Back in Rome sunrise was at 6:49. Sunset should be at 16:59.
The Ave Maria ought to ring at 17:30.
Today in the Basilica of St. Peter is a Feast of all the Saints and Martyrs whose relics are in the Basilica. It is also the Feast of St. Adeodatus I (+618) and of the Four Crowned Holy Martyrs (+306), whose church is on the slope leading from the Colosseum, past San Clemente, and up toward the Lateran. I used to walk by there everyday for university when I was a seminarian.
Before heading out to airport yesterday, I had a couple things left over in the fridge, so this was breakfast.
Behind this wall and up the street is the Casa Santa Marta a certain person lives in humility, which meant that the whole place had to be redone and the street outside the wall, pertaining to the Comune di Roma, had to be secured at the cost of, lets just say very many Euro. But it was all for humility, so that’s okay.
The Delta planes have a new “entertainment” system, which turned out to be not very entertaining. There is a new swoopy 3D graphical interface for flight information. And while there are lots of movies (lookin around the cabin some of them truly fitlhy), they eliminated all the games, etc.
There were problems with the system, too, in zone all over the plane which meant that they had to reboot the system I think six times, each time requiring two things, a) 15 minutes and b) that no one touch their screens. Imagine how well that went. So, as we flew along we had to …
…. wait… and wait… and wait.
I never get tired of this brilliant movie, and I always enjoy the sight of Rick working a chess position with his cigarette and cocktail glass.
Someone should do a count of how many drinks were ordered in Rick’s Café Américain and then not drunk.
The flight was boring, which is how you want flights to be, and everything from the taxi at my front door to airport check-in at FCO and customs and luggage collection on the ground at JFK went without flaw. I skipped the meals on the plane.
A friend picked me up at JFK, where everything is a half mile walk away, and we got supper. Cheeseburger, of course, with American cheese, of course, and onion rings.
The beer had the irresistible name of Delirium Tremens.
As I glanced out the window of the guestroom in Brooklyn, I saw a sight that wove the two ends of the day: the American flag and the trees, which are plane trees, the same as line the banks of the Tiber and other boulevards in Rome.
In the following, there is material to be won. This is easy.
WHITE to move.
NB: I may hold comments with puzzle solutions a little longer than others so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.
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