ON THIS DAY: November 18, 2018

November 18th is

Apple Cider Day

Mickey Mouse Birthday *

Occult Day

Push-Button Phone Day

Vichyssoise Day

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ON THIS DAY: November 17, 2018

November 17th is

Homemade Bread Day

National Baklava Day

Take a Hike Day *

World Prematurity Day *

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ON THIS DAY: November 16, 2018

November 16th is

National Button Day *

National Fast Food Day

Have a Party with Your Bear Day

International Day for Tolerance *

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Word Cloud: BRIEFLY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD

Apologies, Dear Readers, I am in the thrall of a head cold this week, and so this edition of Word Cloud will be brief. As the New Testament says, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

In keeping with Native American Heritage Month,
I give you a poem by Louise Erdrich (1954 – ), but one which speaks to everyone who writes, about the paradox of a life where some hours of every week are spent wrestling with words, hours apart from family, friends, social obligations or more gainful employment.

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ON THIS DAY: November 15, 2018

November 15th is

America Recycles Day *

I Love to Write Day *

Philanthropy Day *

Rural Health Day

Sadie Hawkins Day *

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ON THIS DAY: November 14, 2018

November 14th is

World Diabetes Day *

Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

Pickle Appreciation Day

Operating Room Nurse Day

Spicy Guacamole Day

National Speakers Association Spirit Day *

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ON THIS DAY: November 13, 2018

November 13th is

Frankfurter Day *

National Indian Pudding Day

World Kindness Day *

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