Monthly Archives: June 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Adam Ferguson born on June 20, 1723; Scottish historian and philosopher; noted figure of the Scottish Enlightenment; called “father of modern sociology” for his influence on the field; author of Essay on the History of Civil Society Lillian Hellman born on … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 2021

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A Poem for National Watch Day

June 19th is National Watch Day. It was launched in 2017 as part of a celebration of the history and art of watchmaking at Nordstrom department stores. German inventor Peter Heinlein invented the mainspring, and by 1524 he was producing … Continue reading

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World Tesselation Day

Today is World Tesselation Day, started in 2016 by Emily Grosvenor, author of Tessalation!, a children’s book about tesselations (patterns) in nature; she chose June 17 because it is the birthday of M.C. Escher, famous for the complicated patterns in his prints … Continue reading

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A Poem for World Sea Turtle Day

World Sea Turtle Day began being promoted by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on June 16, 2014. Sea Turtles are among the oldest living creatures, having been in existence at least 100 million years. There are seven … Continue reading

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A World of Dew

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) was born as Kobayashi Nobuyuki on June 15, 1763; Japanese poet who used ‘Issa’ as his pen name (meaning cup of tea); one of the ‘Great Four’ haiku masters, with Bashō, Buson, and Shiki. He wrote over … Continue reading

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TCS: The Blood Shines Inside Us

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. ______________________________ Blood is that fragile … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Ibn Battuta sets off on June 13, 1325, from his home in Tangiers on a hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca, a journey that would ordinarily take sixteen months. He will not see Morocco again for twenty-four years Fanny Burney born … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Charles Kingsley, born June 12, 1819, British clergyman, historian, novelist, and reformer in the Christian socialism movement; author of the children’s classic, The Water Babies;  correspondent and friend of Charles Darwin Brigid Brophy, born June 12, 1929, British author, critic, social … Continue reading

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TCS: Two More Poets, Six Poems, Shared Birthday

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 comment. ______________________________ When … Continue reading

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