Lately I received a very interesting book from a kind participant here, PF of the UK, Ad Infinitum: a biography of Latin by Nicholas Ostler. I mentioned this gift before but it bears repeating. This looks really interesting. I read the preface last night. Thanks!
Also, I am used to people giving me their baggage, but yesterday was with a difference. The FedEx truck pulled up through the snow drifts of the Sabine Farm and left me a little carry-on bag, also from that same Amazon wish list – perfect for a very short trip. As a matter of fact, I will use it on my upcoming KC visit. Alas, there was no invoice with the bag, so I don’t know who sent it. My guardian angel knows who you are, of course, and so I will send my best wishes in the manner of prayers for your health and good state of life.
I will be making a voyage to the UK for from 1-21 February. I have to give a couple talks. So, I am extremely grateful for the donations that have come through the button on the side bar and on a few of the entries with audio projects. The prospect of coping with the GBP is daunting in the extreme. I look forward to seeing old friends and finding a few new ones.
So, to you readers in the UK, perhaps we can find ways to meet while I am there. A blognic might be in order. I believe I will be visiting the great Fr. Finigan at first. I must dash to Rome for couple days, easy from England, on a promise and for various errands and work. I also promised someone I would visit Portsmouth. I am rather eager to see Portsmouth, actually. I believe that is the historic port the Royal Navy, which I hope to see. There is a chance I will go to Leeds for a talk.
Just think of what might happen to me in Portsmouth and Leeds, given what this blog as presented on Summorum Pontificum. Hmmm…
Also, I must be in Oxford 15-16 February for a talk and maybe a Mass. I will for sure have to have a visit to the Eagle and Child in honor of the Professor and also a very close friend.
The rest of the time I hope to see some sights. I have made a few dashes through London since my first visit about 25 years ago, but I haven’t really seen much of that great city since. Every time I have gone there I have either had to go around the center or just go from point A to point B by the quickest route. Maybe some Londoners can get involved with this.
In any event, this Saturday morning I will, as I have done in the past, take with me to the altar for Mass a list of all those who have sent gifts or made donations since the last time I did this back in November.
You have my gratitude.