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Days: April 23rd (International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day)

This is a post a day on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year. A tiny vignette of each day, and a ramble of my thoughts.  Being from a western culture that will show my bias – please add your viewpoint in the comments!

April 23. Really what could make you want to celebrate more than a name like that? The day was created in response to a comment by  Howard V. Hendrix  about “the increasing presence in our organization the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America of webscabs, who post their creations on the net for free”.  Continue reading

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Days: April 22nd (Earth Day)

This is a post a day on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year. A tiny vignette of each day, and a ramble of my thoughts.  Being from a western culture that will show my bias – please add your viewpoint in the comments!

April 22.  Earth Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness of environmental issues.  It was started in 1970 – and in my opinion has served to remind us of our guilt but otherwise had little impact on societal values. Continue reading

Days: April 21st (Happy Birthday Rome)

This is a post a day on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year. A tiny vignette of each day, and a ramble of my thoughts.  Being from a western culture that will show my bias – please add your viewpoint in the comments!

April 21st.  On this day – the Feast of Pales – and sometime between 753 and 728 BC the city of Rome was founded by Romulus.  Continue reading

Days: April 20th (4/20 Day)

This is a post a day on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year. A tiny vignette of each day, and a ramble of my thoughts.  Being from a western culture that will show my bias – please add your viewpoint in the comments!

April 20th. Today is Easter. In Christian terms the day of resurrection: a day of rebirth and new beginnings. I started out doing these posts about each day with high hopes. False hopes. I see now it is more my own obsession and mostly a source of boredom for others. So I will stop being so wordy and just link to other sources.  Continue reading

Days: April 19th (Bicycle Day – The First Trip)

This series on the symbolism and celebration associated with each day of the year will paint a small vignette of each day, and a ramble of my own thoughts on the day.  Being from a western culture that will shape my viewpoint and show my bias – I am happy to hear from  my readers about other cultural viewpoints.

April 19th.  In 1943 Albert Hoffman began investigating the effects of a drug that had been synthesized a few years early in the Sandoz Laboratories research labs in Basel Switzerland.  Hoffman ingested a small amount of  the psychedelic  lysergic acid diethylamide  or LSD. The initial effects seemed mild, and then an hour later Hoffman began feeling anxious and felt his perception altering. Hoffman asked his assistant to help  Hoffman get home. Because they had no other vehicle (due to the wartime restrictions) they rode home on bicycles. Continue reading