into a chapel. At first, Napoleon attended Sunday mass inside the room; later, he watched from his adjoining study. He said it was proper for him at his death to return to the Catholic Church since he had been born within it. Years before, when questioned on his faith, he had replied that he ‘took on the religion of whatever country he was in, because that was the best policy.’”
On May 5, 1821, he died on St. Helena. He was 51.
On December 15, 1840, he was reburied at Hôtel des Invalides, Paris. It is now the cathedral of the Diocese of the French Armed Forces, officially known as Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides. I visited his tomb in 1997.
Napoleon’s Tomb, Paris, photo author Josh Hallett, taken on July 25, 2009, no changes were made
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