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Ex ore infantium

There are lots of these “unknown people show their hidden talents” TV shows now.  Sometimes they produce some surprises. This one? Wow. 9 years old. Mi piace, è bella… bella. She is singing a well-known aria from Puccini’s short Gianni Schicchi: … 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 … Continue reading

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