Daily Quote: April 19, 2021

All that non-fiction can do is answer questions.
It’s fiction’s business to ask them.

~ Richard Hughes (British – Writer / April 19, 1900 – April 28, 1976)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Monday, April 19th, in Ontario students are back from spring break, back to the computers to do their on-line lessons as there will be no in person learning in either public or private schools probable for the remainder of the school year.

In Latin America it is Indigenous Day. A day to remember the indigenous people of Latin America.

When looking up the holidays and celebrations for today I saw that it was Bicycle Day. I thought oh I can relate to that. Then I read further and discovered it was the first day a clinical trial for LSD was done by Albert Hofmann in Switzerland in 1943. The scientist rode his bicycle home with the help of an assistant. The drug of enlightenment in the 60’s that has since lost favor due to the number of people that used it and then jumped off buildings while they were taking their trip.

National Hanging Out Day is a celebration more my style. It’s a day dedicated to hanging out your laundry. Nothing smells as fresh as sheets hung out in the April Sunshine. Here’s a holiday I can support whole heartily.

Paint Night Tutorial with Jesse Robertson: Morning Butterflies.

Daily Quote: April 19, 2020

You do things for yourself,
and you do things for other people,
and you hope that these things coincide.
~William Klein (French – Photographer/ April 19, 1928)

Bicycle Day

National Hanging Out Day

The trails at the local conservation area are busy as social distancing continues.  Everyone trying to get a bit of exercise, some fresh air and outside for a short while.  Riding their bicycles, taking a walk or just hanging out.  Signs posted say you can’t stop and can only use the paths to “walk through”.

COVID-19 numbers in China had a major correction made in the number of deaths reported.  Of course President Trump had to say it was because they falsified information.  USA is still leading the way with the number of cases and deaths.



Cases per 1 million people



2,310,572 297.15 590,682 158,691
United States
737,686 2,238.42 64,700 38,732
33,383 878.98 11,206 1,470
Ontario 10,010 confirmed 0 514 Deaths