November 24, 2012

Merry Secularization

It turns out that "Merry Christmas" is a legacy of the book that also "did help to secularize Christmas in a lot of ways."


November 8, 2012

15,000 Days: Last Mass

On 15 October 1971, the few remaining Chagossians held a last Mass in the island's one church.

Wikipedia: Depopulation of Diego Garcia

November 1, 2012

American Diabetes Month

S.Res. 327: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month
Whereas according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (referred to in this preamble as ``CDC''), nearly 26,000,000 people of the United States have diabetes and 79,000,000 people of the United States have pre-diabetes