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Happy Lammas Day

The bread wrapper declared that the item was “Sweet Beet Bread”. The variety was one of about a dozen loaves of frozen bread which also included “Spinach and Kale Bread”. They were displayed in a roll-away freezer that the supermarket … Continue reading

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So Foolish

“You know the value of every article of merchandise, but if you don’t know the value of your own soul, it’s all foolishness.”–Rumi I know you’re aware by now that today is All Fools Day, so yes, the pithy quote above … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Back in the mid-1980s my friend Doug and I once rented nuns’ habits from a costume supply company in order to attend a radio station sponsored Halloween masquerade party at one of the local hotel convention halls. Our mutual pal, … Continue reading

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Casual Pi

Off the top of my head, I cannot think of any other mathematical terms that have their own special holiday or public commemoration than π (pi). The number π is special because it has two commemorative days. The number π is … Continue reading

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The Day Of Awesomeness

Even though I think the word awesome has been used so much that it has lost much of its original meaning, there are times when it is somewhat appropriate to use a form of it. Today is one of those … Continue reading

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Vacant Streets

Driving to work on the afternoon of Christmas Eve brings bittersweet emotions. In our small city, the downtown stores close early. No longer are there busy throngs of shoppers. Their motor vehicles have carried them home or out of town … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowe’en

As a necessary change of pace, I’m taking a day off from writing very much. In order to justify this decision, my reason is to celebrate Hallowe’en. Yes, I bought a few bags of “Fun Size” candy bars for the little munchkins … Continue reading

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