And also Luke, physician, artist, and damn good writer.

[2/2 cont'd]
Thomas Edison, inventor.
GNU Walt Kelly, political cartoonist. [cont'd]

And always:
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.

/#Jahrzeit for 17 and 18 October. Please pray (or your equivalent) for them and for us to learn from them.

GNU The Honorable Elijah Cummings "of Bawlmer, hon!," may he rest in power.

GNU Herblock, political cartoonist.
GNU Randall Jarrell, poet.
GNU Julia Ward Howe, poet.
GNU S.J. Perelman, author.
GNU Charles Babbage, cooperator with Ada Lovelace in the invention of the machine you're reading this on.[cont'd]

Thank you and farewell, Congressman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore. Rest In Power, hon.

/ memorials for 4 October. ("GNU" is a term from a novel meaning, in this context, approximately, "may this name never perish," for reasons too complicated to go into here, and besides, Sir Terry tells it better than I ever could.)

GNU Francesco Bernardone.
GNU Gordon Cooper.

And always:
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.

UK pol (funny) (no spiders) 

#GNU / #Jahrzeit memorials for 20 September 

#Brexit (funny, or at least curious) 

#GNU / #Jahrzeit memorials 

/ memorials for 17 September:

GNU St. Hildegard of Bingen, scholar, composer, mystic, creator.
GNU Dred Scott, abolitionist.
GNU Folke Bernadotte, diplomat, humanitarian.
GNU Red Skelton, actor.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

I want to start a habitual practice, but I'm having a big problem that I wonder if anyone could help me with.

Yes, I am genuinely grateful that I have access to health care, a home, a loving family, and so many other people, things, and situations.

But as soon as I think of one of these, I remember there are people, even in my own neighborhood, who don't have these things. So am I being grateful, or just first-world smug ("I'm all right, Jack")? What's your experience with this?

/ memorials for 16 September:

GNU Anne Bradstreet, poet.
GNU Millicent Fenwick, U.S. stateswoman.
GNU Mary Travers, musician.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNY Elizabeth Whitfield.

US politics (North Carolina) 

'K I've started reading Hart's "That All Shall Be Saved" and based on the first one-third or so of the book, I can h(e)art-ily (lol) recommend it. Especially because of his I-don't-care snarky writing style. Not what you usually expect from a "theologian"!

/ memorials for 14th September:

GNU Tomáš Masaryk, scholar and first Czechoslovak president.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

US politics (North Carolina) 

/ memorials for 13th September:

GNU Ann Richards, political leader.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

/ memorials for the 12th of September:

GNU Robert Lowell, poet.

And always:
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.

That's / . Apparently hashtags aren't recognized if preceded immediately by a "/" character.

The state of testing today! Get off my lawn! <smh>

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