MA sent a volume of an English translation of St. Augustine’s newly discovered Dolbeau and the Etaix sermons. This is a helpful research tool!
I don’t know who sent Vol. 8 of The Complete New English Hymnal music CD, but thanks a million! This is a disk recorded at Keble College, Oxford. I now have 1-5 and 8. Some of these CD’s are hard to get or pretty expensive. I did, however, find them on iTunes. If someone wants to send more of this series, maybe designated donations will save money. For example, Vol. 7 is very expensive to buy as a CD, but on iTunes it is far less. Go figure.
TE of NY sent a volume about the ancient Roman writer Cicero on oratory and orators and a bottle of the exquisite colatura! Yum. I brought a couple small pots of parsley into the house before the freezing began, and so with fresh garlic on hand I am all set to enjoy the another kind of power lunch! You can get your own bottle of this stuff here. I chop some garlic and parsley, and put a couple tablespoons of colatura over it all in a bowl to macerate. Then I toss through it still hot but very well drained vermicelli, sprinkling into it red pepper. Easy and very good.
I don’t know who sent the copy of The Reform of the Liturgy (1948-1975) by the late Annibale Bugnini, but many thanks anyway. I can’t say I look forward to reading this, of course. Reading autopsies isn’t exactly fun. But we do need to know what people were thinking when they started to wreck the Roman Rite. In any event, the book came without an indication of who sent it. It will be useful.
Finally, I am grateful to JL who sent my the Windows 7 upgrade. I have detested Vista ever since I got it. Now, however, I will have the terror of going down the Microsoft rabbit hole again, hoping against hope that their upgrade won’ ruin my installation, forcing me to go through the same hell I had a couple months back. Yes… I know… some of you will say "switch to Mac". If I could determine what system to get, I would put that on my wish list too. Until then, it’s repairs with Microsoft’s equivalent of twine and 100 mile an hour tape.