Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 12, 2016 Poetry At Work Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 12, 2016, 374 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust you enjoyed watching Alabama’s win over Clemson, are pleased with Stanford’s final ranking as number three and better yet your Tuesday is off to a great start with all or a majority of your  New Year’s Resolutions still being observed; as always, I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Whitney Houston; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Rainier Maria Rilke, looking forward to enjoying some curried chicken, blessed with a positive attitude 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. Poetry At Work Day—commemorating the creative benefits of poetry at work—creativity and integrity are the foundations of successful leadership and why this country needs more poets but fewer lawyers.                           
2. Stick To Your Resolutions List—commemorating and honoring those who have made it this far in keeping to your New Year’s Resolutions.
3. 1993 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1993 on a long run of fourteen weeks in that position I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston. Here is a link to Whitney Houston performing I Will Always Love You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU
4. National Curried Chicken Day—celebrating a great way to spice up your otherwise bland chicken.
5. Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1951 of noted Cheers actress Kristie Alley who as a noted cougar wants only to date men under the age of 30.
On this day in:  
a. 1773 the first public museum was opened in North America at Charleston, South Carolina.
b. 1896 the first public X-ray photo was displayed by Doctor Henry Smith of Davidson, North Carolina.
c. 1906 the rules committee for college football legalized the forward pass.                                                         
d. 1991 Congress gave President Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq which we did and defeated the Iraqis in 100 hours.
e. 2010 a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing over 250,000 people and almost completely destroying the nation’s capital.                    
Reflections on poetry: “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.” Rainer Maria Rilke Noted Bohemia-Austrian poet
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