If you’re a regular here, you may be wondering where I’ve been.
On This Strange Day – May 13th: Once again it’s Friday the 13th – May 13, is the only Friday the thirteenth in the entire year of 2011. The next Friday the 13th that falls in May is 2016. Here’s a few events that happened on May the 13th in the past:
Old Ghost Story: Thomas Fuller, (1608-1661) an English clergyman and historian tells a curious ghost story in his book The Church History of Britain, about Henry Burghersh, (1292-1340) who was Bishop of Lincoln from 1320–1340. It seems the much loathed Catholic bishop was doomed in the afterlife to be a park keeper of the land that he had stolen from the poor.
Buddha's Birthday Post: As the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, (better known as Buddha) falls on May 10th (this year & in the Mahayana Buddhism tradition), I thought it would be interesting to post something about Buddhism today.