Today is the Twenty-ninth Sunday after Pentecost and the Twelfth Sunday of Luke. It is the feast day of Venerable Makarios the Great of Egypt, the Anchorite.
Today’s Epistle is the Epistle of St. Paul to the Colossians, 3:4–11.
Today’s Gospel is The Holy Gospel According to Saint Luke, 17:12–19.
Thursday was the birthday of the woman probably most responsible for my love of the Hollywood orientalized slave girl from her role as Margiana in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. She was the star of many Hammer Horror films ,and played Naomi, the bad guy’s Bond girl, in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Today, she works parts of the fandom circuit and is a trustee of the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation. As far as I can determine, she is the only person to appear in a Harryhausen film who is a trustee.
D6: Three Pass Shave
I’ve been giving the three pass shave a try this week. It is the closest shave I have gotten. I can get a better shave with my Harry’s cartridge razor doing the three pass than I do with my normal pass and a half (with and against on the cheeks and against only on the neck) with a safety razor. The only downside is the across the grain is really rough still. I am hoping as I do this my face will get used to it.
Lionel Shriver gave a controversial keynote three years ago at the Brisbane Writer’s Festival. I read it this week for the first time as an essay in the Bradbury Challenge (which I’m finally back on to doing). She attacked the idea of cultural appropriation, especially with respect to fiction. Her key conclusion on why this is dangerous for fiction writers, that it makes fiction writing impossible, is dead on.
Video of the Week
This, and the other two Slayer videos in the series, have become my favorite Slayer covers.