Daily Quote: September 10, 2021

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter,
day and night, exercise and rest.

~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
English – Artist / September 10, 1834 – November 4, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Pause to remember World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide leaves those behind wondering and questioning what could we have done differently to prevent this terrible loss. Often the answer is nothing. So, instead everyday be available to listen to others and offer understanding. Support your local Suicide Prevention call in lines and carry on.

Others are battling for their lives as we remember Stand up to Cancer Day. Looking for cures and new methods of early detection. Fight this terrible disease.

This Second Friday in September is also National Hot Dog Day. So whether you buy one from a street vendor or enjoy one on the BBQ in your own back yard, enjoy a hot dog today.

Daily Quote: July 22, 2020

My own curiosity and interest are insatiable.
~ Emma Lazarus (American – Poet  / July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887)


Ratcatcher’s Day

National Hot Dog Day

(Canada and USA)


Ratcatcher’s Day celebrates the Pied Piper.

My cat Archie probably wouldn’t catch any rats, his attempts to catch a butterfly still haven’t been successful.  However, his curiosity is like that of all cats and he loves his supervised visits to the outside world.