Today’s Phrase for Latin Lovers

Rex in Regno suo superiores habet Deum et Legem.

The King in his Realm hath two superiors: God and the Law. -- Henry Care (1646-1688) on English liberties and the Magna Carta


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Ancient History

|Prudence Potpourri | The Left

Mt. Vesuvius Ended This Woman's Life...

Remains of a pregnant woman and fetus killed by Mount Vesuvius' ash.

…and the life of her unborn 7-month-old baby.

That’s the mother’s skull (with a patch of blonde hair still attached) and the eggshell-fragile bones of the fetus she protected to her last breath.

Who could look at that photo and not feel sad for both the mother and the child?

Yet there are some (hello, Wendy Davis and gal pals) who would view the tiny creature as worthy of destruction by a machine that would chop it up and suck it out of this mother’s womb.

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Happy Mother's Day, Mom

I have the best, most beautiful, most elegant, most talented, most giving, most special mom a girl could ask for. What a role model she has been. If only I could be half the woman she is.

Mom, this song says much of what I’d like to say to you, on this day of tribute. The only thing incorrect about it is where it says I miss you. Don’t get worried! I’ll try not to be late for our lunch and miss you. heehee

I love you, Mom.