A.A. Milne Born January 18, 1882

(PCM) A.A. Milne (Alan Alexander) was born on January 18, 1882 in London.  He attended Cambridge University to study mathematics but soon found that his true passion was writing. After graduating from Cambridge, Milne began his writing career working for Punch Magazine.  He married Daphne” de Sélincourt in 1903.  He was writing for Punch when World War One broke out in 1914.  Milne enlisted even though by nature he was a pacifist. 

After the war …

5 days 5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day Five

Stave Five or The End of It.  JRR Tolkien wrote in The Hobbit “ Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to hear are soon told about, and not much to listen too; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a good deal of telling.”  If you have not read the first four installment click here.

So we find at the end …

5 Staves 5 Days of A Christmas Carol. Day Four

Stave 4, The Last of the Spirits.  The last stroke of midnight had  cease to vibrate and there appeared before Scrooge a figure “shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one out stretched hand.  If the hand wasn’t there it would have been hard to see the difference between the phantom and the night.  For the preceding three installments of this …

5 Days 5 Staves of A Christmas Carol Day Three

The Second of The Three Spirits or Stave Three begins with Scrooge waking up and without even hearing the sound of the clock he knows it is the hour of one.  The bell strikes one… and nothing happens.  If you ever have done something wrong at school or at a job you may know what Scrooge was feeling.  The anticipation of something you are not looking forward to, like reprimand from a teacher or a …

Occult Day is November 18

This is the day that celebrates anything unnatural, or supernatural. 
November 18 is Occult Day.

Though there is no specific origin to the celebration of Occult Day, it is not hard to understand why a day such as this would exist.  Our fascination with witches goes far back as Hansel and Gretel and as recent as Bewitched and Harry Potter.  We all wonder if there is world out there that remains unseen yet is as …

November 17 is The International Day of Peace

Now called The International Day of Peace, World Peace Day was established in about 1997.  The idea of the day is for individuals to do what they can in order to obtain world peace.

It is interesting to think of how our own prejudices get in the way of peace.  I am reminded of a story of Saint Francis of Assisi who absolutely loathed lepers.  This was reasonable.  Lepers could pass on the disease and …

America Recycles Day November 15

Recycling has become a major part of American culture as well as our lifestyle.  With the holidays quickly approaching this is a good time to remind people of the importance of recycling as well as the importance of buying recycled products.  Christmas and Thanksgiving both give us ample extra waste that can be recycled.  Soda bottles and cans, wine and liquor bottles, beer cans and bottles, wrapping paper, boxes, cards, food packaging containers can all …

November 14 is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation in 1991.  Its development was in response to the high rise of diabetic cases across the globe.  The purpose is to promote advocacy for diabetics as well as information for the general public on how to curb the disease from rising any further.  The United Nations in 2007 made this an official day of their own adding to the day’s prestige and worldwide awareness.

Diabetes, …

October Is…

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
American Cheese Month
American Pharmacist Month
Apple Month
Arts & Humanities Month
National Applejack Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Caramel Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Clergy Appreciation Month
Cookbook Month
Cookie Month
Cyber Security Awareness Month
Dessert Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Dwarfism/Little People Awareness Month
Eczema Awareness Month
Filipino-American History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Italian-American Heritage Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National …