The Daily: 16 January 2023

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. — Martin Luther King Jr Today we remember Martin Luther King Jr. His birthday is actually the 15th, but in recent times our culture has decided to stick holidays to the closest Monday so that there is always an actual… Continue reading The Daily: 16 January 2023

The Daley

is ill... First week of the spring semester and already two of us (out of a staff of three) have severe colds. Not COVID. But still, lots of snot happening in the bookstore this week. I have phlegm in the brain and can't do words... so I'm taking a few days off. Cheers! Eliza

The Daily: 11 January 2023

When an arrow does not hit its target, the marksman blames himself, not another person. A wise man behaves in the same way. — Confucius (from Tolstoy's Calendar of Wisdom for 11 January) For those who have not yet cleared away Midwinter, even in my rather northerly part of the world, day length is now… Continue reading The Daily: 11 January 2023

The Daily: 10 January 2023

Distaff Day, or St. Distaff’s Day, is an obscure and faded custom that has rather a bit more weight behind it that one might expect. The day is observed most often on January 7th, the day after Epiphany, the last day of the winter holidays. Less commonly, Distaff Day falls on the first Tuesday after Epiphany, being known as Distaff Tuesday in keeping with Plough Monday.

The Daily: 6 January 2023

It is Epiphany, 6 January, the close of the Christmas season. This is the date the Catholic Church assigned to the arrival of the Magi and also the date that Jesus met up with John the Baptist and was blessed by God in the river. Epiphany comes from a Greek word meaning "appearance" or "manifestation".… Continue reading The Daily: 6 January 2023