St Nicholas Day

24 Jan 19
Flowers For Socrates

January 24th is Belly Laugh Day Cell Phone Recycling Day * Compliment Day Lobster Thermidor Day Peanut Butter Day _______________________________________ MORE! Hadrian, Signe Rink and Thurgood Marshall, click

24 Jan 19
Zephyr's Travels

From Slovakia we drove to the Czech Republic. Our first stop was in Brno before driving onwards to Prague. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and the most important city of the historical Moravian region which is now the south-western part of the Czech Republic. The city is a prominent university […]

24 Jan 19
broadwell babies

It wasn’t easy to get back into our school routine after a week at Disney and with Christmas coming up, so we kept it pretty low key, covered the basics, and then spent the last week learning about holidays around the world. I am so thankful to be able to make our schedule, so that […]

24 Jan 19
EXPOSEDNews TV

The Inquisition was a group of institutions within the government system of the Catholic Church whose aim was to combat heresy. It started in 12th-century France to combat religious dissent, in particular the Cathars and the Waldensians. Other groups investigated later included the Spiritual Franciscans, the Hussites (followers of Jan Hus) and the Beguines. Beginning in the 1250s, inquisitors were generally chosen from members of the Dominican Order, replacing the earlier practice […]

24 Jan 19
AnaStpaul

St Francis de Sales (1567-1622) (Memorial) – Doctor of the Church: Doctor caritatis (Doctor of Charity) Biography: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2018/01/24/saint-of-the-day-24-january-st-francis-de-sales-1567-1622-doctor-of-the-church-doctor-caritatis-doctor-of-charity/ St Anicet Hryciuk St Artemius of Clermont St Bartlomiej Osypiuk Bertrand of Saint Quentin St Daniel Karmasz St Exuperantius of Cingoli St Felician of Foligno St Filip Geryluk Bl Francesc de Paula Colomer Prísas St Guasacht St […]

23 Jan 19
Luna Noire Rose

I ventured over to Vysehrad to see the casemates where the original Charles Bridge statues are kept. What I found was a fortress I wish I had more time to explore. In trying to find the entrance to the tunnels I discovered this peaceful enchanting village is in fact a castle. I really did wish […]

23 Jan 19
The Next Five Minutes

Links Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air? – Elizabeth Kolbert at Yale E360 Witches Now Outnumber Presbyterians In The United States – Jonathan Turley. The national security adviser who colluded with foreign powers — decades before Michael Flynn – Shane O’Sullivan at The Washington Post Russia’s Secret Weapon? America’s […]

23 Jan 19
Free Time with the Kids

A truly massive stone circle which is less popular than it’s near neighbour and actually has a lot more to offer.

23 Jan 19
Town & Village

DRIVER ALLEGEDLY FLED SCENE OF ACCIDENT Police arrested 33-year-old Raechard White for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident. The victim told police that he was driving east on East 23rd Street with a green light when another vehicle driving north on Park Avenue South went through the red light, striking his vehicle. The victim […]

23 Jan 19
Weapons and Warfare

Before that, in September 1601, the Spanish at last struck at what had always been England’s Achilles’ heel in Ireland. Juan del Águila landed with 3,000 troops at Kinsale and a smaller force under Alonso de Ocampo landed at Baltimore. They were about as far away as it was possible to get from rebel-held territory […]

23 Jan 19
the red lion well

Sir Nicholas Bacon Sir Nicholas Bacon by an unknown artist, 1579 Born 28 December 1510 Chislehurst, England Died 20 February 1579 (aged 68) Gorhambury, England Spouse(s) Jane Ferneley Anne Cooke Children Sir Nicholas Bacon, 1st Baronet, of Redgrave Sir Edward Bacon Sir Nathaniel Bacon Elizabeth Bacon Anne Bacon Elizabeth Bacon (again) Anthony Bacon Sir Francis Bacon […]

23 Jan 19
Filthy Dreams

“Now Orpheus, crawl, O shamefaced fugitive, crawl back under the crumbling broken wall of yourself, for you are not stars, sky-set in the shape of a lyre, but the dust of those who have been dismembered by Furies!” –Tennessee Williams “Orpheus Descending” In his ongoing Q&A newsletter The Red Hand Files last week (#20 if […]

23 Jan 19
The Truth About Guns

Victims of domestic violence sometimes use guns in self-defense against their spouses or even parents. After a six-day trial and a four-hour deliberation, a jury decided Monday that this was what happened between Ashley Hunter of Foristell, Missouri and her late husband, Nicholas Hunter. The couple had been wedded for under a year when the fatal shooting […]