ON THIS DAY: September 29, 2020

September 29th is

National Biscotti Day

World Heart Day *

V.F.W. Day *

International Coffee Day

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ON THIS DAY: September 28, 2020

September 28th is

Freedom from Hunger Day *

Drink a Beer Day

National Good Neighbor Day *

Strawberry Cream Pie Day

World Rabies Awareness Day *

International Right to Know Day *

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TCS: So With My Neighbor I Rejoice – Good Neighbor Day

. . .Good Morning! 

   

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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.

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Be at war with your vices, at peace
with your neighbors, and let every
new year find you a better man.

– Benjamin Franklin,
   Poor Richard’s Almanac

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ON THIS DAY: September 27, 2020

September 27th is

Ancestor Appreciation Day

Chocolate Milk Day

Crush A Can Day (recycle)

World Tourism Day *

Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day *

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ON THIS DAY: September 26, 2020

September 26th is

Johnny Appleseed Day *

Lumberjack Pancake Day *

World Contraception Day *

U.N. International Day for Total
Elimination of Nuclear Weapons*

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ON THIS DAY: September 25, 2020

September 25 is

First Comic Book Day *

One-Hit Wonder Day

World Dream Day *

National Quesadilla Day

National Psychotherapy Day *

Research Administrators Day

Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims *

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Word Cloud: EARTH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD

Religion and Science — two different approaches to the questions, How Does Stuff Work? and Why Do Things Happen?

When you start with the same questions, you often uncover similar answers. The Elements, for example.

The “basic four”— Earth, Air, Water and Fire — show up in religions all around the world, and they’re fundamental to alchemy, one of the stepping-stones to Science. So this week, we’ll be looking at Earth, the first of the four, through the lens of poetry.

Earth — our home — and earth, the element where rooted life begins and grows, which in turn nourishes the unrooted life that moves by foot or wing or wriggle.

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ON THIS DAY: September 24, 2020

September 24 is

Bluebird of Happiness Day

Cherries Jubilee Day *

Punctuation Day *

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A Poem by Irving Feldman on the Day After His Birthday

Yesterday, the power company turned off our electricity for most of the day in order to replace some equipment, and so I was unable to post this piece on the actual date of Irving Feldman’s birthday. But I’m taking the view that a good poem is timeless, and not bound by mere dates on the calendar.

Irving Feldman was born on September 22, 1928. Belated Happy Birthday, Professor Feldman.

Irving Feldman (1928 – ) American poet and professor of English; born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. He worked as a merchant seaman, farm hand, and factory worker to pay his way through his university education. His first academic appointments were at the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Lyon in France. Returning to the continental United States in 1958, he taught at Kenyon College until 1964, when he was appointed professor of English at the University at Buffalo. He retired from teaching in 2004. His poetry collections include Works and Days, Leaping Clear, All of Us Here, Beautiful False Things, and Collected Poems: 1954-2004.


To read Irving Feldman’s poem, “How Wonderful” click:

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ON THIS DAY: September 23, 2020

September 23rd is

Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day *

Celebrate Bisexuality Day *

Great American Pot Pie Day

Restless Legs Awareness Day *

International Day of Sign Languages *

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