Sunday, April 22, 2018

3d Sunday After Easter

. . . .a.k.a., Good Shepherd Sunday

The altar this morning at Bl John Henry Newman waiting for the priest and for High Mass to begin.  We sang the Hassler Mass and Gregorian propers.  (Well, the A team sang most of the propers.  Your servant is very much on the B team.  The B team is tentatively allowed an offertorium on a psalm tone.  Under careful supervision.)

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Spring may possibly be back

Well, not all the garden residents are entirely sure about it.  Although, as you see the Japanese Maple is almost back to full greenery standard and seems to have no doubts about it.

The white roses are fairly confident too.  Some of her neighbours to the left came out way too early and are now catching their breath.  And probably waiting for me to remove the dead-heads, which will happen presently.

Ah, but the birches.  The birches have just barely got a toe in the water, so to speak.  The little fellow above has a few companions, to be sure, but not very many for practically the last week in April.  On the plus side, they do keep their leaves well into  what passes for autumn here in southern California.  (Far hotter than what the calendar tell us is summer, for those who were wondering.)

And, as almost always, you can click on the pictures above and render them well-nigh brobdingnagian.  You could count the veination.

Trying Out a Brand New Way to Waste Valuable Time

It's called  It's the anti-Facebook.

So far I haven't been too obstreperous on FB and they haven't cancelled, edited, put me on probation, or otherwise sent me to Facebook Purgatory.   Or just sent me to online oblivion as apparently happens to the seriously naughty.

But it probably won't be long now when you contemplate what is now considered beyond the pale.  Steubenville U. got a slap on the wrist for posting a picture of the Franciscan crucifix.  I can be far more non-pc than that.  So MeWe might turn out to be an acceptable replacement if/when the Zuckernauts discover all those pictures of Ordinariate liturgy and let the hammer fall.

The downside is the obvious:  as a brand-new social medium MeWe has few participants compared to FB.   Still, the privacy standards are good and software UI is intuitive and comprehensive, IMHO, of course.  In time it should be solid competition for Mr Zuckerberg's brain child.  And it does seem to be growing rather well.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

The Sunday of the Resurrection

Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened  unto us the gate of everlasting life: we humbly beseech Thee, that, as by thy special grace preventing  us Thou dost put into our minds good desires ; so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect.  Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord : Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost ever one God, world without end.  Amen.