Great that the new pope is German, from Bavaria, with such a nice manner and such piercingly intelligent eyes. Just a bit of a pity that he's conservative. Maybe he'll mellow with age. Wait and see. Momo the cat is already mellow, except when she's hunting or in a rough-play mood. N did not so well in her vocab test because she had been sick on Monday. I edited a bit more on the Burkhard Heim pages - who knows, he might soon crack the international science scene and then the sky's the limit - Nobel here we come. Though have to check my enthusiasm a bit, in memory of poor Johnnie Houser, who died sadly on Tuesday. He was an immortal diamond, as the poet said, or a luminous being as Casteneda would have it. Somewhere his soul will go on and that personality, his charcteristic smile and American twang will continue in our memories - surely souls will revive - could imagine future technology that would 'store' the personality of all those who go before us marked with the sign of fate, as Benedict XVI would say. His (Johnnie’s ) stories of cruel uncles on the ranch as a kid reminiscent of the Horse Whisperer Monty's tales of cruel father maltreating horses. Sad, sad, sad. Makes you realise what a deadly serious business life is, and how infinitely precious is each and every one of us. God bless us every one, as Tiny Time or similar used to say. That would also be in the sense of Ben-16. I've ordered a book with some of his theological discussions from Amazon for the book club - certainly better than Barbara Cartland - well, another genre at any rate. As is my pot-pourri of a book, Grannies and Time Machines.