Monthly Archives: December 2018

In Scotland, This is Hogmanay

This is updated from the original posting in January 2016, and the redux in 2018 ____________________________________________ A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see! ____________________________________________ New Year’s Eve is celebrated around the world, but in … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 31, 2018

December 31st is Champagne Day Make Up Your Mind Day Universal Hour of Peace * World Healing Day _______________________________________ MORE! Arthur Guinness, Selma Burke and Garry Kasparov, click

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TCS: Hope Smiles from the Threshold of 2019

Good Morning! ___________________________________________ 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 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 30, 2018

December 30th is Bacon Day * Bicarbonate of Soda Day Falling Needles Cleanup Day _______________________________________ MORE! Elyne Mitchell, Wilfred Owen and Tu Youyou, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 29, 2018

December 29th is Pepper Pot Day * Tick Tock Day YMCA USA Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Pablo Casals, Molly Bang and Allan Rusbridger, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 28, 2018

December 28th is Card Playing Day Box of Chocolates Day Endangered Species Act Day * Pledge of Allegiance Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Eliza Pinckney, F. W. Murnau and Mariam Aleem, click

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Word Cloud: WABI-SABI (Redux)

Updated – originally posted on December 25, 2015 by Nona Blyth Cloud Wabi–sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 27, 2018

December 27th is Fruitcake Day Howdy Doody Day * Visit the Zoo Day _______________________________________ MORE! Ghalib, Marlene Dietrich and Ray Charles, click

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A Very British Holiday: BOXING DAY

Originally posted on December 26, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 26, 2018

December 26th is Candy Cane Day Thank-you Note Day Spiced Caramel Apple Martini Day _______________________________________ MORE! Phan Bội Châu, Evelyn Bark and Maulana Karenga, click

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