Daily Quote: April 22, 2021

Respect is what we owe;
love, what we give.

~ Philip James Bailey (English – Poet April 22, 1816 – September 6, 1902)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

April 22nd is Earth Day. With my grandson doing his on-line learning at my house, I’ve heard about Earth Day for the past week. Today is the big day. He’s learned about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (no longer Reading, Writing and Rithmatic). Posters will be shared in the class today for Earth Day.

I think International Girls in ICT should have a day of it’s own rather than share with Earth Day. Earth Day over-shines the importance of Girls in ICT (information and communication technology). According to studies 65% of school children will go into jobs that don’t even exist yet. The field of information and communication technology is expanding.

Today is also April Showers Day. With the change in the weather and temperatures dipping below freezing, I’m afraid the only showers we’re getting will be snow showers. The tulips and early blooming spring flowers were weighed down with snow yesterday morning. Luckily most of the snow melted during the day and the flowers sprung back up to their original beauty.

Daily Quote: April 22, 2020

The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
~ Madame de Stael (French – WriterApril 22, 1766 – July 14, 1817)


Earth Day


Today is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Celebrate by staying home and turning the lights out.  The only good thing about the COVID-19 Pandemic is that less people are using planes, trains, cars etc so there have been improvements seen in the air quality.  Hopefully after the social distancing measures are no longer required we will remember the environmental benefits of using less gas/oil and reduce our non-essential travel.