Monthly Archives: December 2018

ON THIS DAY: December 25, 2018

December 25th is Christmas Pudding Day Kiss the Cook Day Pumpkin Pie Day _______________________________________ MORE! Clara Barton, Maurice Utrillo and Malak Hifni Nasif, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 24, 2018

December 24th is Christmas Eve Eggnog Day * Silent Night Day * ______________________________________ MORE! Ava Pauling, Wilton Mkwayi and Tarja Halonen, click

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TCS: The Good, the Sad and the Fugly

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 23, 2018

December 23rd is Bake Day Festivus * HumanLight Day * National Roots Day Pfeffernüsse Day _______________________________________ MORE! Yohl Ik’nal, Vincent Van Gogh and Marie Bell, click

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Summer Poem for the Southern Hemisphere

It’s Winter in the top half of the world, but south of the equator, the Sun is smiling. Hone Tuwhare (1922 -2008) was born in Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand into the Maori Ngapuhi tribe. Well-known and much-loved in his own country, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 22, 2018

December 22nd is Be a Lover of Silence Day Date Nut Bread Day Forefathers Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Jean Racine, Sarada Devi and Lech Wałęsa, click

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BURNING THE CLOCKS (Redux)

Updated – Originally posted December 11, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series by Nona Blyth Cloud _____________________________________________ The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.  – William Blake

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ON THIS DAY: December 21, 2018

December 21st is Crossword Puzzle Day * Humbug Day Short Story Day * Flashlight Day * Ribbon Candy Day * Short Girl Appreciation Day Look on the Bright Side Day International Dalek Remembrance Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Namik Nadal, María … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WINDOWS (Redux)

by Nona Blyth Cloud Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic. ………………………… – Dave Eggers The view from Dave Eggers’ bathroom window is a close match to the view from my kitchen window. Most … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 20, 2018

December 20th is Games Day * Go Caroling Day Louisiana Purchase Day * Sangria Day International Human Solidarity Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Ivana Kobilca, Fred Astaire and Sandra Cisneros, click

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