Donald R. McClarey

Viva Italia

Oh, it’s bard to foretell what high emprise Is the goal that gleams When Italy’s dreams Spread wing and sweep into the skies. Cæsar dreamed him a world ruled well; Dante dreamed Heaven out of Hell; Angelo brought us there

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Donald R. McClarey

3.14

NATURE and Nature’s Laws lay hid in Night:  God said, “Let Newton be!” and all was light. Alexander Pope Back in my misspent high school days I got extra credit in one of my math classes by giving presentations on

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Donald R. McClarey

Time of the Nerds

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—The nation’s nerds woke up in a utopia this morning, one where everyone stays inside, sporting events are being canceled, and all social interaction is forbidden. All types of nerds,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Matilda

THIS princess was daughter of Theodoric, a powerful Saxon count. Her parents, being sensible that piety is the only true greatness, placed her very young in the monastery of Erford, of which her grandmother Maud, who had renounced the world

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Donald R. McClarey

PopeWatch: The Sound of Silence

The Pope announced today that because of the Wuhan Flu Catholics are absolved from paying any attention to anything he says for the foreseeable future.  Papal spokesman, Father Aeger, on the policy: His Holiness has been having intermittent fevers and

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Donald R. McClarey

Roma

  Something for the weekend that contains the Ides of March.  Roman marching music as the Roman army deploys during the battle of the Silarius River, the decisive engagement of the Third Servile War, where the Roman legions under Marcus

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