"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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Black Poetry Day
Celebration of The Mind Day
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Prevention Day
Pharmacy Buyer Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Mammography Day
Babbling Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Saint Ursula's Day British Virgin Islands
President Ndadaye Day (assassination anniv.) Burundi
Bank Holiday Israel
Provincial Anniversary Day New Zealand (Hawke's Bay)

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October 22
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Smart is Cool Day
International Cap Locks Day
Colour Day
Stuttering Awareness Day
Make a Difference Day
Nut Day

No national or international holidays or observances on this day

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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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In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellow men. - Cicero

If I can make just one person's day just a little bit better in any way, then I have justified my existence today.

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