SONGS in my head today: O silencio da guitarra [Mariza]
SAINT OF THE DAY St. Josephine Bakhita (c.1868-1947). Born in southern Sudan, sold into slavery and eventually to the Italian consul there. Joined the Canossians and made her final vows in 1896. Canonised 1st Oct 2000 by JPII. Patroness of Sudan.
DUAL-CITIZENSHIP Excellent news. Prof Ghai has taken notice of the Kenyans Abroad dual-citizenship petition. The proposed prohibition against dual citizenship is therefore likely to be removed from the draft constitution...More here
LINE OF THE DAY
Alfred de Musset
Used to call his cat Pusset.
His accent was affected.
That was to be expected.
This and more philosophical clerihews at Dave Chalmers's Philosophy of Mind page
NIGERIA have finally dished out the beating that Cameroon were cruising for. Not before time. I tip Nigeria to win the whole thing, mostly because we are now living through Jay-Jay Okocha's annus mirabilis.
-The Crisis of Liberal Catholicism (Commonweal magazine symposium-type thingy)
-John Burns' BMW page.