Daily Quote: September 20, 2021

Just do what you do best.

~ Red Auerbach
American – Coach / September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Here we are, Federal Election Day in Canada. So for all my Canadian friends, get out there and vote. How appropriate that it is also National Gibberish Day. All the words have been said during the campaign period. Now just to see if there is any realy change or it’s all been just words.

Oh well, we can always celebrate National Pepperoini Pizza Day.

Daily Quote: September 18, 2021

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

~ Samuel Johnson
English – WriterSeptember 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Saturday is usually cleaning day for those who work all week. So let’s add National Clean UP Day and World Clean UP Day to our list of chores for todday.

Once we’ve worked on those tasks let’s celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with an all dressed cheeseburger from the BBQ.

Daily Quote: September 15, 2021

I have not told half of what I saw.

~ Marco Polo
Italian – Explorer /September 15, 1254 – January 9, 1324

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

In the middle of Canada’s Federal Election 2021 we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. For my Canadian friends and followers, be certain to vote. It is your civid duty and democratic privilage.

Today is also the First Day of Yom Kippur. The last day to atone your sins in the 10 days of repentance. A day of fasting and prayer. Jews seek to purify their souls by denying the bodily pleasures.

Today is also Green Peace Day. So save the whales and save the world.

I decided today, Marco Polo’s birthday should be celebrated by Marco Polo Day. Not the swimming pool game, but the explorer and adventurer. Celebrate by nurturing the adverturer in you. Go for a walk or a short trip to enjoy the variety of life and flavours of the world around you. Discover something new to you.

Daily Quote: September 14, 2021

In the world of photography,
you get to share a captured moment with other people.

~ James Wilson
American – Politician / September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Kayaking on the Old Ausable Chanel lets me re-energize my soul. Counting turtles on my way to the far bridge of the loop I think I missed a few on this log. I counted 10, but there were 3 adjacent to the log that I missed before I looked at the photo evidence.

So on National Live Creative Day be certain to do something a bit creative in your ordinary day. A little bit of arts and crafts or painting, or just dance.

Then after working up an appetite celebrate Eat a Hoagie Day followed by National Cream-Filled Donut Day.

Daily Quote: September 8, 2021

Literature is the immortality of speech.

~August Wilhelm von Schlegel
German – Poet / September 8, 1767 – May 12, 1845

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Keep on reading. Today is International Literacy Day. Also teach others to read.

The 3rd and last day of Rosh Hasana. All Holidays and Celebrations should be at least 3 days long.

Pardon Day. Forgive others and give pardons today.

Daily Quote: August 19, 2021

Words are but pictures of our thoughts.

~ John Dryden
(English – PoetAugust 19, 1631 – May 12, 1700)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

It’s easy for me to celebrate World Photography Day. Camera in hand I’ll go for a walk through the local conservation Area and start snapping. Always something interesting to capture in a moment.

World Humanitarian Day is a harder to celebrate as pictures of thousands of Afghanistan people chasing planes flood our TV screens. The USA and Canada are removing their armed support and the Taliban are taking over major cities. Women in positions of power fear for their lives and those who fought against the Taliban (even as interpreters) are praying for escape. Paperwork slows the exit, and the end of their freedom is near. Whole cities are being bombed to oblivion. And we are left without any way to help those left behind. The refugees that manage to make it to Canada are being cautiously welcomed with low cost apartments.

So, let’s burry our heads in the sand and make sand sculptures as we celebrate National Sand Castle Day.

Daily Quote: August 16, 2021

Life is short
and progress is slow.

~ Gabriel Lippmann
(ScientistAugust 16, 1845 – July 13, 1921)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

So did you hear the one about…..

Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day and share your best jokes with your True Love. That way you are also celebrating True Love Forever Day. What better way to celebrate than by laughing with the one you love.

Daily Quote: August 14, 2021

Love has no age, no limit; and no death.

~ John Galsworthy
(English – AuthorAugust 14, 1867 – January 31, 1933)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Delayed by COVID-19 and a year later than they originally planned, my nephew and is beloved are getting married today. Even a year later there are still restrictions by the Government and their facility regarding the number of people that can attend. They were hoping that more people could attend as we are nearing the end of step 3 and the intention of the re-opening plan was that there would be no restrictions.

However, the lifting of restrictions was delayed due to the lack of meeting the vaccination goals. Now the news is saying we are entering a 4th wave of this deadly pandemic as our numbers are increasing again. This time they say that it is a wave of the unvaccinated.

Daily Quote: April 30, 2021

Forty is the old age of youth,
fifty is the youth of old age.

~ Hosea Ballou (American – Clergyman April 30, 1771 – June 7, 1852)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

For all the Jazz Lovers, today is International Jazz Day. So get out the Jazz records, have a glass of wine and just mellow out with some mellow jazz or zip it up with some jarring jazz.

The last Friday in April is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. At the beginning of the Pandemic everyone thought they would get a puppy. Now many of those puppies are ending up in shelters. Give one of these no longer loved pets a permanent home. My own dog is from the shelter in Tampa Florida. The shelter was going to euthanize all of the dogs due to overcrowding. A local radio station heard of their plight and offered to supplement the adoption fees. Dogs were on sale for $20. So we went to take one home and Rickie stole our hearts. Now 7 years later it’s hard to remember when he wasn’t part of our family.

Talking about animals, on April 30th, 1938 the Happy Rabbit made his debut in a Warner Brothers short cartoon titled “Porky’s Hare Hunt.” Maturing gracefully, we all know the Happy Rabbit as Bugs Bunny. So this last day of April is remembered as Bugs Bunny Day.

Daily Quote: April 13, 2021

Walking is the best possible exercise.
Habituate yourself to walk very far.

~ Thomas Jefferson (American – President / April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826)

Holidays and Celebrations:



Porte Musings:

Thai citizens celebrate the Thai New Year. I say it would be a wonderful day to celebrate and start again. Still under stay at home orders in Ontario our children will not be returning to in person classes after the spring break. All children will be continuing their learning for the remainder of the school year at home and on line. Even private schools have been ordered to continue by remote learning. The only exception is day care.

Today is Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday, also called Thomas Jefferson Day. Inventor and President as well as a strong supporter of walking as the best exercise. So celebrate by going for a walk. Even under stay at home orders the Provincial Parks are open and admission is free Monday to Thursday. Do some “forest bathing” to refresh your soul.

If the weather doesn’t co-operate you could celebrate Scrabble Day. One of my favorite games, Scrabble on line or in person challenges everyone. So memorize those 2 letter words, keep your mind active and play a game with a friend or two.