"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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Adopt A Shelter Pet Day
Bugs Bunny Day
Animal Advocacy Day
Go Birding Day
Herb Day
Kiss of Hope Day
Rebuilding Day
World Healing Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Veterinary Day
International Jazz Day
Oatmeal Cookie Day
Raisin Day
Sense of Smell Day
Honesty Day

Rincon Day Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba (Bonaire)
Orthodox Holy Easter Bulgaria
Labour Day Holiday China, Zaire
Orthodox Good Saturday Cyprus
May Day Eve Finland
Orthodox Holy Saturday Georgia
Walpurgisnacht (Witches Night) Germany, Sweden
Children's Day Mexico
Queen's Birthday Curacao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten / St. Martin, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius
Carnival Day Sint Maarten
Eastern Easter Holiday Sudan
King's Birthday Sweden
Liberation/Reunification Day Vietnam

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May 1
Batman Day
Executive Coaching Day
Global Love Day
Infertility Survival Day
Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day
Lemonade Day
Purebred Dog Day
New Homeowner's Day:
Rural Life Sunday
School Principals' Day
Stepmother's Day
World Laughter Day
Mother Goose Day
Save the Rhino Day

May Day Abkhazia, Åland, Bangladesh,Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eritrea, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Libya, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden
Orthodox Easter Abkhazia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Lebanon, Moldova, Romania, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine
International Workers' Day Afghanistan, Lesotho, Malta, Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
International Labour Day Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bénin, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Germany, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Equatorial, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar (formerly Burma), New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Cyprus, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre et Miquelon, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Sénégal, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Transdniestria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, West Bank, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zaire, Zambia
Spring Day Estonia
Labor and Agriculture Day Haiti
Unity Day Kazakhstan
Martyrs' Day Lebanon
Constitution Day Marshall Islands
State Holiday Poland
St. Joseph the Worker Vatican City

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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