Monthly Archives: January 2019

ON THIS DAY: January 31, 2019

January 31st is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day Backward Day Gorilla Suit Day * Hot Chocolate Day Social Security Appreciation Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Alva Myrdal, Leon Trotsky and Ulrica Messing, click

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A Poem for Dia da Saudade

I was intrigued by the Brazilian Dia da Saudade, which was roughly translated as “Longing for What is Absent Day” so I went in search of a poem which might illustrate the feeling, and found “Before” by Ada Limón, which I … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: January 30, 2019

January 30th is Croissant Day Lone Ranger Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Thomas Tallis, Barbara Tuchman and The Beatles, click

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A Poem for National Puzzle Day

    Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), beloved children’s book author, poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, and screenwriter, has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages. _________________________________ For his poem, Picture Puzzle Piece, click here:

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ON THIS DAY: January 29, 2019

January 29th is Corn Chip Day Curmudgeons Day Freethinkers Day * National Puzzle Day * Seeing Eye Dog Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Alice Evans, Paddy Chayefsky and Wafa Mosaad Gabr, click

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ON THIS DAY: January 28, 2019

January 28th is Blueberry Pancake Day National Kazoo Day * Pride and Prejudice Day * International Data Privacy Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Jane Austen, José Martí and Nalia Kabeer, click

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TCS: Father Gregory Boyle -“Stand with the Demonized”

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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National distractions: Does draconian democracy deconstruct the administrative state

By ann summers Like Caliguila’s horse, Draco (not the Harry Potter one) ordered death penalties for cabbage theft, but had no cure for a leader who also had the mind of one. The Trump Cabinet continues to surprise us with … Continue reading

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A Poem for Sunday

Indira Babbellapati is a Professor of English at Andhra University, in Pradesh, India. She has published several collections of poetry, including: Affaire de Coeur, Vignettes of the Sea, and From the Biography of an Unknown Woman. She has also translated … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: January 27, 2019

January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day National Geographic Day * Thomas Crapper Day * International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims * _______________________________________ MORE! Mozart, Neel Doff and Maeda Seison, click

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