“Only mediocre people are always at their best”
Hippolyte Jean Giradoux (1882-1944)
A French playwright, novelist, poet and essayist, Giradoux was primarily active in the period between the two World Wars, after having served in the First and having been awarded the Legion d’ Honour. He was also a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and served as a judge in the Prix Blumenthal, a cultural award given to French artists during that era. Much of his work concerned the battle of the sexes, but was not well known in the English speaking world until his play “The Trojan War Will Not Take Place” was translated by Christopher Fry in the 1930’s.
One of my favorite kayaking routes is from Corliss landing past Periwinkle Lane, under the A. Piatt Andrew bridge and down through Little River. Although it can be a crazy route in the summer, early morning it can be fairly peaceful. This view is from Periwinkle Lane…most summer days there are a few kayaks and skiffs tied up in the damp marsh just waiting for the tide to come in. Looking forward to paddling again soon!
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My Cumnares who made this years St. Joseph Feast happen!
Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart for helping carry on Our Sicilian tradition honoring St Joseph this year. It was Awesome display of faith friendship & family from beginning to end. I’m honored to be hosting my My Aunt Vincie & Uncle Michael Militello’s Altar and honored to be doing it with most incredible Cumnares in the world. This year I felt the need to call in all the saints and angel and decided to change the color scheme of the altar wanting to look more angelic like, I now know why. This years novena became even more special and important when my princess Coconut took ill on March 15 and needed emergency surgery on March 17th. I believe in the power of prayer and being surrounded by so much love really help me make it through the last few days. Friday night wouldn’t have happened without each and every one of you. They say it takes a village and my village is filled with rock stars Im feeling blessed this morning and ask you all to continue to pray for my Coconut.
Honnored to be hosting and carrying on my Great Uncle Mike & Great Aunt Vincie Militello’s St. Joseph Tradition. The Novena I grew up attending with my mother gradmother aunts and cousins. We tresure the memories sitting at their dinningroom table singing the Sicilian songs and prayers!
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So this Gloucester icon turned 70 the other day and I was so happy to be able to celebrate with him for a bit at his surprise party yesterday afternoon.
Happy, Happy Birthday Fred Shrigley! You have given so many of us tons of laughs and lots of love for years on end! You’re one of the best for sure! xoxoxoxo
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Rockport Cub Scouts Pack 55 has called for an open forum to discuss the current state and uncertain future of Cub Scouting in Rockport. Leadership will deliver an address on the current state of the pack focusing on our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats (SWOT). We will then open the forum to the floor to discuss solutions that are necessary to operate a successful Cub Scouting Pack.
The public are encouraged to attend. Having a son in Cub Scouts is not required. For more information, e-mail email@example.com
Where: Scout Hall, 47 Mount Pleasant Street, Rockport
When: Thursday, March 31, 6:30-7:30pm.
Paul F Franklin
Cubmaster – Pack 55
Super bummed. My entire family wants to watch 15 episodes of Daredevil on Netflix tonight. Murder, mayhem. Awful. I want to watch Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday which is now streaming on Netflix!
It debuted at SXSW on Friday! Totally awesome. It has hot female bank robbers and balloons and two women fighting over Pee-Wee! OK, maybe not that last one. Ten farmer’s daughters. Yeah, that’s it.
Is anyone having a Pee-Wee viewing party tonight and can I be invited? I will bring Cheetos and Mister T cereal and tacos made in the basement of the Alamo! Can Rubber Duck come too?
This jam is open to any style and all are welcome. If we get a good turnout we will split it up into two sessions, one in the front and one in the second room “pickin’ parlor”.
Free refreshments (cider, water, cookies, pastry)
A wonderful evening at Sista Felicia’s for San Giuseppe. The food was amazing as always.
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Beginning in the early 1900s, the American Father’s Day was brought to Italy, a sort of reverse sharing of holidays! Fittingly, in Italy, Father’s Day is celebrated on Saint Joseph’s Day.
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And here’s a video of Jeremy Lyons playing and singing the Mark Sandman parts at a concert we produced at T.T. The Bears to benefit the Mark Sandman Project in 2009. You can see Jeremy at 4:40.