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Debussy and Poe

So Google informed me that it is Claude Debussy’s birthday. Happy Birthday! Upon further investigation I found out that he left some pieces unfinished when he died. Musical compositions that were inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. I love Edgar Allan Poe’s writing and to be honest with you I’m getting all kinds of side tracked […]

Women, Independence, and Soul

There are a plethora of reasons to celebrate today, fun, historical, and yummy! Independence Day,Central African Republic International Lefthanders Day Lao Issara, Day of the Free Laos Revolution Anniversary, Republic of Congo Women’s Day, Tunisia O – Bon / Festival of Souls (lunar date), Japan Tanabata, Japan O – Bon / Festival of Souls (solar […]

Lucille Ball

My Favorite Redhead! It’s true I do love lucy. Her drive to not give up her acting career despite many early rejections. Her courage to insist on her real husband playing her television husband at a time in history when mixed couples were taboo. Her business savvy to change the way television was produced, creating […]

Amelia Earhart

July 24th 1898, is the birthday of the fascinating Amelia Earhart, female aviator. Her disappearance on her way to Howell Island made her even that much more mysterious. Amelia challenged the social norms of a docile female role and did what she loved.  I am encouraged when I think about her life. The adventurous spirit […]

Happy Birthday Ernest!

On this day in 1899, Ernest Miller Hemingway, author of such novels as “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Old Man and the Sea,” is born in Oak Park, Illinois. The influential American literary icon became known for his straightforward prose and use of understatement. Hemingway, who tackled topics such as bullfighting and war in […]

Simplicity Day

Today is the birthday of Henry David Thoreau. Born in 1817 he is one of the biggest names in the early environmentalist movement as well as writing and living the philosophy of Civil Disobedience. His ideas influence many great leaders, including Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. “If a man does not keep pace with […]