Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not April 28 History Great Poetry Reading Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—April 28, 2015 Trust your weekend was a great one and your Taco Tuesday is also is off to a great start. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music video of Call Me and a relevant quote by John F. Kennedy, having enjoyed a large slice of blueberry pie ala mode,  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 any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. Workers’ Memorial Day—can international observance to promote awareness of the need for work safety in the workplace.
       2. Great Poetry Reading Day—celebrating the joys of reading poetry to a group or to a prospective boy or girl friend (It is also Kiss Your Mate Day and nothing warms a mate's heart more than a great romantic poem). I of course am partial to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com.  
       3. 1980 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1980 on a six week run Call Me  by Blondie, a very popular pioneer band in new wave and punk rock that has sold over 50 million records, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and is still performing today. Here is a link to a music video of Blondie singing Call Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKVS0eI85I (Debbie Harvey has a great voice).
       4. National Blueberry Pie Day—celebrating this omnivore’s favorite desert especially when served ala mode.    
       5. Lists Can Be Your Friend Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1908 of German industrialist who saved over 1,200 Jews from the Holocaust and is buried in Jerusalem, the only member of the Nazi Party to be accorded that honor.
On this day in
       a. 1253
, Nicheren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nicheren Buddhism.        
       b. 1503 in a preview of the destructive capabilities of rifles, the Battle of Cerignola in Southern Italy between Spanish and French forces with the Spanish armed with arquebusiers defeating a larger French army. It was the first battle won by small arms fire.
       c. 1869 Chinese and Irish laborers working for the Central Pacific set an unmatched record for laying track—10 miles.
       d. 1996 in one of many scandals that have embraced the Clintons over the years, President Clinton gave a 4 ½ hour deposition for the defense in the Whitewater Scandal.
       e. 2001 Dennis Tito became the first space tourist paying for a ride on a Soviet spacecraft to visit the International Space Station. Wonder what 20 million would buy in terms of fine wine and cuisine.  
Reflections on great poetry from the eyes and ears of a great president: “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” John F. Kennedy—I can hardly wait to find some time today to craft a poem or two and read them out loud
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