.by Anura Guruge
>> Pro Secretary of State … — Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Pope Francis’ gold pallium pins …
>> — July 8, 2013.
>> Pope Francis’ 100 days in office …
>> — June 19, 2013.
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Given that the new pope, Francis (#267), was only elected in March of this year — there will be those that think it is borderline sacrilegious to start thinking about the Next Pope.
But, I was (and probably always will be as f now), ‘Mr. Next Pope’. The Pope Is Dead, Long Live The Pope.
Somebody has to make sure that we always keep an eye on the future — and I accept that responsibility. Always good to have contingency lists. it wasn’t that long ago that we had a pope, much younger than this one, who only lasted 33 days.
I am also back doing cardinalabili lists; i.e., trying to predict future cardinals — though I do this with the help of experts like Louis Epstein and Darien C. Clark. But, over the last 4 years my ‘pope-and-papacy’ blog got famous for its cardinalabili lists. So I we are back in the hunt.
I am NOT going to spend as much time on the pope blog as I have done in the past. I am going to continue focusing on writing and publishing books. But, it would have been a waste to throw away the pope capital I had built up over the last 6 years.
.by Anura Guruge
>> File folder integration …
>>— July 26, 2013.
>> New e-mail interface
>> & File Folder — July 24, 2013.
>> GoDaddy e-mail slow …
>> — May 23, 2013.
>> GoDaddy e-mail problems
>> — Mar. 12, 2013.
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I do my best to like GoDaddy.
But it is becoming increasingly difficult.
I now no longer use their damn File Folder. I used Google Drive — and JUST LOVE IT.
Yet again GoDaddy is giving me grief with my popes-and-papacy blog. This is beyond the pale.
Why Do Sportsmen Wear Watches When They Are In The Middle Playing — Nadal And His U.S. $690,000 The Grossest Example.
.by Anura Guruge
>> Cute, ultra-modernistic watch … — June 5, 2013.
They were talking about Nadal’s latest $690,000 (Rolex-built) watch this morning on CNBC and it got me on one of my pet peeves.
I do not understand why sportsmen (and for that matter sports women) feel that they need to wear a watch WHEN they are in the middle PLAYING?
Have no problem whatsoever about them wearing watches or whatever when they are not playing. Hey, I like watches and tend to wear by 25 year old Rolex quite a bit.
But, why does Nadal need a watch when he is on court. The courts that he plays on have plenty of watches and digital scoreboards. Look up or sideways and he has all the timing data he needs.
Amazes me even more when I see International cricketers, while fielding, wearing big clunky watches. I think it makes them look stupid!
All International cricket venues have plenty of readily visible clocks. That is part and parcel of the game. We need to know when lunch is … we need to know when it will be tea. So cricket grounds have clocks. They are sighted so that they can be easily seen.
A player in the middle will always have ready access to one or more clocks. IF they can’t see ‘the clock’ they should not be out there — because they must be blind as a bat!
So, I don’t get it. Seems like a puerile affectation.