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12.15.18 … It was a joke … happy pilgrims? …

Camino de Santiago, Pilgrim’s Mass:

It was a joke. The idea came during the Christmas Eve mass. We bought half a kilo of Mary Jane and dropped it inside the censer. We are sure that people have left the Cathedral happier than ever.

Source: Two Altar Boys Were Arrested For Putting Weed In The Censer-Burner
https://internationalhighlife.com/two-altar-boys-arrested-putting-weed-censer-

Creative Mornings CLT: I attended my first Creative Mornings CLT and it was inspiring!

Incredibly inspiring and engrossing presentation by Dr. Stephanie Cooper-Lewter, director of the Leading on Opportunity Task Force, at today’s Creative Morning CLT. Plus the usual fun, music and creative inspiration. #CLTisCreative

Charlotte 250:

But the story is more interesting than that. The way that Charlotte came into being was unusual for the time and illustrates the spirit and vision that have so often been a part of Charlotte and of Mecklenburg County.

About 1750, European settlers began to come down from Pennsylvania into the western part of the Royal Colony of North Carolina. Within a dozen years these settlers formed a new county and called it Mecklenburg after the birthplace of their Queen Charlotte Sophia, who had come to England from Mecklenburg Strelitz, Germany. Seven men were appointed to purchase land and build a courthouse, then levy a tax to repay themselves. But there were not enough people in the new county to pay the expense, so they waited. For four years.

Then, in January 1767, they did something extraordinary.

Instead of just constructing an inexpensive courthouse on cheap land, three of the commissioners put up their own money and bought some of the best land in the county. It was 360 acres on the main road on a high hill and cost £90, a fortune at the time. There they built a courthouse raised up on pillars with market space below. Around it they laid out a town and began to sell lots.

The General Assembly met on Nov. 7, 1768, and five days later Thomas Polk introduced a bill to officially establish the Town of Charlotte. The bill passed both houses of the legislature on Nov. 23. Colonial Governor William Tryon signed it into law on Dec. 3.

Source: Charlotte began on a big gamble – and a loss | Charlotte Observer, 
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article214058394.html
SCOTUS:
“Sotomayor often interrupts a lawyer by saying “I’m sorry,” even though her tone suggests she isn’t actually sorry, the AP story reports. And Gorsuch often tells a lawyer  he needs help understanding something, although “he’s often saying he’s not buying what the lawyer is selling,” the story concludes.

AP did a count for its story, published on Monday. Sotomayor said she is sorry 98 times last term and 30 times so far this term. And Gorsuch used various forms of “help me out” 25 times last term and 10 times this term.”

Lonnie Holley:

I spent 10 minutes in March of 2016 talking one on one with Lonnie Holley. It was a memorable conversation about true art, triggered by a discussion of the beauty of the brass water pipes behind us.

Congratulations on your recognition as a musician by the New Yorker!

Lonnie Holley, “MITH”

“Lonnie Holley was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, in the pre-civil-rights-era South. For decades, he was perhaps best known for his trenchant and transfixing sculptures, which were often assembled from found objects. Then, in 2012, he began formally releasing music. His work is rooted in experimental and noise traditions, but it also contains an excess of love and imagination.”

The Ten Best Albums of 2018, https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2018-in-review/the-ten-best-albums-of-2018

National Film Registry:

“The movies chosen are instead meant to reflect American culture as compositions of consequence.”

Source: Latest Entries to the National Film Registry Admit More Diverse Styles, Stories : NPR, 
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/12/675384976/jurassic-park-the-shining-and-23-other-movies-added-to-national-film-registry
Obituary, Ruby Clay, E. Rivers Elementary School – Atlanta GA:
RIP, Mrs. Clay, my wonderful amazing third grade teacher. I had planned to reach out to her and tell her thank you for all she did for me as a third grader.
“Ruby loved education and having an impact on the lives of children.  She especially loved reading and the impact it could have in children’s lives. She taught for over 30 years as a classroom teacher and a reading specialist.”
Source: Obituary for Ruby H. Clay | Donaldson Funeral Home, P. A. (Laurel), https://www.donaldsonlaurel.com/notices/Ruby-Clay



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