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This was a table that I created c. 2010 for yet another pope book. I planned to use the timeline for Pius X’s (#258) canonization as the baseline for discussing the time taken to achieve other beatifications and canonizations. Then came those of John Paul II (#265) and Mother Teresa. This table was widely used on my ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog, especially when John XXIII (#262) also came into the picture.
The last couple of nights I set about updating it to include Paul VI (#263).
And I am glad I did so because it immediately highlighted some germane points.
Paul VI’s beatification took 1 year less than that for John XXIII.
I do not think ANYBODY, in particular Paul VI, will think that that is right.
It is NOT a big deal. It is just incongruous. Paul VI will always follow in the shadow and footsteps of his predecessor, friend and mentor, the incomparable John XXIII.
Well study the table. Make some of your own observations. Enjoy.
From my all time favorite newspaper in the whole world, the U.K. “Daily Mail”. Click to access original at the “Daily Mail”.
The media, the British public (that cares) and the ever-excited Argentinians are ALL losing sight of one very significant fact!
Bloody Jeremy Clarkson,
provocative and doltish in equal measures, put the ‘982 FKL’ plate on a FRIGGING Porsche!
Clarkson is taking the micky out of us patriotic Brits too!
Yes that is indeed Clarkson before the birth of his 4th child. Of course it is from the “Daily Mail’. Click to access original and read about the childbirth.
Get it? He is promoting OUR GLORIOUS VICTORY in the 1982 Falklands War using a Germanbloody car.
Give me a break.
I have never been a fan of Jeremy ‘bloody’ Clarkson. Though I will admit that he is clever and articulate he aggravates me intensely. While I am noted for my irreverent humor — I have bounds. I respect history’s greats, property and my country. We just watched a ‘Top Gear’ program (from 2013 I think) where he makes fun of Dr. Livingston and the source of the Nile. That does not sit well with me. But it is his wanton will to destroy cars and other property (e.g., grand pianos) that really irks me. I believe that Clarkson cheapens the BBC and what we stand for as a nation. Though the kids and Deanna like ‘Top Gear’ I only record it for them. I would be happy never to have to see its interminable drivel. This is why I started recording “Fast N’ Loud“. Though they too like to destroy cars they don’t do it on every show. I also can’t abide Clarkson’s obsession with German bloody cars.
So, PLEASE lets get this into perspective.
IF ‘Top Gear’ wanted to commoerate and celebrate our MAGNIFICENT victory in the 1982 Falklands War they would have put that number plate ‘982 FKL’ on a Jaguar.
I got the top e-mail yesterday — ENH kindly trying to renew me for 24 months at a 44% increase! Given that I had been here just a year ago I knew that I had to be on my guard. Last year, as documented here, they tried to renew me at 8.117 cents/kWh BUT immediately agreed to a 7.89 cent rate when I called them up.
There was no way in HELL that I was agreeing to 11.39 cents for 24 months when the CURRENT PSNH rate is 9.78 cent.
Be careful. Be very careful. ENH lied to me. Said that PSNH has sent out letters saying their rates are going up to 15 cents in December 2014. I called up PSNH and did some Web research. NOT SO.
Plus remember — you can go back to ENH or find another provider whenever.
So DO NOT get suckered in by ENH Power.
Do not renew IF their rate is above that of PSNH. Play the game. They are not doing you any favors.
You cannot trust any of this bunch. I am still smarting from getting burned by ‘Resident Power‘.
So another Public Service Message for you — having to do with ‘Public Service of New Hampshire’ (PSNH).
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Click to access the informative Website — with videos and other resources.
The book — and it is selling well (certainly better than my pope book though the Kindle version is 10x more expesive). Click to access Amazon listing.
Given my longtime interest in any and all matters related to orgasms I kind of knew about ‘orgasmic births’ — though, until a couple of days ago, I had never bothered to research it.
Well I was delighted to find that there is a ton of material about it — including a published study. The Website above, with a video documentary that was discussed on ABC News, is a good place to start. I actually chatted with Debra Pascali-Bonaro, the lady that is featured in the videos and is co-author of the book, yesterday, via e-mail. She, as is to be expected, is very bullish about and committed to the cause. I applaud them all. There is also at least two related videos on YouTube.
Though I have not had any experience of it, I am a believer. Makes sense to me — and yet again I did some research. As I have been saying for awhile my next book is on orgasms — which, of course, makes sense since my last two were on popes. I hadn’t planned to start on it this soon after the last book, but come Monday, after just a week of not working on a book, I had no choice but to start. I decided to open the book with Obirths since it is compelling and has a nice ‘in the beginning’ touch to it. So check it out. IF you are going to be giving birth I cannot see any downside of exploring this possibility. What a story you can then tell.