Monthly Archives: June 2020

A Poem by Czeslaw Milosz in Honor of His Birth Day

Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) was born on June 30 in Šeteniai, Lithuania, the son of a Polish civil engineer, at a time of great upheaval. He became a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat, regarded as one of the great … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 30, 2020

June 30th is: Asteroid Day/ Meteor Watch Day * Disabled Veterans Day Mai Tai Day Social Media Day * National Organization for Women Day * __________________________________ MORE! Lena Horne, Eugene V. Debs and Assia Djebar, click

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ON THIS DAY: June 29, 2020

June 29th is: Almond Buttercrunch Day Camera Day Waffle Iron Day World Scleroderma Day * International Mud Day * _____________________________________ MORE! Ellen Kuzwayo, Paul Klee and Usha Prashar, click

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TCS: Plague Year – There is a Light Somewhere

Good Morning!      ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 28, 2020

June 28th is: Tau Day * Paul Bunyan Day Tapioca Day International Body Piercing Day Stonewall National Monument Day * ________________________________ MORE! Amira Hass, David Bowie and Sandra Bland, click

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ON THIS DAY: June 27, 2020

June 27th is Industrial Workers of the World Day * National HIV Testing Day * National Orange Blossom Day National Sunglasses Day * National PTSD Awareness Day * ____________________________________ MORE! Emma Goldman, José Barbosa and Margaret Ekpo, click

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ON THIS DAY: June 26, 2020

June 26th is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture * Beautician’s Day National Canoe Day Chocolate Pudding Day Same Sex Marriage Day * International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking * ____________________________ MORE! Gauhar Jaan, Walter Sisulu and … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DISPLACED

First published in February 2017. Updated and reformatted.  by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Illegal Immigrants. Aliens. Refugees. Migrants. Slave Trafficking. Words, most of them ugly, which represent an explosion of desperation among the world’s most vulnerable peoples. There are 70.8 million … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 25, 2020

June 25th is Global Beatles Day National Catfish Day Color TV Day * World Vitiligo Day * Strawberry Parfait Day International Day of the Seafarer _________________________________ MORE! Rose O’Neill, Ho Chi Minh and Nisha Ganatra, click

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A Poem for International Fairy Day

Some topics just call out for “old-fashioned” poetry – the kind that rhymes, and tells a story. Fairies are right up there on that list of themes. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) – prolific English poet, and fiction author, best … Continue reading

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