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Happy April Fool’s Day April 1, 2019

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Today is the 1st of April, and you know what that means. 🙂

To all my WordPress blog readers, Happy April Fool’s Day!

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Earth Hour March 30, 2019

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Folks should not forget that today we celebrate Earth Hour.

Tonight’s the night that we switch off the lights between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Earth Hour is designed to raise awareness of climate change, and was initiated by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2007. It is observed by at least 4,000 cities in 88 countries of the world (including the city of Ottawa).

So, remember, turn off the lights for an hour tonight and honour Earth Hour.

First Day of Spring March 20, 2019

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Good morning, everyone!

Today is the first day of Spring. Not sure what the weather is going to be like today (haven’t checked the forecast yet), but I’m hoping for a nice day. This is Ottawa, so one expects whatever weather one expects. 🙂

I just want to wish everyone a very good, very happy First Day of Spring!

Hope the weather wherever you are is balmy, the skies are clear, and that you get outside and spend the day in the fresh, Spring air!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2019

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!

I would like to wish all my Irish friends, both real and virtual, and those Irish wanna-bes, a very Happy, healthy, and safe St. Paddy’s Day.

Be green today, in one form or another folks! 🙂

Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 2019

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Happy International Women’s Day!

(For more information on this day, check out the Wikipedia page as well.)

Now go and tell all your favourite girls (be they friends, lovers, spouses, or whatever) how much you love, adore, and respect them.

So, go on. What are you waiting for? 🙂

And just as an example, and a reason for celebration, I give you:

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Happy Winter Solstice! December 21, 2018

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Happy Winter Solstice!

There’s good news, and bad news. The good news is that the days start to get longer as of today! The bad news is that it’s been a pretty snowy, not all that mild winter so far, so I suspect this year that winter is just getting started on us, and there’s going to be a lot snow and cold temperatures this year1. But one takes the good with the bad. 🙂

Winter weather. Bah, humbug!

1 But we don’t need to be worried about climate and environmental change! Right!!!

Happy Hanukkah! December 3, 2018

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Today is the first day of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights that is usually always occurs early in the month of Christmas, and lasts a bit longer than Christmas does. Well, actually Hanukkah began at sundown last night, so we’re all good.

I want to wish everyone out there a very Happy Hanukkah.

The gifts I would like this year aren’t really all that complicated. Well, most of them anyway. First off, a year (relatively) free of illness. Second, a year free of shoulder/back/neck/arm/hand/anywhere else pain (caused most likely by the problems with my cervical spine) and foot pain (caused by whatever). Third, for my diabetes management to be under better control. For life to be less stressful for the most part. And finally, for peace on earth, and an end to war.

So Chag Sameach to all my Jewish friends, and enjoy the Festival of Lights for this year!

National Fossil Day October 17, 2018

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Today is National Fossil Day.

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

So check out some fossils at some point today. And even if you couldn’t visit a museum or park this National Fossil Day, ancient creatures will be glad to see you whenever you can meet them at a museum or other venue of your choice.

Happy Free RPG Day June 16, 2018

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Today is Free RPG Day.

So don’t forget to go down to your local rpg or hobby shoppe, and see if they’re giving away the various Free RPG Day quick-start rules and adventures for any of your favourite games.

And don’t forget to pass the word on Free RPG Day to folks. This is the perfect opportunity to get some of those non-gamer friends and loved ones involved with the hobby, and to introduce them to some great rpg systems out there.

And a Happy Free RPG Day to all! 🙂

Happy World Oceans Day! June 8, 2018

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Today is World Oceans Day.

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. World Oceans Day has been around since 2002, and was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008, recognising June 8th as the day. Not sure what this year’s theme is, but individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.

The oceans are a necessary, nay vital!, part of our ecosystem, and it’s the only one we’ve got. Be kind to the environment, not just the oceans, but also enjoy the oceans today and everyday.

And remember, healthy oceans = healthy planet!