Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Joyce Linehan
A journal of terminological inexactitude, freestyle.
Created 07 Sep 2021
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  • Songs for January 10
    10 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the working week. It’s January 10, and maybe you’ll take public transportation to work today. On this day in 1863, the London Underground, the first passenger subway, began service. Powerfu...
  • Songs for January 9
    09 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning from Modern Massachusetts. It is the ninth of January, and on this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus, explorer and colonizer, reported seeing mermaids while sailing near what is now the D...
  • Songs for January 8
    08 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning from my little corner of the world, which now wears a coat of fluffy white snow about one foot deep. Mr. Winter is here again. It’s January 8, and born this day in 1911 was fabled burlesq...
  • Songs for January 7
    07 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Greetings from the Hub of the Universe, where we are experiencing our first substantial snow of the season. Boston’s not Kokomo, but this will do. On this day in 1610, Galileo, using a homemade telesc...
  • Songs for January 6
    06 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning. It’s Thursday, January 6, and there are a lot of birthdays and commemorations - famous and infamous to get to today. Joan of Arc was born this day in 1412. Sang Morrisey: “Now I know how...
  • Songs for January 5
    05 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Good Wednesday morning to you and yours! It’s January 5, and Brookline’s own King Camp Gillette, a giant in the business of shaving, was born this day in 1855. American folk legend Elizabeth Cotten wa...
  • Songs for January 4
    04 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning from cold and dark Boston. It’s January 4, and on this day in 1847, Samuel Colt sold his first revolver pistol to the United States government. Korea’s “Godfather of Rock,” Shin Joong-hyu...
  • Songs for January 3
    03 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Good morning. It’s Monday, January 3, a big back-to-work day for many of us. Philosopher Cicero was born this day in 106 B.C. “I shudder and I sigh to think that even Cicero/And many minded Homer were...
  • Songs for January 2
    02 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning from Boston. It’s January 2, and St. Thérèse de Lisieux, known as “Little Flower,” was born this day in 1873. She was a cloistered Carmelite nun whose “little way” was a commitment to the...
  • Songs for January 1
    01 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Good morning and welcome to January. You make me sad with your eyes. It’s the 1st, and a thick fog has settled over the morning. This clip has cowbell, a violin-playing bassist and a LOT of hair. On t...
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