I was looking at an icon of Our Lady of the Gates of Dawn and thought I was looking at the icon of Our Lady of Siluva. I was wondering where Jesus was. So I did a bit of googling. They are two separate icons.
Our Lady of the Gates of Dawn tells the story of a beloved painting. In 1702 the city of Vilnius was attacked by the Swedes. At dawn, the heavy iron city gate fell on top of the invaders, killing four Sweedish soldiers. This rallied the Lithuanian army and they defended their city. Hence, devotion to the icon grew.
My book club met last night to choose the coming year's selections of good reads:
For September: Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
October: 11-23-63 by Stephen King
November: The Buffalo Creek Disaster by Gerald M. Stern
December: My Grandmother Told Me She's Sorry by Frederik Backmann
January: Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
February: American Treasurers by Stephen Puleo
March: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
April: Life in a Jar by Jack Mayer
May: The Little Paris Book Shop by Nina George
June: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
July: The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
August: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
I'm happy to realize that I've read five of these selections, already.
In my conversational Spanish class, we translate articles we read in Spanish. To be different, I decided to translate a recipe. To get an "A" for a grade, I decided to make the dish and bring it to class to eat.
The dish was Pez Amarillo. The translation is Yellow Fish. It didn't come out like the picture but it tasted good. The fish was supposed to be catfish. Well, the fish markets around here don't carry catfish. I thought tilapia would taste like it. Unfortunately, I shouldn't have gone with "taste," but rather texture. The picture shows a fish that looks like kabobs. The tilapia disintegrated into rice-looking tiny flakes.
Another problem was the measurements. Instead of teaspoon and tablespoon, the Spanish said "g." It couldn't mean gram; that's too much. The teacher said it meant, "grain." Grain! How could I separate one grain out of a powder of cumin?
Then in the preparation, the directions said to a…