Archive for June 2004
Ramage will be taking observations in the Paris area for eight days, starting from tomorrow. Unfortunately, he will not be able to avail himself of the splendid precision instument depicted above, as it is, alas, no longer there.
His findings, such as they may be, will be posted here.
Figure 3-20.-Cravat (Modified Barton) bandage for the temple, cheek, or ear. Ah yes, the tried and trusted (Modified Barton) method.
I am pleased to announce that today has been the feast day of
St. Oliva of Palermo (among others).
Oliva is said to have been a Sicilian girl who was captured by the Saracens when she was 13 years old and taken to Tunis. There she converted so many to Christ that she was martyred. She is held in high veneration by the Islamics, who named the great mosque of Tunis in her honor, as well as by Christians at Palermo and Carthage. Unfortunately, Oliva is a fictional character.
From Saints O’ the Day, a resource provided by St. Patrick’s Church in Washington DC.
It was also a year ago today that Ramage posted for the first time. These facts are not necessarily related.