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April 4, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Victims of Violence Holy Day – This is the anniversary of MLK's death. The second of three Emancipation Days of Respect which honor the memory of Martin Luther King by promoting respect, unity and remembrance.

National Cordon Bleu Day – chicken breast, wrapped around ham, breaded and cooked to perfection. There's dinner for you.

Hug A Newsman Day – Where would we be without our newsmen to tell us what is going on in the world. I just wish they wouldn't sensationalize so much.

Walk Around Things Day – Instead of blundering through and bruising up your shins, walk around obstacles today whether they are physical or emotional.

School Librarian Day – Another day of controversy regarding when it should be celebrated. But it definitely should be celebrated at some point. Where would we be in our educational lives without the school Librarian. Otherwise, you could spend a fortune buying all the books you need from the bookstore for all the research you have to do in those years.

International Carrot Day – Apparently, these were first grown as medicine instead of food centuries ago. There are many different kinds of carrots so experiment a little, I'm sure you will find one to your liking.

Tell A Lie Day – I have seen a website that links this day to George Orwell's 1984 because the main character was forced to live a lie. Whatever the origin, today is a day to be less than truthful, not something I normally encourage so I'm hoping my children don't look at this today.

International Day For Mine Awareness & Assistance In Mine Action – There are many places in this world where hidden land mines left over from past wars make life very dangerous for the people who have to live in those former war zones.

Vitamin C Day – Focus on what you are eating today. Are you getting enough Vitamin C in the foods you eat? Maybe you need to eat more spinach or citrus fruits. I know, not exactly what you wanted to hear.

World Rat Day – This is a day to highlight the fancy rat and how it is a great pet to have. But I'm not going to tell you that because I don't want my children to start wanting one. So you'll have to look at the web page and decide for yourself.

National D.A.R.E. Day – Every year, the President of the United States designates a day around this time of year to be a National D.A.R.E. Day. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and it involves police officers educating kids in school about the hazards of drugs.

To celebrate today, have a grapefruit for breakfast before you leave for the police station. When you get there, thank the police officers for teaching your kids about how important it is to stay away from drugs. Then head to the newspaper office to hug all the newsmen and women you can find. On the way, carefully make sure you walk around all the mines that may hiding in the ground. On the way home, stop by your children's schools to ask the librarian for her/his recommendation for books about Martin Luther King that you can share with your children. After your dinner of chicken cordon bleu and carrots, you can take some time to discuss the D.A.R.E. program with your kids, find out where they stand on the whole rat issue (and tell them where you stand as well) and then regal them with outrageous tales (lies) of what life was like when you were a kid.

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