Tuesday, April 16, 2019
A seven-hour car trip, Swarthmore, PA. to Boston, MA.
And I questioned my knowledge of the words prelude, preamble, and prologue.
Don’t know why.
Prelude: an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.
"a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations"
Preamble: a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction.
"he could tell that what she said was by way of a preamble"
Prologue: a separate introductory section of a literary, dramatic, or musical work.
"the suppressed prologue to Women in Love"
I have no idea why I thought of these words.
Am certain there are no lessons to be drawn from this contiguity.
Such random thoughts inevitably fill the void incumbent in long silences.
Like those found during a seven-hour car trip, Swarthmore, PA. to Boston, MA.
Postings, Weather & Dinner
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
My 375th consecutive posting, committed to 5,000.
After 375 posts we’re at the 7.50% mark of my commitment, the commitment a different way of marking the passage of time.
Time is 12.01am.
On Tuesday, Boston’s temperature will reach a high of 59* with a feels-like of 55* under sunny skies.
Dinner tonight will be Cornish Game Hen with shallots and artichokes.
Question of the Day:
What is the Boston Marathon?
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Love your notes.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This post drew a lot of responses:
On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 4:19 PM dom capossela <email@example.com> wrote:
Drove down to Swarthmore at 6.00am on Friday morning to hang with Kat Capossela, my daughter, for a couple of days.
The visit much needed.
We’ll include several of the responses here.
From Ann Kilzer:
I just got chills reading your blog!!!
Huge congratulations to Kat and to you on the Swarthmore elections.!!!
What an amazing woman Kat is!!
She is truly your
Congrats to Kat!!
From Kay Kane:
Of all your posts, I love most the ones about Kat.
Did we ever doubt she would be a transcendental influence on everyone and everything around her?
Much XOX, Kay
From Gary Kilzer:
Hey Dom nice post really liked your ruminations on Kat and the evolving relationship we have with our children as they grow and mature.
From Tommie Toner:
Kat must be a very special young woman. She is carrying a heavy load - much responsibility! All the while - experiencing much joy!
Web Meister Responds: I give you Kat Capossela, the newly-elected President of the Swarthmore SGO, Student Government Organization:
Chuckle of the Day:
A man in Scotland calls his son in London the day before Christmas Eve and says,“I hate to ruin your holiday but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing. Forty-five years of misery is enough.”
“Dad, what are you talking about?” the son screams.
“We can't stand the sight of each other any longer,” the father says, “And look! I'm so sick of even talking about this you’d better call your sister in Paris and tell her.”
Totally upset, the son calls his sister, who immediately calls her father and screams at him, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don't do a single thing until I get there. I'm calling my brother back, and we'll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don't you do a thing. DO YOU HEAR ME, DAD?” and hangs up.
Dad hangs up his phone and, smiling, turns to his wife. “Done. They're not only coming for Christmas, they're paying their own way.”
Answer to the Question of the Day:
The Boston Marathon is an annual long-distance running event hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States.
It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April.
Begun in 1897, the event was inspired by the success of the first marathon competition in the 1896 Summer Olympics.
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events.
It is one of six World Marathon Majors.
Its course runs from Hopkinton in southern Middlesex County to Copley Square in Boston.
The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has organized this event since 1897, and it has been managed by DMSE Sports, Inc. since 1988.
Amateur and professional runners from all over the world compete in the Boston Marathon each year, braving the hilly Massachusetts terrain and varying weather to take part in the race.
The event attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England's most widely viewed sporting event.
Though starting with 15 participants in 1897, the event now attracts an average of about 30,000 registered participants each year, with 30,251 people entering in 2015.
The Centennial Boston Marathon in 1996 established a record as the world's largest marathon with 38,708 entrants, 36,748 starters, and 35,868 finishers.
Good Morning on this Tuesday, the Sixteenth Day of April.
Today’s homily concerned a useless thought, the homily followed by tagging the weather, the calendar, the marathon, and dinner.
We posted several comments inspired by the post re: father/daughter relating, a new chuckle, and a a thumbnail history of the Boston Marathon.
And now? Gotta go.
Che vuoi? Le pocketbook?
See you soon.