Monday, December 8, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 8 History Green Monday

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 8, 2014:    Trust your weekend was a great one and that you enjoyed the last college regular season football games and the pro games (unbelievable comeback for Andrew Luck and the Colts in Cleveland) and more importantly your Monday is off to a great note and if shopping avoiding the malls and doing it online.  As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Jim Morrison, with a smile on your sunscreened face, knowing it should be the day to enjoy a chocolate brownie, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
       1.  Green Monday—observing another day, this one created by eBay to create hype for Christmas shopping on line.
         2. Declaration Day—observing this day in 1941 when the United States Congress in response to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor declared war on the Empire of Japan.
        3. National Brownie Day—another great way to feed one’s chocolate addiction.
       4. 1968 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1969  I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye.
        5. The Fire Went Out Too Soon Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1943 of an iconic singer and song writer Jim Morrison of the Doors who perhaps through a drug overdose had his fire go out at the young age of 27. Not sure what his epitaph in a Paris cemetery reads but I would hope it would be something like this:
              “If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.” Another reason why this world needs more poets and fewer lawyers!
On this day in
      a. 1927 one of the oldest think tanks in the U.S. the Brookings Institution was founded and continues to this day providing thoughtful commentary on issues facing this nation and the world.
      b. 1980 John Lennon was murdered in New York City by Mark David Chapman, who is still incarcerated and not eligible for another parole hearing until 2016.
      c. 2010 wwith the second launch off the SpaceX Falcon 9 and the first launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.
Reflections on how to live one’s life hopefully with a purpose: “I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then — whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again... and they won't be able to forget me — ever.” Jim Morrison
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