The drive to Todos Santos and back can seem surreal; picture the Arizona desert, when all of a sudden the ocean is around the next curve. This makes sense on a map. Baja juts out southeast from the United States, putting the end of the peninsula due south of Arizona.
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Catherine Aird is not as well known as one might expect, given that she has produced more than twenty detective novels over the past half century her most recent in 2019, when she was eighty nine. They’re police procedurals, but with a hint of the “cozy” about them and a large dollop of dry British humor stirred in. I’ve read maybe half a dozen of them, more or less randomly, as I came across them, but The Religious Body, published in 1966, is the first in her “Chronicles of Calleshire” series featuring DI Sloan of the (fictional) Berebury CID..
The Olympics are set to open on July 23 and run until Aug. 8. The novel coronavirus has killed 2.3 million people and turned normal life upside down for billions but new variants of the virus have raised fears that vaccines will need to be tweaked and people may have to have booster shots.
“For a Catholic priest, revealing the contents of a person’s confession is a mortal sin and grounds for automatic Excommunication. In the past, priests have been tortured and given their lives rather than break their solemn vow to protect the Seal of Confession. This isn’t just a convenient means of maintaining confidentiality, it is a sacred duty and thus critical to the free exercise of our religion.
Because there are now numerous, commercially available, non toxic alternatives, the petitioning groups are urging the EPA to develop regulations to require non lead rifle bullets, shotgun pellets, and fishing weights and lures throughout the nation. Non toxic steel, copper, and alloy bullets and non lead fishing tackle are readily available in all 50 states. Hunters and anglers in states and areas that have restrictions or have already banned lead have made successful transitions to hunting with non toxic bullets and fishing with non toxic tackle.