Daily Quote: April 3, 2021

Good words are worth much, and cost little.

~ George Herbert (British – Poet / April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The first Saturday in April is also Easter Saturday in the Christian Calendar. The day we remember that Christ lay in the tomb, alone in the dark with a huge rock rolled in front of the door and a guard outside to ensure that the body would be kept safe. A day of mourning, grief and darkness before the return to life.

Today is also a day set aside to honour American Circus Day. During the Pandemic, we haven’t been able to go to the Circus. Here’s hoping there’s one to go to once all this madness is done.

With April Showers we all go out and seek Rainbows. So get out and look for the eternal symbol of hope. Rainbows have been used recently to symbolize other things: Gay rights; rainbow babies; autism…….. So I wish you luck on Find a Rainbow Day.

Daily Quote: April 3, 2020

Living well is the best revenge.
~ George Herbert
(British – Poet April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633)


National Tweed Day

Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day

Hospital Admitting Clerks Day

Find a Rainbow Day


Quarantine after travel Day 14 +1.  Still one more day.  Not that it will make much of a difference.  Regulations will still limit the places I can go and who I can see with social distancing still being required.

COVID-19 is still increasing in numbers and effects. There are more than 1 million cases of coronavirus globally, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Canada is reporting 11,131 confirmed cases as of April 2nd, 2020 (the real number is much higher as testing is only being done for high risk individuals and Health Care Professionals in Ontario).  486 cases have been hospitalized, including 148 in intensive care while the number of deaths is now over 105.

Keeping in mind that the USA has more than 10 times the population of Canada,
The numbers for the USA are:

    • Total cases: over 230,000
    • Total deaths: over 5,600