Archive | March 11, 2018

Easter Friday & Passover 2018 Are On The SAME DAY — March 30.

by Anura Guruge

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This happens more often that you probably realized, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened in 2015 & 2011 and it will happen again next year. Having it happen in consecutive years is rare, and I will tackle that next year. {Smile}

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection.

Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.

Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.

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by Anura Guruge

A Name At Odds With Your Trade — A Metal Trader Named Stone.

by Anura Guruge

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a white snowy New Hampshire landscape Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

You know I have a thing about names as you would expect from one who has written a fairly successful book on names.

So, you couldn’t expect me to not notice this.

The ‘business’, viz., Vic Stone’s Metal Trading, is on one of my running routes. The name gets me each time. So, today I made a point of going back, in the car, to get this picture.

This is New Hampshire, so I am not sure whether he actually has ever thought about the irony or even whether anybody, prior to this, has even commented on it.

Occurred to I that he should have used ‘Excalibur‘ as his logo. Get it?

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Garmin Forerunner 645 — Pre-Loaded Activities Included As Default.

by Anura Guruge

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Garmin had provided this list, on Amazon, in answer to a question.

I wanted to make sure that you got to see it.

Pretty decent set of activities to begin with. Covers everything I am interested in — bar snow shoveling. I probably could get close to that by setting it on SUP.

I printed the Owner’s Manual today and had a quick glance. Need to read it one of these days. But, I am not even close to thinking about ordering one. Going to wait at least another month.

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