Tag Archive | 2019

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

by Anura Guruge

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

October 2019

October 2018 for COMPARISON
(in Italian).

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

This is an update to the March 2019 chart. Lots of valuable information.

We also have the  October 2018 chart, the October 2017 chart, and the October 2016 version. Check those to see how the posts have changed.

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

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

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Did YOU Get Tickets For Christmas ‘Revels 2019’ (Cambridge) — I Did, Front Row And All (As Ever).

by Anura Guruge

Click image to buy tickets. Tickets still available. Mind you, NOT as good as mine! SMILE.

I had tickets, bought & PAID, 4-minutes
after they went on sale!

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Buying tickets for Christmas Revels the DAY they go on sale to the public has been a cherished, yearly ritual for at least the last 8-years. It used to be for ‘Revels North‘ (at Dartmouth) and it had to be the front row.

The last few years we have been going to the ‘mothership’, the original Revels in Cambridge, Mass at the incomparably beautiful Sanders Theatre. We like the center balcony seats. At first I only managed to get the 2nd row — which wasn’t bad. But, I wanted to very front row. Last year I succeeded! I had my finger on the button at 12:00 so I can get in. Obviously MEMBERS had been able to buy tickets for a ‘month’ prior to I so quite few seats were gone.

This year was going to be difficult. We were in Maine for a wedding. We would have been checked out of the hotel by noon, so it was IMPERATIVE that we were somewhere with reliable Wi-Fi well ahead of noon. We went to my sister-in-law’s place. I had all the credentials (URL, passwords, seat numbers) in TRIPLICATE — on paper & electronically. I do not take chances. Worked out. SMILE. More seats had been booked by members this year than last. But, I still snagged 5 front row seats. They are good. We are happy. We already know who is seated where!

I am happy. See you there. Cheers.

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Selfies My Way — ‘Farnsworth Art Museum’, Rockland (Maine), October 18, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.

Anura Guruge selfie October 2019

selfie Anura Guruge October 2019

It is an art museum. It would be churlish not to exploit the large, well lit mirrors they have. So yes, another new location for ‘selfies my way‘. Actually I hadn’t been to the ‘Farnsworth‘ in 12 or 13-years. We went up to Maine, a day early (for the wedding) just so I could visit the ‘Farnsworth’. I like the ‘Farnsworth’. It is small, but has a great collection. Very intimate.

54 posts in the “Taking Selfies My Way” series.

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KUDOS To Eversource (PSNH) They Did GOOD In The October 17, 2019 Storm.

by Anura Guruge

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I am the first to bust their chops and rant-&-rave when they have an ‘uncalled’ for outage. But, in the same token I do give them credit when they do good.

They did good today.

Immensely exceeded my expectations (though my expectations were not very high and I was hunkering down for a 3-day outage).

Yes, the winds did howl early this morning. Woke us up.

I was HOPING that we would not lose power but we did — not sure when, maybe around 4am (possibly earlier).

I knew they wouldn’t even TRY to restore power prior to daylight, provided the rains & winds abated.

I had a cup of coffee in bed around 8:30, as is my won’t. We have a gas stove and that still work.

Then, suitably sustained, I went out and hooked up our two generators in a slight rain. They both worked first time, which is always a relief. Got everything squared away. Had power. Started taking my shower.

Power came back. Must have been around 10am. I am IMPRESSED and THANKFUL.

I let the generators run for another 40-minutes while I completed my ablutions. I like to get them an extended run every few months to stop them from rusting.

So, all was good.

Not so with BLOODY Atlantic Broadband. They have a widespread outage NOT related to the storm. They really suck.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Will Be On Thursday, November 21.

by Anura Guruge

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Do NOT panic. It is NOT Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the next Thursday — November 28. It is late. Actually so is Beaujolais Nouveau day. That is because November 2019 starts on a Friday. So, the first Thursday is on November 7.

Beaujolais Nouveau day cannot fall on Thanksgiving. They are always a week apart — 3rd Thursday of November and the 4th.

So, just over a month away. I wanted to give you a heads up. I will prime you up the closer we get. OK? Promise.

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Mercury Will Transit The Sun On November 11, 2019 — Remembrance Day, At That.

by Anura Guruge

YOU  will need Eclipse Glasses.

A ‘transit‘ in astronomy is when celestial body passes in front of another. In this case, it will be Mercury passing in front of the Sun — and we, in New England, will have front-row seats for it, and, moreover, it will be in the morning, around 10 am Eastern. The only thing that can spoil it for us is the weather. I will keep you posted.

Given that this is a solar transit, it is kind of like a solar eclipse — like the BIG one we had in August 2017. And as with a solar eclipse you MUST HAVE eclipse glasses IF you are going to look at the Sun. They are cheap enough. Better get some now. I still have mine from 2017.

That it is on Remembrance Day — my Poppy Day — makes it even more special. WOW.

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My Local, Personal Foliage, New Hampshire — October 12, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Today’s is my ‘day off’ from exercise. My routine, for decades has been 3-days on, 1-day off. Well today is that day off, though after 4-days, rather 3. Today, I will only walk around 4-miles — as opposed to my usual 7-8 miles. Yes, I am slacking. Well, so today, I didn’t go far. Also meant that I could take my ‘heavy’ Canon EOS RP rather than my phone. So, all these pictures are within 1/4 mile of our house. My own personal foliage. I, known for my generosity, am sharing it with you for FREE. Enjoy.

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