Daily Quote: March 13, 2022

Without hope we are lost.

~ Mahmoud Darwish
Palestinian – Poet / March 13, 1941 – August 9, 2008

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Celebrating the 2nd Sunday in Lent.

I’ve had to reduce the amount of time spent watching the news. One image of the “War” in the Ukraine continues to haunt me. A little boy in a brown snow suit, alone but in a crowd, crying and running from the bombing. The little boy, an innocent, reminding me of my grandsons. Obviously well cared for and loved, suddenly his whole world literally being shot to hell and spiraling out of control. These atrocities affecting 40 Million people, a number I’m having a hard time comprehending. What does bombing these people accomplish? They aren’t decision makers. They are just people, who until the bombing started were living there peaceful lives with minor day to day challenges. Women, children, babies living comfortable lives. I pray the bombing and death instruments stop so there is no more “collateral damage”.

We remembered Barbie Day just a short while ago, so today is for Kenneth Carson as we celebrate Ken Day. Ken was introduced in 1961, 2 years after Barbie. Famous for being Barbie’s boyfriend, without any genetalia, tanned, well muscled and blonde.

Today is the Beginning of Day Light Savings Time for most of North America. For those of you who forgot to set your clocks ahead, you’re now an hour late for church. But you will get to enjoy an extra hour of sunshine tonight.

Food is always an inspiration I like to end with. So enjoy National Coconut Torte Day and pray for those without food in the Ukraine today.

Daily Quote: March 14, 2021

I never have taken a picture I’ve intended.
They’re always better or worse.

~ Diane Arbus (American – Photographer March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Already March 14th, the Second Sunday in March. Today is The Start of Daylight Saving Time in almost all of North America. One of the 2 days of the year when it is debated if we should continue to keep changing time for Summer and Winter. If you forgot to set your clock ahead last night either do it now or be an hour late for everything. Computers and cell phones think their smart and now automatically change the time for you. So don’t change them or you’ll end up and hour early for everything.

Being March 14th (3.14), today is Pi Day. That magic mathematical day to celebrate 3.14. Or as some would prefer pie day. Any excuse to eat a pie.

Spring is less than a week away and the weather has been warm (er) and sunny. We went to the playground yesterday. It was packed. With lesser COVID-19 restrictions the mild weather drew everyone outside. But the play is different. The children don’t mingle like they used to. They play in the park avoiding others and keeping their distance.

Today is also the 4th Sunday in Lent. The great celebration of Easter is rapidly approaching. If you’ve chosen to pray and do good deeds this Lenten Season, think of how it would be if you decided this should be a permanent change in your life.