Monthly Archives: September 2009

Now for October

Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves! –by Humbert Wolfe, from Autumn (Resignation)

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Michaelmas

The Michaelmas Daisies, among dede weeds, Bloom for St Michael’s valorous deeds. And seems the last of flowers that stood, Till the feast of St. Simon and St. Jude. St. Michael the Archangel was quite busy after he drove Lucifer … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur

You fast (and don’t even drink water) for 25 hours, pray all day, wear no deodorant, hope you’ve made amends with all your friends, and at the end you still don’t know what God wrote in his book ten days … Continue reading

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Kapparot

I once worked with a very observant Jewish guy. He’d hang his black felt hat on a special peg in the kosher restaurant, then go back to a special counter they had for saying before-meal prayers. His wife wore a … Continue reading

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September cat

There’s a grass in Africa they call Lion’s Mane. This tawny cat is the same September color, against a deep blue sky (well, he’s not an outdoor cat, so you have to pretend it’s a sky.)

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Who are you? Part Two

This is hilarious. Maybe I’m not so alone in my prosopagnosia.

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Bush, boiling us frogs

We were frogs being brought to the boil during the first eight years of this century – so much so that it’s hard to believe we now have a president who can not only lead the UN Security Council summit … Continue reading

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Neptune

I think Bing is beginning to encroach on the Google Doodle territory (as well as mine!). Today, instead of just a random, beautiful picture, they have this beautiful picture of Neptune, discovered on this date 163 years ago. But then, … Continue reading

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Today is NOT the Fall Equinox

Spring arrives today in the southern hemisphere. When Chip and I were in New Zealand I was fascinated by the reversal of things, like how it gets warmer the farther north you go, how warm and sunny a north-facing house … Continue reading

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186 years ago, the angel Moroni first appeared

Let’s say you have an 18 year old son who’s supposed to be helping you in the fields (and by the way these fields are in upstate New York, not in the Middle East somewhere, and it’s the 19th century, … Continue reading

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