"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things."
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"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax,
Of cabbages and kings.
And why the sea is boiling hot.
And whether pigs have wings."
Lewis Carroll,
Through the Looking Glass

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Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day
World Ranger Day
International Dance Day
Jump For Jelly Beans Day
Mutt's Day
System Administrator Appreciation Day

Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh India [Regional]

Flags courtesy of ITA 's Flags of All Countries used with permission.

August 1
Mead Day
Minority Donor Awareness Day
Psychic Day
Rounds Resounding Day
Spider-Man Day
World Lung Cancer Day
World Wide Web Day
World Scout Scarf Day
Respect For Parent's Day
Girlfriend's Day
Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August Monday (Start of Carnival) Anguilla
Carnival Monday Antigua and Barbuda
August Bank Holiday Australia (New South Wales), Ireland
Picnic Day Australia (Northern Territories)
Emancipation Day Bahamas, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
Kadooment Day Barbados
Independence Day Bénin
Carnival Monday Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (Saba)
August Festival (Festival Monday) British Virgin Islands
Heritage Day Canada (Alberta)
British Columbia Day Canada (British Columbia)
New Brunswick Day Canada (New Brunswick)
Civic Holiday Canada (Nunavut)
Saskatchewan Day Canada (Saskatchewan)
Summer Bank Holiday Guernsey and Alderney (Alderney)
Commerce Day Iceland
Bonalu India (Telanga)
Youth Day Holiday Kiribati
Emancipation Day Holiday Montserrat
Treida de Santo Domingo de Guzmán Nicaragua (Managua)
Social Resistance Day North Cyprus
August Monday / Culturama Saint Kitts and Nevis
Summer Bank Holiday Scotland
National Day Switzerland
National Children's Day Tuvalu
Parents' Day Zaire
Farmers' Day Zambia

For a listing of all the holidays and observances for last month, this month and next month visit my Calendar page


So far today, God, I've done all right... I haven't gossiped, I haven't lost my temper, I haven't been grumpy, greedy, nasty, selfish or self-indulgent.

I'm very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed.....and from then on, I'm going to need a lot of help.


The objective of all dedicated employees is to thoroughly analyze all situations, anticipate all problems prior to their occurrence, have answers for these problems, and move swiftly to solve these problems when called upon.
But when you're up to your ass in alligators, it is hard to remember you were originally hired to drain the swamp.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren.
- Thomas Paine
I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world
- Socrates
I love humanity better than my country.
- François Fènelon
The love of one's country is a natural thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals
I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth. I am a citizen of the world.
- Eugene Debs
I believe that every right implies a responsibility.
- John D. Rockefeller

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Carl W. Buechner

This Week's Cartoon

From "Today¹s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen", posted with special permission. For reprint information and many more cartoons, please visit Randy's site @www.glasbergen.com or e-mail: randy@glasbergen.com

Hello . . .
. . .and welcome to my corner of the world on the web.
If you want to know who I am, click on my picture on the left. When you have finished, close the page and you will return here.
There are a lot of pages to see here, too many to see at one time, so bookmark this page as a favourite and come back often. I even add new pages once in a while.

The pages are grouped into categories so you can choose the area in which you are most interested. The categories are:
The Serious Side - Poems and other writings that I hope will give you inspiration, comfort or inner peace.
Just for Fun - Fun things gleaned from emails and other sources designed to make you smile.
Puzzles - A few exercises for the mind.
It's About Time - As we approached the third millennium, I got curious about why the year was 1999 (the answer may not be quite what you thought). Other questions occurred to me such as, "Why are there 60 minutes in an hour?" and "Where did we get the names for the months and week days?" Here are the answers I found.
Calendar - A calendar for last month, this month and next month including holidays and observances for each country for each day of the month.
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