Archive for July, 2010

(July 21) This Month we're celebrating . . .  National Blueberries Month

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010


National Blueberries Month
The month’s not over yet and its still the perfect time for blueberries, blueberries, blueberries! Whether they’re in muffins, pies, tortes, or by the handful! Yum Yum Yum!

photo credit: Wild Blueberry Buttermilk Cinnamon Muffins by gnuf via flickr

(July 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Moon Day

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Moon Day

Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed

Celebrating the 41st anniversary of the first human landing on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11.

Led by commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on July 16, 1969. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, while Collins circled above in lunar orbit. On the following day, July 21, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. Buzz Aldrin followed shortly becoming the 2nd human to walk on the moon.

The video above features President John F. Kennedy making his historic call for American spaceflight followed by Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon.

(July 20) Today we're observing . . .  Tisha B’Av

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010


Tisha B’Av (Jewish – Fast of Ab)
This Jewish holiday, which began last night at sundown, mourns the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE. Many commemorate the day by fasting and by reciting a mournful liturgy.

photo credit: via flickr

(July 19) Tonight we're observing . . .  Tisha B’Av

Monday, July 19th, 2010


Tisha B’Av (Jewish – begins at sundown)
This Jewish holiday mourns the destruction of the First and Second Holy Temples in Jerusalem in 586 BCE and 70 CE. Many commemorate the day by fasting and by reciting a mournful liturgy.

photo credit: via flickr

(July 19) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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National Get Out of the Doghouse Day

Oh Oh. Screwed up again? Have you been banished to the doghouse?

Well today’s the day to ask for forgiveness and try to work on getting yourself back in the “house.” Good luck!

photo credit: nerdmeister23 via flickr

Happy Birthday Madiba!

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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On this day, we raise our hands in celebration and renewed commitment to the making of a just society. Nelson Mandela teaches us that every human being can make a positive imprint. One by one, and together, we must continue to encourage open dialogue around social issues. We must transform discourse into action. We have work to do.

Today is the 92nd Birthday of Nelson Mandela. Make an imprint and join the Mandela Day celebration at MandelaDay.com.

(July 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  Mandela Day

Sunday, July 18th, 2010
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Mandela Day
An annual celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and a global call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world around them.

More info: Mandela Day

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