Daily Archives: 24 June 2020

OLDIE PODCAzT 36: St. Augustine on John the Baptist; The Vespers hymn “Ut queant laxis”

New word for the day: hexachord I think my production skills have improved a bit since then!   OLDIE TEXT Originally: 24 June 2007 Our PODCAzT for this Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist presents a selection from … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Of Roman snails and of medieval cherries

I found at the blog of the British Library a fascinating story about a recipe for cherries in the Medieval period in England. There is a recipe for chyryse in a manuscript of Forme of Cury, a recipe book of Richard … Read More

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St. John’s Birthday Feast, Midsummer Snails, and You. “Perdonamose!”

Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll stick with that. In the Northern Hemisphere the June solstice … Read More

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Twitter and Parler

A while back I discovered how Twitter imposed with algorithms what my “interests” are on my account. An astonishing list of things I’ve never even heard of, much less had interest in. I understand that Twitter uses these checked boxes … Read More

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