11 January 2020

11 January 2020


 11 January 12020 is the first of two days called Carmentalia by the Romans—the other being the 15th. (Why they had two identically-named festivals so close to one another in January appears to be a mystery—and as far as I could learn was to the ancients too.) It’s also Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day and the Birthday of Eugenio María de Hostos (this last observed in Puerto Rico).
As far as I can tell there is no actual news today—just pointless politicking and chaos. I imagine that stuff is going on as usual behind the smoke and mirrors, but I don’t have access to it. The American presidential election seems to have swamped everything else. Well, that and the Iranian war that Trump seems to be promoting—which, as far as I can tell, is just another election ploy.

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