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Did You Know That ‘Mel B’ Is Totally Blind In Her Left Eye?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This is from 2014. 5-years ago. Just Google. This is from ‘Fox News’.


This now was the OTHER eye.

Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


As a recent fan over the last few years of ‘America’s Got Talent‘ (AGT) I have seen Mel B in action as a judge. That really is about the only exposure I have of her. I am not a fan per se and some of the sordid stuff I read about her has me totally confounded as to how she can appear in so many FAMILY-oriented TV shows.

Anywho …

I saw the story about her RIGHT eye in the U.K. “Daily Mail” a few hours ago. That was shocking enough. How do you go blind in one eye — instantaneously. That is scary. My worst nightmare.

Then I read about her being permanently blind in her left eye — because of a botched laser surgery! Ahhh! I had no idea.

Plus, it should be talked about to HIGHLIGHT the potential danger of lasik surgery. They make it out as so easy and failsafe. Then you read this.

You have to wonder how many millions she got in damages — though in my book no amount of money can compensate for the loss of an eye.

Sad, SCARY and it should be a salutary warning to us all.


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by Anura Guruge


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Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2019 Ice-Out Was Wednesday, April 24 — @ 5:24am.

by Anura Guruge


Prior instances when it was on April 24 (non-leap years)
and April 23 (leap years).


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I take LEAP YEARS into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 21 & April 22 are 111-days in From Jan. 1
depending on whether it was Leap Year or not.



Ice Out 1992 to 2019.

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Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.


So, it wasn’t April 22nd as most people had expected. It was two-day later.

But, it was 2-days earlier than last year.

Same as 2015.

2014 was one-day off, but was also on a Wednesday.

Nowhere close to being even close to ‘long’. Longest was 132-days (since Jan. 1) in 1888.

Also, not the shortest. SHORTEST was just 3-years ago. 2016. 77-days, March 18,


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by Anura Guruge


Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2019 Ice-Out Expected To Be Monday, April 22.

by Anura Guruge


Prior instances when it was on April 22 (non-leap years)
and April 21 (leap years).

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I take LEAP YEARS into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 21 & April 22 are 111-days in From Jan. 1
depending on whether it was Leap Year or not.



Prevailing consensus is that it most likely will be April 22 in 2019. But, there could always be a pesky little floe floating around that could delay it by 12-, 24-, 36 or even 48-hours.

I am just going with the flow. 


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by Anura Guruge


Easter Friday & Passover 2019 Are AGAIN On The SAME DAY — This Time April 19.

by Anura Guruge


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This happens more often than most people realize or appreciate, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened last year, i.e., 2018, and it was also the case in 2015 & 2011.

Having it happen in consecutive years is rare. So, rejoice and take note.

It will happen again in 3-years, i.e., 2022.

But note, we are talking about Friday — Good Friday — rather than Easter, which is on the Sunday.

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.

Last year Easter was quite early. This year it is quite late.

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

Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] Ice-Out: Longest [i.e., Latest] Occurrences.

by Anura Guruge



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1964 was a LEAP YEAR and I take that into account.
I count days from January 1, taking into account leap years.
So, April 29 in a non-leap year is the SAME as April 28 in a Leap Year.



So, of course, we have had ice-outs as late as May 12 — albeit not of late. 

2018 [i.e., last year], on April 26, was pretty late. Don’t think it will be as late this year. But, I suspect we are still at least a good week away.


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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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