ON THIS DAY: November 20, 2018

November 20th is

Africa Industrialization Day *

Universal Children’s Day *

National Absurdity Day

Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance *

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ON THIS DAY: November 19, 2018

November 19th is

Gettysburg Address Day *

National Macchiato Day

International Men’s Day *

Rocky and Bullwinkle Day *

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

World Philosophy Day

World Toilet Day *

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TCS: It Was the Best of Times – Rocky and Bullwinkle

Good Morning!

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings.
This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning
a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.

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“Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure;
not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

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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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