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It’s Leif Erikson Day

As more historical facts are uncovered about Christopher Columbus and his forces, he and his holiday have become increasingly controversial. People are rightly outraged at how Columbus and other European explorers and fortune seekers treated the people who already lived … Continue reading

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It’s Cat Day

Why is International Cat Day celebrated during the dog days of summer when it could just as well happen any other time? That’s the mystery question of the day. It may well remain a mystery, at least to me. The … Continue reading

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Happy Losar

Those of us who observe and practice Tibetan Buddhism, will celebrate Losar the next three days. Losar is the variety of Asian New Year that sometimes shares the same date with Chinese New Year. Tibetan culture is structured around a … Continue reading

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Happy Monkey Day

Whenever I go to Henry Dorly Zoo in Omaha, I make a point of visiting the Primate areas.  I also make a point of celebrating World Monkey Day each year because I like monkeys.  Simians are fascinating because they are … Continue reading

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December Solstice This Year

The second solstice of 2015 will occur exactly tomorrow and tonight. You read that correctly.  Our biannual Solstices are precise events that can be measured and predicted by astronomers and anyone who understands the planetary dynamics and statistics of our … Continue reading

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Pi Approximation Day

It just goes on and on and on forever. The world’s most famous mathematical constant is π or pi.  π is an irrational number, that is, its digits randomly repeat infinately. π denotes the relationship between the circumference of a … Continue reading

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Celebrate

I was cooling my heels at the supermarket checkout yesterday morning when I heard part of an old Three Dog Night hit. “Dress up tonight, why be lonely? You’ll stay at home and you’ll be alone. So why be lonely? Celebrate, … Continue reading

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