June 23rd – Alan Turing’s Birthday
Alan Turing would have turned 100 years old today. At the beginning of the year, I said that we should recognize today each year as a holiday, to remind us of both the heights that man can achieve and of the depths that man can commit. And today’s the day we should raise our glasses in memory, in celebration, and in contemplation. There may be other figures throughout history who would...
Stupid Decisions Commemoration
May 15th – Stupid Decisions Commemoration is tomorrow! Time to party in recognition of the fact you’ve been an idiot many times over. And so has everyone else. Why you should celebrate:We’ve all made a number of dumb choices in our lives – so celebrate this one day with friends to share the moments of your stupid decisions and hopefully laugh at them – moving you beyond them and helping...
Today, March 14th, is Observance Observance! Time for you to celebrate the laws you’ve worked hard for, and to renew your resolve to remove the ones you feel are wrong/immoral. After all, if you don’t refresh your commitment against the bad ones, they only strengthen as you wane. Raise your glass in angry recognition that they still exist, and offer a toast in vengeance to ensure their...
High-Five A Random Stranger Day
Hope you had a wonderful February 4th.
Happy Vasili Arkhipov's Birthday!
The man prevented nuclear war. Raise your glass to him and unsung heroes today.
Unsung Heroes: Prepping For January 30th
From a reader: Robert Ingersoll is almost forgotten today, but at the height of his career, he was one of the most influential orators and freethinkers in America. He was a great student of liberalism and an emancipator of minds. He anticipated many 20th-century struggles, such as that of women for the right to vote, and the failed attempts in the 1920s to break the cycles of racism in...
Unsung Heroes: Prepping for January 30th
From a reader: The unsung hero of my life would be my adoptive family, the Brynestads. These people took me in when I was running away from my abusive home and without making a big deal about it made me one of their own. I was a terrified 18 year old, who had no clue what to do with a family that loved him and cared and they taught me how. They tolerated my bullshit then and three years...
Preparations for Vasili Arkhipov’s Birthday
Before we know it, January 30th – Vasili Arkhipov’s Birthday - will be quickly upon us. And you certainly can’t be ready to party appropriately unless you work yourself into the right mood for it, right? Remember, Vasili Arkhipov is an unsung hero - the man literally stopped a nuclear war. Now, surely many people may not exactly have pulled off such an astounding feat, or have their...
The New Holidays
Here’s a summary of each new holiday and why you should be celebrating it! January 30th – Vasili Arkhipov’s Birthday Why this should be a new holiday and how you should celebrate: The man is an unsung hero who prevented nuclear war. Take this day to celebrate and recognize the unsung heroes who have influenced your life and appreciate peace in the world that Arkhipov deserves...