Friday, June 22, 2018

Take Your Dog to Work Day June 22, 2018

DIANE'S CORNER ... 
Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day
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Dogs have been man’s best friend far back into pre-history when they became domesticated by choosing to live and work alongside mankind. From the very beginning, they worked alongside us, hunting and tracking and even keeping us safe at night by growling and barking when danger reared its ugly head.
In modern day, this relationship has been forgotten, and the poor pooch is now left to sit at home while we go about our daily business. Take Your Dog To Work Day is set to change this old policy back again, and bring the happy puppy back into our daily work lives.

History of Take Your Dog To Work Day

Pet Sitters international decided, in 1996, that there were far too many instances of people leaving their animals at home while they went about their workday. These amazing people are dedicated to saving animals from local shelters and humane shelters, and helping them find good homes with people who will love and respect them.
As part of this, they developed Take Your Dog To Work Day as an attempt to help restore puppies to the workplace and help people understand the human-animal bond.
Pets.Com acquired Take Your Dog to Work Day for a while, but that was before it crashed and burned in the dot-com crash. While they were still standing up and promoting the day, it was promoted by their poster dog Ernie, and then followed him with Sandy.
5000 companies were participating in this event by the end of 2003, and it’s just growing more with every single year.
So take the time on Take Your Dog To Work Day to bring your puppy to work and help educate others on the importance of saving these amazing critters from a rescue shelter and the streets.
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Word of the Day

shenanigan 


Definition:(noun) Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.
Synonyms:mischiefdevilmentroguerydevilrymischievousnessrascality
Usage:Mr. Jones had had enough of Billy's shenanigans and sent him to the principal's office in the hopes that she would be able to straighten the unruly student out.
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Idiom of the Day

miss the mark

 — To be slightly or somewhat mistaken, incorrect, or inaccurate.
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History

The Hammond Circus Train Wreck (1918)

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On the morning of June 22, 1918, a locomotive pulling empty passenger cars rear-ended the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train near Hammond, Indiana. The wreck and subsequent fire—likely ignited by the oil lamps in the circus train's wooden sleeping cars—resulted in 86 deaths and 127 injuries. Most of the dead were buried five days later in a nearby cemetery, their graves marked with nicknames like "Baldy" and "Smiley" since many bodies could not be formally identified. 

Erich Maria Remarque (1898)

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Drafted into the German army at age 18, Remarque served in World War I and was wounded several times. From his experience of trench warfare, he drew a grimly realistic picture of the horror of battle in his first novel and masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front. It was an immediate international success, and Remarque went on to write several other novels. 

Midsummer (Sweden)

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The Swedish begin their Midsommar celebration on the Friday before Midsummer Eve and continue through Sunday. Every town and village sets up a maypole, or Majstang, which is decorated with flowers, leaves, and flags. The province of Dalarna, where some of Sweden's oldest wooden cottages have been preserved, is a popular place to spend the Midsommar festival weekend. The Swedes call Midsommar "the day that never ends," because the sun doesn't begin to set until 10:00 p.m. and it rises again at 2:00 a.m. In areas that lie above the Arctic Circle, the sun shines 24 hours a day for six weeks. 

Honeybees Know A Lot About Nothing

Humans aren't the only species who can ponder abstract mathematical concepts like nonexistence. Honeybees understand that the number zero is less than 1, according to a new study. Dolphins, African grey parrots and non-human primates also understand ...
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Honeybees Know a Lot About Nothing


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1832 - J.I. Howe patented the pin machine. 

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1870 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice. 

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1874 - Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy, a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of medical disorders through the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles.

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1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.

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1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war. 

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1959 - Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes in a bowling tournament in Miami, FL. 

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1974 - In Chicago, the Sears Tower Skydeck opened. (Willis Tower) 

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1978 - James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon. 

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1998 - The 75th National Marbles Tournament began in Wildwood, NJ. 

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2009 - Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film.

