Daily Quote: March 23, 2021

There is only one meaning of life:
the act of living itself.

~ Erich Fromm (American – Psychologist / March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

It’s a beautiful day to celebrate World Meteorological Day. Early springtime and we’re having wonderfully sunny warm days. Spring bulbs are peaking out of the ground. Just the type of weather that makes a person appreciate being alive. Unfortunately, for the maple syrup makers, it’s too warm in the daytime and it isn’t cold enough at night, so the season might come to an early end.

Bouncing baby puppies and we all want one. The pandemic has causes a huge increase in pet adoptions and a shortage of puppies. So if you’re lucky enough to have a puppy celebrate National Puppy Day. If you don’t have one, watch some sweet clips on Facebook of puppies.

And as sweet as that is at least there’s no sugar. Cut back on your sugar (and carb) consumption, maintain a well balanced diet, exercise daily and check your blood sugar levels. Today the the American Diabetes Association Alert Day. Advances in diabetes control have certainly made life much easier for diabetics. No more finger pricks to check blood sugars, instead a small monitor that can be read on a continuous basis is worn on the upper arm to track all those highs and lows with a quick scan.

Daily Quote: July 13, 2020

Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind;
it forces you to stretch your own.
~ Charles Scribner, Jr. (PublisherJuly 13, 1921- Nov 13, 1995)

National French Fry Day


Sunday was a perfect July summer day.  The heat wave was temporarily suspended.  There was a light breeze and the Old Ausable Channel was flat.  The rain from the previous day had washed the algae blooms to the bottom and the water was left crystal clear.  Kayaking was the thing to do.  It took me 2 hours to paddle to the far bridge, as I dawdled looking at everything.  Luckily there weren’t too many other people who got up early.  I counted 41 painted turtles sunning themselves on the logs.  And I saw this little muskrat playing in the lilies.  He was unafraid and almost swam right up to the kayak.