Daily Quote: September 7, 2021

The past cannot be cured.

~ Elizabeth I
English – Royalty September 7, 1533 – March 24, 1603

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

September 7th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana. Celebrate by lighting candles, praying, eating an apple dipped in honey to think of the sweet new year. Often a fish head is included on the table to remember that you are a head and not a tail.

As children head off to school it’s OK for you to have a beer today. It is National Beer Lovers’ Day.

Today is also known as Grandma Moses Day. At 75, due to arthritis she gave up embroidery and started painting. She decided to sell her paintings at a local drug store for $10 where her art was discovered and an exhibit was made by a collector at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She continued to paint until she was 101, probably completing 1,500 paintings. She said it wasn’t that painting was important, but it is important to keep busy.

I agree with Elizabeth I. The past cannot be cured. But we should learn from it and get on with the reconciliation process. How do we move forward from here?

Daily Quote: September 19, 2020

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
~ Walter Elliot (Scottish – Politician September 19, 1888 – January 8, 1958)


Holidays and Celebrations:

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

2nd day of Rosh Hashana (Jewish Observance)


Turkey Vultures are very social.  They congregate at the highest point to dry their wings and warm their bodies.  Our wonderful road kill clean up crew has had a significant resurgence in the past few years.  The Roads Department has stopped taking the carcasses off the road for disposal so the vultures have an abundant supply of food.   When in flight Turkey Vultures glide effortlessly on the air currents with their distinctive wing pattern.  Huge ugly birds invoking fears of death as they circle to find carcasses.  But as the Wildlife Conservation Commercial says even ugly animals need love.