Daily Quote: April 16, 2022

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.

~ Anatole France
French – Novelist / April 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Penguins are one of my favorite animals at Busch Gardens. They love to pose for the camera, play and hug each other. Viewed through the glass they were one of the few birds permitted to be outside during migration times and to keep avian flu from spreading. The tropical vegetation surrounding the Penguin display reflects in the glass and makes the penguins seem to have exotic patterns.

Today is Holy Saturday for Christians, a time between the death of their Savior and the resurrection. The body had been placed in the tomb, but because it was the Sabbath they were not permitted to preserve the body. Fasting and prayers continue for Muslims on the 15th Day of Ramadan; while Jews celebrate the 2nd Day of Passover.

Today is also World Semicolon Day; an important day for suicide prevention; pause and carry on living; write the rest of your life story. 😉

If you haven’t had breakfast yet, try some Eggs Benedict on National Eggs Benedict Day. If you’ve already had breakfast; why not have Eggs Benedict for lunch? 😉

Daily Quote: April 16, 2021

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

~ Anatole France (French – Novelist / April 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrate World Semicolon Day, all the people who have chosen not to commit suicide; NOT TODAY; but to continue there story; and to go forward into the future no mater how painful.

Today is also Save the Elephant Day. Keep elephants wild and free. Let them live their lives as they were intended.

And for the elephants in the zoos, be certain to buy ZooPoo to fertilize your gardens, grow some mushrooms: and ensure zoo animals are being fed and cared for thanks to your purchase.

Day of the Mushroom

Daily Quote: April 16, 2020

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
~ Anatole France (French – NovelistApril 16, 1844 – October 12, 1924)

National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

National High Five Day

Remaining at home to work most Canadians will be wearing their Pajamas to work.  Although with social distancing measures in place for another 26 days National High Five Day won’t be celebrated in 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic continues.  Experts are now saying it could be months before restrictions can be lifted.  There were demonstrations in the USA about civil rights and protesting the restrictions.  Michiganers upset that they aren’t allowed to buy seeds to plant gardens in the spring got in their cars and demonstrated against the Governor.

In Ontario about 1/2 of the 274 the deaths are in Nursing Homes or long term care facilities.  Horror stories are emerging from Nursing Homes in Quebec where staff didn’t have appropriate PPE, quit and left the residents without food, water or any care.  Many of the residents were left in their own feces and urine for up to 5 days.  Provincial and Federal investigations have started.  To me the owners and administrators should be charged with willful neglect causing death or withholding the necessities of life.  My heart aches for the families hearing how their loved ones were left to die alone.



Cases per 1 million people



2,056,055 264.42 511,019 133,572
United States
641,919 1,947.83 52,196 28,399
28,379 747.23 8,979 1,010
7,953 Confirmed
2,574 Recovered
274 Deaths