Tag Archive | 2016

Are YOU Following With What Is Happening To The U.S. ‘Electoral College’?

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the NPR article.

Click to access the NYT article.

Given that there is only so much news I can follow and process in a day, I had not paid much notice to snippets that I had seen about the Electoral College over the last few months. I was also under the belief that the chances of the Electoral College system being changed was pretty remote — especially under Trump.

But, the story from Nevada galvanised my interest and I took the time to read it. WOW. Steady on.

Yes, it is a long way from becoming a reality and it is bound to face enough legal challenges to stop it from being applicable in 2020. But, this sure is a start.

This is an initiative, much to my surprise (and delight) pre-dates the 2016 Trump election. Here is the list, prior to Nevada.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact


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Drowning Death At ‘Acadia National Park’, April 11, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

From ‘Mount Desert Islander’, Maine.

Click to ENLARGE. Use link above to access the MDI original.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Google Maps’ — where else?

An area that we are extremely familiar with. ‘Schooner Head overlook‘ is probably our favorite spot in Acadia. Invariably our first stop. So, we can identify.

It would appear that it was accidental, but they are not sure. He seems to have gone to the overlook ahead of Monday’s snowstorm. I can understand. We have watched storms in Acadia.

Shame. And the 2019 Season hasn’t even started.

I at Schooner Head overlook in 2014.

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Roman (Vatican) Curia, With Names, At-A-Glance, by Br. César J. Tobón — March 2019.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

First in Italian, second in Spanish
(but should NOT be too hard to follow).

March 2019

October 2018 for COMPARISON.

Copyright of this beautiful document belongs to Br. César J. Tobón.

This is an update to the October 2018 chart. Beautifully rendered. Lots of valuable information.

This is an update to the October 2017 chart. As always meticulously done.

We also have the October 2016 version, if you want to track the changes by year.

Also please check the wonderful Consistory images by Br. César J. Tobón.

Click on icon to download the March 2019 images as a small (clean) PDFs.

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Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Its 100th-Year BIRTHDAY Today — Happy Birthday.

by Anura Guruge

Attribution WILL be enforced.

It shares a birthday with my other favorite National ParkAcadia.

That is how I know.

Strange. I haven’t seen anything in the media acknowledging this significant birthday.

I adore the Grand Canyon. I have visited it at least 8 times and know that I haven’t even scratched the surface. It takes my breath away each and every time without fail.

A natural wonder of the world.

Happy Birthday, the Grand Canyon National Park.

We need to be precise on this. The Canyon itself is much older. SMILE!

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100-Years Ago, Today, Acadia Graduated From Being A ‘National Monument’ To A ‘National Park’.

by Anura Guruge

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Click image to access this post that EXPLAINS the transition from ‘National Monument’ to ‘National Park’.

Click to access the ‘WE WERE THERE’ post.

Well, first and foremost a fond Happy Birthday to a National Park we have visited 11-times (and counting).

Debatable as to what was the more significant centennial — the one in July 2016 when it became a National Monument or toady, when it was upgraded to a National Park.

The ‘Park’ itself commemorated the 2016 birthday. That made sense. Becoming a National Monument meant that it got ‘National’ status and protection. Plus, it was in July which made it a great time to celebrate. A bit difficult to have a birthday celebration in Acadia at the end of February.

But, let’s mark both.

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‘Catholic Press Photo’ — Pope’s Christmas Card For 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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If you Italian is a bit rusty what it says is:
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Click to access the “Catholic Press Photo” Website … with AMAZING pictures.

Alessia Giuliani

Posting the Catholic Press Photo, “Pope’s Christmas Card,” has been one of my cherished annual traditions since 2008, one that I eagerly look forward to as soon as we enter December.

2015 card2016 card & 2017 card.

I used to post them on my then widely read but now defunct “Popes and Papacy” blog. 

The Rome-based Catholic Press Photo, established over 40 years ago, now led by Alessia Giuliani, the daughter of one of the founders, has been a good friend. This gives me a chance to highlight their excellent work. Enjoy their pictures … especially those of the cardinals.

This year’s card comes with good wishes from Alessia, Monica, Giancarlo e Emanuela.

Thank YOU.

Merry Christmas.

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