Monthly Archives: July 2016

One Person with a Good Idea

How much of a difference can one person make? There’s a lot of doom and gloom out there in the world these days. Some people are angry about it, and lashing out. Some people are depressed and feeling hopeless. Some … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 31, 2016

July 31 is Mutts Day World Ranger Day Jump for Jelly Beans Day Always Live Better than Yesterday Day Uncommon Musical Instruments Day ____________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Canada – Calgary AB: Chasing Summer India – Martyrdom Day of … Continue reading

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purge those free radicals – eight years is not enough

By ann summers   Family resemblance in language is like relative autonomy in philosophy, because academic ideologies’ democracy is the Other to anti-intellectual reactionaries across the political spectrum, but are they the same as those of low-information voters (LIV), and more importantly, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 30, 2016

July 30 is Cheesecake Day Medicare’s Birthday National Dance Day Paperback Book Day Against Trafficking Persons Day National Support Public Education Day U.N. International Day of Friendship __________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Canada – Montreal: Osheaga Music Festival Iran … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 29, 2016

July 29 is Lipstick Day Lasagna Day Global Tiger Day (*continue reading) Talk in an Elevator Day Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary World Festivals & National Holidays Bermuda – Somers Day Faroe Islands – Saint Olav’s Day USA – Buffalo NY: … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RACE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Elizabeth Alexander. The name may sound familiar.  If I say “the inauguration of President Barak Obama,” a lightbulb might go off, because she was there, reading her poem for that momentous occasion, “Praise Song for the … Continue reading

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Tiger Burning Bright

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? — from The Tyger by William Blake The Big Cats — Lions, Cheetahs, Panthers, Snow Leopards, Mountain Lions, Tigers — all the deadly cousins … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 28, 2016

July 28th is Buffalo Soldiers Day Chili Dog Day National Milk Chocolate Day World Hepatitis Day World Festivals and National Holidays Bermuda – Emancipation Day Peru – Día de la Independencia San Marino – Fall of Fascism Anniversary Spain – … Continue reading

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Man and Bird: A Sweet Relationship

Mutualism: two organisms of different species in a relationship where each individual benefits from the activity of the other. Honeyguides in northern Mozambique know when a Yao hunter makes a special trilling sound, he wants to find a bees’ nest — and … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 27, 2016

July 27 is Walk on Stilts Day Scotch Whisky Day Bagpipe Appreciation Day Barbie-in-a-Blender Day National Crème Brulee Day World Festivals and National Holidays Croatia – Tisno: SuncéBeat North Korea – Victory Day Southern Hemisphere – Yulefest (ongoing) On This … Continue reading

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