There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
~ Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900)
Video Games Day – September 12
Also my oldest grandson’s 8th birthday. Of course his favorite past time is playing video games or watching YouTube videos of others playing video games. I’m certain part of his day will include sitting in front of a screen.
One of his battles is epilepsy, absent seizures, (he calls them glitches) that his teacher and peers thought were behaviour issues, lack of attention, lack of comprehension, inability to control his bladder. Getting a diagnosis was a long, frustrating and difficult task, during which he lost grade 1. Once diagnosed, the treatment (a daily dose of foul tasting medication) has lead to no seizures in 15 months. The type of epilepsy he deals with he will probably outgrow, but the stigma of the seizures label a child. Luckily his grade 1 teacher got transferred and the grade 2 teacher only met a wonderful attentive brilliant child.
He is a wonderful happy child who gets along well with others. His parents are loving and kind, always looking out for his best interests. He is blessed to still have 2 sets of grandparents to love him and watch over him. As you can tell he has stolen my heart.
Yes, it’s hard to write.
But it’s harder not to.
~ Carl Clinton Van Doren (September 10, 1885 – July 18, 1950)
World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10
The best analogy about suicide that I remember is that committing suicide is like walking out of a bad movie. Once you’ve left you’ll never know if it will get better.
Look into the nature of things.
Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against.
~ Frances Wright (September 6, 1795 – December 13, 1852)
National Read A Book Day
As if we need a holiday to grab a cup of tea (or a bottle of wine) and sit down to read a book. I’m certain we can easily celebrate National Read A Book Day.
This is the merit and distinction of art:
to be more real than reality,
to be not nature but nature’s essence.
~ William Ernest Henley (August 23, 1849 – July 11, 1903)
Arbor Day is not like other holidays.
Each of those reposes on the past,
while Arbor Day proposes for the future.
~ Julius Sterling Morton (August 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902)
I want to be able, as days go by,
always to look myself straight in the eye.
Edgar Guest (August 20, 1881 – August 5, 1959)
Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
~ John Dryden (August 19, 1631 – May 12, 1700)
Art is expression,
and to have high expression you must have something high to express.
~ Goldwin Smith (August 13, 1823 – June 7, 1910)
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second.
Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
~ Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 – May 9, 1903)
Like a turtle sitting on a log in the Old Ausable Channel.
Sitting in the sun,
feeling the breeze,
drifting in thought,
being deafened by the silence….
Being alone in the quiet forest rejuvenates the soul.
Kayaking at Pinery Provincial Park is always an adventure. June is an ideal time to go before schools are out for the summer and the campgrounds are full. I’m always amazed to see so many turtles sunning themselves on logs in the Old Ausable Channel.
I had lunch on Beach 1. Lake Huron is still very cold. The water is high, but there is still a lot of beach to enjoy.