Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Of a Latin poem and the curse of mice

A friend recently guided me to a volume of a series which I haven’t looked at for many a year, Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization.   Perhaps the timing was providential, since we are seeing many of the foundations of civilization … Continue reading

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Look! Up in the sky! ISS and Crew Dragon and mini rant.

From NASA’s Astronomy Pic of the Day, comes a time lapse, composite view of the International Space Station zooming along in tandem with Demo-S, Crew Dragon, over Manhattan’s skys.  This was taken at the reservoir in Central Park. Very cool. … Continue reading

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Your Good News

If there were a time for some good news for the readership, this is it. Do you have some good news to share? Here is some great news. Last Saturday three new priests were ordained for the Archdiocese for the … Continue reading

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POTUS and FLOTUS at the National Shrine of St. John Paul II

Today, in a long planned visit, Pres. Trump and the First Lady visited the National Shrine of St. John Paul II. .@POTUS & I honored the life & legacy of Saint John Paul II at @JP2Shrine today. His passion & … Continue reading

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#LaunchAmerica SUCCESS!

THAT was cool. This afternoon I set things aside to watch the launch of the first manned space flight from USA soil in almost a decade.  Demo-2 atop the Falcon 9.  Postponed a few days ago because of weather, today … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The movie ‘Apocalypto’ – Now online!

Remember how last year I was looking for a disc of the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto? Very hard to find. Hollywood and the libs really hate Mel Gibson. It’s brutal.  But it is educational.  Trailer HERE PLEASE – IN THE … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Today NASA with SpaceX will, God willing, launch men into space, from these USA!! #LaunchAmerica @FatherZ wistfully muses

What I would give today to be several decades younger so that I could be a chaplain in the US SPACEFORCE! Today NASA with SpaceX will, God willing, launch men into space, from these USA!! First time in long time. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: BAPTISMAL FONT PROJECT – INSTALLATION! Video message to YOU READERS!

I have GREAT news! Do you remember that last October, while I was in Rome, we had a fundraiser for “new”, but antique, baptismal font for the church Santissima Trinita dei Pelegrini (my adoptive parish in Rome)?  That is the … Continue reading

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Forty, a poem, and ancient garlic cheese spread

This is wonderful. I’ve written of garum in the past.  It’s modern near equivalent is colatura. Today’s #ClassicsCurio is a warning about where to source (or should that be sauce?) your mottoes, as that famous American motto ‘e pluribus unum’ … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE! 26th Anniversary of “Ordinatio sacerdotalis”!

I have a wonderful bottle of cava in the fridge.   Today, being a Vigil, is not usually a celebratory day for me, but I can’t help but let out a little whoop of joy. The lesbian writer, who was so … Continue reading

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Confuse a liberal

Just a thought to get your thought juices flowing today. Instant TRIGGER for any liberal… Kek pic.twitter.com/qQgOhnRTyO — Anonymous ? Patriot ?????? (@ttp13526) May 19, 2020  

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“Scacci (-orum, m.pl.) sive ludus scaccorum est tabularis artis, ingenii, et stratagematis ludus.”

In addition to reading a lot of Latin every day, I’ve reprised the working of chess problems.  So, when I was looking back through the blog for something I had written I found some posts that I made last year … Continue reading

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Benedictine goodness: @monksofnorcia and @cenacleosb and MORE – UPDATED

UPDATE 7 May 2020: Take a look at this new post about the Monastère S.-Benoît. As we move forward in our appeal to purchase the medieval Commandery in Brignoles established by the Knights Templar around a chapel built by the monks of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Bp. Hying prays to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Madison, has been doing short daily videos. They are just a couple of minutes long, but they are usually packed. Today, 1 May, he speaks about Mary and the consecration of these USA … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Saturday: Ham radio operator finds “zombie satellite”

This is rather cool, from NPR: Long-Lost U.S. Military Satellite Found By Amateur Radio Operator There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, many will simply burn up as they reenter the … Continue reading

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