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Christmas and decreasing the surplus population

In many places during this season you will see productions of plays based on Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol.
Here is something you might not be aware of that could spark conversation, especially with your young’uns. I confess: I didn’t know … Continue reading

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The Ides of March. Wherein Fr. Z rambles aimlessly and eventually comes full-circle.

Today has been known as the Ides of March for a very long time.
In the Roman way of keeping time with a calendar, days of the month were reckoned from fixed points… which weren’t completely fixed. Every Roman month had … Continue reading

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Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens!

In happier news, today is the 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens.

Let’s have a poll!
And please give your reasons in the combox!

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Wherein the reader is directed to click a link and be edified.

A reader forwarded me something which was forwarded to him which was reposted by NLM which was from the St. Louis Dispatch, about a church renovation Memphis… Tennessee, not Egypt.
Apart from obvious merits of my sender, or the esteemed talents … Continue reading

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