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DAILY SQU-EEK



If You Were Born Today, June 22
You are an unusual, charming, and determined person. You have a bit of a perfectionist in you, and while you can be enormously sensitive, you are also so focused that you rarely give up on something (or someone, in some cases). You are dedicated, gentle yet strong, possess an unusual intelligence that might be defined as emotional intelligence, and you can be very stubborn in the pursuit of your goals. You are also very security-minded. Famous people born today: 
Gangster John Dillinger1903 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1934)

Filmmaker Billy Wilder1906 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders1918 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Actress Meryl Streep1949 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

US Senator Elizabeth Warren1949 Elizabeth Warren, American academic and US Senator (D-Massachusetts), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Author Dan Brown1964 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire


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READERS INFO
1.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2018

Jun 8 - Jul 1, 2018 | Ann Arbor, MI

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Established in 1984, the annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a celebration of outdoor entertainment, performing arts and community spirit. Taking place over the course of three weeks, the event features over 140 scheduled events like circus shows, family entertainment, live music from nationally touring acts, dance pieces, comedy routines and theatrical plays.

further information: 
At the Illusionist’s Table | Ann Arbor Summer Festival


2.

Lake Park Friends Wonderful Wednesdays 2018

Jun 20 - Aug 8, 2018 | Milwaukee, WI

Lake Park
Lake Park Friends
Energy is way too contained in an indoor music venue. Let that energy go where it wants through a series of outdoor concerts with Lake Park Friends Wonderful Wednesdays. No longer is Wednesday reduced to being Hump Day; this time, there’s something to do on a Wednesday! A list of live music acts has made the middle of the week something to look forward to.

further information: Music in the Park | Lake Park Friends


3.

South Ontario Solstice Gathering 2018

Jun 18-24, 2018 | Toronto, ON 

Solstice Gathering
The summer sun is finally returning from its leave of absence, and it would do you some good to soak in its warm and welcoming rays. You’ll ditch modern-day conveniences in exchange for a week-long retreat into the forest where you can camp, eat, dance freely and marvel at the stars illuminating the night sky. With the sun shining above, you can get closer to nature and make connections with new faces embarking on the same journey.

further information: 2018 Details


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Bare-faced curassow
A portrait of a female bare-faced curassow (Crax fasciolata), taken at the Pantanal in Brazil. This species of bird in the family Cracidae is found in eastern-central and southern Brazil, Paraguay, eastern Bolivia, and extreme northeast Argentina. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical dry and moist broadleaf forests.

Alaska
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A brown bear found in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska holds a freshly caught salmon in its mouth.

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knit
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knit
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crochet
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RECIPE
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CROCKPOT RECIPE
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SWEETS
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PINEAPPLE S'MORES
Easy desserts
You don’t have to top your fruit with chocolate. In fact, why not use use your fruit to replace the chocolate? By swapping the Hershey’s bar with pineapple, this s’mores recipe allows even the chocolate haters among us to enjoy everyone’s favorite campfire dessert.  
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ADULT COLORING

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CRAFTS
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
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popsicle bracelts {using scrap yarn}

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PUZZLE

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WORD SEARCH


abroad
absurd
aerial
agile
attach

bore
bright
buckle
bully
bundle
catch
clasp

ebooks
enroll
enterprise

flail
goose
growth

layoffs

medley
modish
repay

sales
school
stand
starch
state
stores
taste
throw
touch

underneath

yonder


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SUDOKU ... hard



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QUOTE
Image result for One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.

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An eight-story wave crashed down off the coast of New Zealand on May 8, 2018! At 78 feet tall, it is the largest known wave to ever hit the southern hemisphere!-------------------- Australia's James Harrison donated blood for 60 years - more than 1,000 times! It's estimated that he helped save 2.4 million lives!-------------------- Vultures can survive exposed to altitudes of 40,000 feet - about 11,000 feet higher than the peak of Everest!

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CLEVER
thanks, Sheri
Chocolate Insert
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Use the insert as a desk drawer organizer to separate paper clips, thumb tacks, etc. 

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EYE OPENER
thanks, Elaine
Life in the Computer Age!