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National Fossil Day October 11, 2017

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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.

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Happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada! October 9, 2017

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Happy Thanksgiving Day, Canada!

Woke up to a relatively chilly day here in the Ottawa valley (around 11oC, about 51oF), actually weather that’s about normal for this time of year.

I want to wish all my Canadian friends a very good day, and one that is filled with all sorts of reasons for being thankful.

To honour this day, I thought I would just share a bit of Canadian music from Nova Scotia musician Melanie Doane…

To all my Canadian friends and peeps, here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂

Happy Jewish New Year! September 20, 2017

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Today at sundown marks the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

So I would like to wish all my Jewish friends and followers l’shana tova, and best wishes for the New Year. May it be filled with happiness, health, prosperity, joy, love, and everything else that you would wish from the New Year.

And for all my goyim friends out there, a good (Jewish) new year to you, as well. You’re welcome. 🙂

Arrrrr, Mateys! September 19, 2017

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Soo, as p’r the usual, ’tis the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Therefore, me hearties and mateys, this be the day when ye all haf ta talk like the scurvy dogs and wenches, pirates though ye be, that ye are!!

Good wishes an’ raisin’ a mug o’ froth to all me LJ salty sea dogs and lovely, briny wenches!

Arrrrrrrrr!! 🙂

Labour Day September 4, 2017

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Hope everyone is having a good day.

It’s the Labour Day weekend Monday here in Canada, so most folks are off work for the day.

While the week ahead likely to be a tough one, what with doctors’ appointments that I have scheduled and some other stuff going on, I’m planning on taking it relatively easy today and not going to stress out over anything if I can help it.

In any event, hope everyone has a good day. 🙂

Civic Holiday (Colonel By Day) Thoughts August 7, 2017

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Monday, the civic holiday here in Canada. Colonel By Day, officially.

I’m feeling somewhat giddy after the gaming experience on the weekend, but am still hurting quite a lot in the left shoulder and the area of the various muscles that come off the shoulder. My exercises are helping somewhat, but stressing the body parts, I suspect. To make things worse, my allergies are driving me crazy, to be honest. I have no real plans for the day, other than to do a bit of laundry, since I need to start sorting out some of the clothes for this year’s GenCon Indy trip.

I’ve got three medical appointments the last four days of the week, so that should make life interesting this week as well.

Joyeux Fete Nationale/Bastille Day July 14, 2017

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my French and French-speaking friends and amis a very Happy Bastille Day! In France, it is known as La Fête Nationale (National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July).

Since French and U.S.A. independence are forever linked in history, celebrate Bastille Day with baguette, brie, and merlot!

Joyeux Fete Nationale, tous le monde! 🙂

Happy 4th of July! July 4, 2017

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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.

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. 🙂

Canada Day Trivia July 1, 2017

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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, 2017

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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! 🙂

Happy Birthday, Canada. 🙂