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Father’s Day 2020 — From My 14-Year Old Artist, Teischan (Named After ‘Titian’).

by Anura Guruge


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What can I say? First things she said was that this was ALL she could do this year because she was BUSY!

It is true that she is painting another wall. Yes, an entire wall. 4th one she is painting, IF I have it right. Might be 5th.

So, how can I complain. All I know is that Titian probably would not complain that I named her after him — & did so 3-months BEFORE she was born!



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Happy Father’s Day 2020 — From Anura Guruge.

by Anura Guruge



He was the father to Millions.

He was the Father to a Nation.

He is THE inspiration I want for THIS Father’s Day.

#THINK.

#REFLECT.

#ENJOY.

#REJOICE.


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I HATE The Summer Solstice. My LEAST Favorite Day Of The Year. Tells You That Winter Is Coming!

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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.



OK, I will grant YOU that you need to live in the Arctic Circle, as I do, to appreciate this.

The Summer Solstice is TRULY depressing. In YOUR face that days will start getting shorter within 20-hours! Yes, days get shorter as of tomorrow.

I hate the Summer Solstice.

I love, I adore the Winter Solstice. Now that is a HOLIDAY.

Think about it.


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‘Juneteenth 2020’ — REJOICE! Be Happy. Be Strong.Be Resolute, Be Focused.

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More so than any other year.

The tide may be turning. But, we have to stay UNITED.

Rejoice.

Thanks, Abe. You were A GREAT PRESIDENT. Second to NONE.


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2020 Summer Solstice Is A Week Away, But We Are Having Our Earliest Sunrises.

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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.


Sunrise & sunset times are NOT in (& never are) in lock-step. So, we don’t get the earliest sunrise coupled with the latest sunset on the Summer Solstice.

This year the earliest sunrises, at 5:05am, are happening right now — and will be done on June 18. Sunsets, however, continue to be later. Which is how we still managed to get the longest day on the Solstice. But, we are now talking in SECONDS.


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Just Baffles I That People Still Do NOT Get ‘Memorial Day’ — & That Includes Trump.

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The above was my post from LAST year. I reminded folks that ‘Memorial Day‘ is NOT a happy holiday. It is a day for commemoration, reflection, respect & humility.

I, as invariably happens each year, have been beside myself with people just NOT getting what ‘Memorial Day’ is all about.

It is ‘Memorial Day’. NOT “Veteran’s Day“. There is a HUGE difference.

But, if Trump is confused ….


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Memorial Day 2020 — Early, As In May 25, But Not Unusual.

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Prior to 1971, it was called ‘Decoration Day’ & always held on May 31st, irrespective of what day of the week it was.

As of 1971 it became ‘Memorial Day‘ & would be held on the LAST Monday of May.

Last Monday of May can fall between the 25th & 31st.

So, while May 25th may seem early — and it is (in that it is THE earliest it can now be) — it is not uncommon.

We had Memorial Day on May 25th just 5-years ago, in 2015. You can’t remember that?

And it was 6-years prior to that. Prior that that we had an 11-year gap.

Memorial Day falling on the 25th goes in those 5-6-11 year cycles. That is the same for all these types of fixed day events. 11-year gaps come about due to Leap Years.

We will have Memorial Day again on May 25th in 6-years time. Don’t forget.


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Happy Sinhalese “Old Year” 2020 — April 13.

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Come on. It makes sense. It is the day BEFORE the ‘New Year‘. So, it is the ‘Old Year‘. Well, we can be perverse.

Yes, New Year’s EVE would make more sense.

But, unlike an ‘Eve’ this is full-day, FULL holiday.

National Holiday, April 13 & April 14. We like our holidays.

I, alas, do NOT celebrate the Sinhalese New Year — other than on the Web.

My U.S. family is totally oblivious and has NO interest in learning, let alone observing. IF I did say ‘Presents’ they may be more motivated.

It was my beloved grandmother’s birthday. So, it was always a dual celebration. She was the one that brought me up.

So, HAPPY “Old Year” 2020.


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