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Happy 4th of July! July 4, 2018

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Happy 4th of July!

I would like to wish all the folks in the United States of America, and all of my American LJ friends a very Happy Independence Day this Fourth of July.

The United States is a mess at the moment, with a President who– well, we’ll not go into any of that here on this day. This day is about enjoying life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and I hope that each of you is doing so today, and every day, in your own way and with your own passion.

Enjoy the fireworks and other 4th of July celebrations. And remember, alcohol and fireworks don’t mix. Be safe, and be happy. 🙂

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Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled July 1, 2018

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This afternoon’s gaming session is off for today.

It is Canada Day, of course, but Tammy is working on-call for her job today, so the Sunday gaming session of

Canada Day Trivia July 1, 2018

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In honour and celebration of Canada Day, I thought I would offer some trivia on things Canadian today:

“O Canada” was commissioned by Théodore Robitalle, the Lieutenant Governor of Québec, for Saint Jean Baptiste Day in 1880. While it has been sung since 1880, it wasn’t proclaimed Canada’s National Anthem until 1980.

The Canadian Flag was inaugurated on February 15th, 1965 at an official ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Queen Victoria selected Ottawa as the capital of Canada, then a province, in 1857.

Canada is a name derived from the Iroquois word “kanata”, meaning a “village” or “settlement”.

There are three oceans that touch Canada – the Atlantic on the east, the Pacific on the west, and the Arctic to the north.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was included in the Constitution Act in 1982. Unlike the majority of democratic countries whose basic law derives from one document, Canada’s basic law derives not only from a set of documents known as Constitution Acts, but also a set of unwritten laws and conventions.

The name of the highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan. However, having said that, on October 4, 2000, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien announced that Mount Logan would be renamed Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau. After a public outcry against the idea, it was decided to keep the name Mount Logan. Sir William Edmond Logan was one of Canada’s greatest surveyors and scientists. Without getting political here, for many people the issue was not so much whether or not Trudeau deserved it, but more the importance of retaining the history of Canada which is too often forgotten.

Happy Canada Day! July 1, 2018

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Happy Birthday, Canada!! 🙂

Today is Canada Day. I want to wish all my Canadian LJ friends a very happy, very safe, Canada Day. Go out there and celebrate our country, the fact that we are unique and diverse, but the fact that we are stronger together than apart. Just remember to play safe! 🙂

And be careful and mindful of your health and hydration during this record setting heatwave!

Happy Birthday, Canada. 🙂

Happy Solstice! June 21, 2018

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Yes, summer has offically arrived! 🙂

Have a Merry one, folks. 🙂

Summer Solstice Today! June 21, 2018

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Happy Summer Solstice!

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. May the Goddess bless you with happiness, health, and may a warm breeze blow at your back and take you wherever you wish to be on this day.

Happy Father’s Day June 17, 2018

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Today is Father’s Day.

My own dad died when I was pretty young (around 13 or so), so I can’t really celebrate today, of course.

However, I want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day, and to take the time to be with your father today if possible, and to at least talk to your dad today by phone if you can’t be in the same house with your dad. Treasure the time and the moments that you have with your father, because for some of us, well…the memories are all that we have left.

My best wishes to all the Fathers out there.

Now be good to your dad today. That is all.

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!

Happy Memorial Day May 28, 2018

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Today is Memorial Day down in the U.S. of A.

I want to wish all my friends a pleasant and safe Memorial Day.

‘Nuff said.