Category Archives: cultural highlights

It’s Spirit Day

Many people do not know that the third Thursday of October is Spirit Day. Many people who do know about Spirit Day, don’t understand the reason we have it. Spirit Day began in Canada in response to bullying-related suicides of … Continue reading

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Global Cat Day

Just the other day I stopped by to visit my sister. By default, this also turned into a social call with her cats. You cannot visit my sister, without encountering her older female grey tabby Sunshine and her younger tom … Continue reading

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Atomic Time

My friend Jonathan asked if it is true that the atomic time signal out of Colorado will shut down next year. I replied that I had only heard rumors to that effect, but couldn’t say for certain. Jonathan, like me, … Continue reading

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Be True To Yourself

The great social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote, “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the wrath of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” The main thing … Continue reading

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Self-Promotion

“You’re on a 1,058-day streak on bluejayblog! Keep up the good work.” That is the message from WordPress on the drop-down from my┬ábell-icon today. As far as bragging rights go, publishing a blog post for 1,058 days straight with no … Continue reading

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Picture Postcards

So far, I haven’t received one single picture postcard this year. I do get regular postcards though. Three times each year, a reminder from the dentist arrives as a check-up reminder. Frequently, hearing aid seller mass-mailer postcards appear with free … Continue reading

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Ten Four Good Buddy

I must be getting old, because of the amount of nostalgia that comes to mind when special days are mentioned. Today, in American style date numbering, is 10/4/2018 with the short version being 10/4. There is an unofficial holiday named … Continue reading

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