Thursday, November 28, 2013

Today is the day

Last night began the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, commemorating the re-dedication of the temple in the 2nd century BCE.

Today Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a family- and food-centered holiday commemorating the supposed sharing of meal between early settlers and the native population of North America.

This morning was also supposed to see the appearance of the comet ISON slingshot around the sun.  Unfortunately, it burned up before it came around and showed itself to earth.

Three countries of the world celebrate their independence from colonial rule today - Albania from Turkey, Panama from Spain, and Mauritania from France.

Pope Gregory III died today, but Jon Stewart was born.

I ate dinner with family, did work, played with the dog, and watched curling on television.

And that's today.

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