Crime Fiction Author’s December 2020 Wrap Up!

Thought for the Day – 30 December – Following Jesus — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 30 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) – Friday of the Second week in Ordinary Time, Year A Following Jesus “When we have renounced ourselves and have embraced our cross with resignation and love, we must follow Jesus.We must follow Him in a special way as the infallible […]

Thought for the Day – 30 December – Following Jesus — AnaStpaul

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #195: ” HELLO, GOODBYE”- THE BEATLES. DECEMBER 30, 1967 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #195: ” Hello, Goodbye”- The Beatles. December 30, 1967. #1 for 3 weeks. Single: “Hello, Goodbye”- The Beatles Record Company- Capitol Genre: Pop Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Time: 3:27 B-side: ” I Am The Walrus: Album- Magical Mystery Tour Grade: A- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in the Billboard […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #195: ” HELLO, GOODBYE”- THE BEATLES. DECEMBER 30, 1967 — slicethelife

One Minute Reflection – 28 December – “The servant is not greater than his lord” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

One Minute Reflection – 28 December – The Feast of the Holy Innocents – The Fourth Day of the Christmas Octave, Readings: 1 John 1:5-2:2, Psalm 124:2-5, 7-8, Matthew 2:13-18 When Herod realised that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and […]

One Minute Reflection – 28 December – “The servant is not greater than his lord” — AnaStpaul

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #383: “LET’S DO IT AGAIN”- THE STAPLE SINGERS – DECEMBER 27, 1975 — slicethelife (Reblog)

Billboard #1 Hits: #383: “Let’s Do It Again”- The Staple Singers. December 27, 1975. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. Single: “Let’s Do It Again”- The Staple Singers Record Company- Curtom Genre: Soul Written by Curtis Mayfield Time: 4:29 B-side:”After Sex” Album- Let’s Do It Again Grade: Peaked at #1 1 week in […]

BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #383: “LET’S DO IT AGAIN”- THE STAPLE SINGERS – DECEMBER 27, 1975 — slicethelife

Advent Reflection – 22 December – O Rex Gentium/O King of all Nations – ‘ … that we might see Him, touch Him and hear Him speak.” — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Advent Reflection – 22 December – Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Advent, O Rex Gentium/O King of all Nations, Readings: 1 Samuel 1:24-28, 1 Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8, Luke 1:46-56 The Lord is at hand, come let us adore Him. O KING OF ALL NATIONSand keystone of the Churchcome and save man,whom You formed from the dust! “…For […]

Advent Reflection – 22 December – O Rex Gentium/O King of all Nations – ‘ … that we might see Him, touch Him and hear Him speak.” — AnaStpaul

Thought for the Day – 19 December – The Cradle of the Divine Infant Jesus — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 19 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Cradle of the Divine Infant Jesus Enter once more with faith and love into the stable of Bethlehem.As soon as her Son has been miraculously delivered without any damage to her virginity, Mary adores Him and, with such maternal love […]

Thought for the Day – 19 December – The Cradle of the Divine Infant Jesus — AnaStpaul

December 18 1912 — The Fraud of the ‘Piltdown Man’

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The illusive ‘missing link’ between mankind and the apes has perplexed many in the scientific community and beyond for nearly two hundred years.

On December 18 1912 a meeting at the Geological Society of London presented information regarding the supposed discovery of one such specimen, found in the small community of Piltdown near Uckfield in Sussex, in the south east of England.

This was later proven to be the imaginative whim of one then living individual presenting such information, who had set his sights on joining the Royal Society, one of the most prestigious scientific organisations in England.

It later transpired that the ‘discovery’ was in fact a 500 year old human skull, melded with the jawbone of an orang-utan and the teeth of a chimp. Here began the story of the now infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ which fooled the world for decades.

To this day, no one has discovered any remains which can be categorically described as such a missing link.

Copyright Francis 2020

COOKIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS: GINGERBREAD — Bewitching Kitchen (Reblog)

December. This is the time for baking cookies in all shapes and forms, but some are definitely more strongly associated with the holiday spirit. This posts opens a series of four chapters. I start with gingerbread, using a recipe from Tanya, tent-baker extraordinaire, aka The Gingerbread Queen. Subsequent posts will cover Sugar Cookies, Macarons, and […]

COOKIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS: GINGERBREAD — Bewitching Kitchen

Thought for the Day – 17 December – The Cave of Bethlehem — AnaStpaul (Reblog)

Thought for the Day – 17 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971) The Cave of Bethlehem “Why, asked Bossuet, should the Eternal Word of God, infinitely and everlastingly happy, have deigned to assume in time, the fallen state of humanity?Why should He have chosen, as the scene of His miraculous life of love, […]

Thought for the Day – 17 December – The Cave of Bethlehem — AnaStpaul

December 17, 1908 — 109loveletters (Reblog)

My dearest John, I received the dearest sweetest letter from my sweetheart yesterday so full of love how could I otherwise be than very happy. Sweetheart, you must not worry about me; I am very strong and tho I get such attacks of headaches etc., it is nothing serious. I am very strong. The fact […]

December 17, 1908 — 109loveletters