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Your daily dose of random readings and the occasional rant. Ideal for the person who hates NPR and has no friends, but still wants to hear a familiar voice every day.

Daily Podcast Practice Rich Grimshaw

    • Society & Culture

Your daily dose of random readings and the occasional rant. Ideal for the person who hates NPR and has no friends, but still wants to hear a familiar voice every day.

    Autumn Apples

    Autumn Apples

    Raised planting beds by Birdie and Epic Gardening  Birdies.  I got these from epicGardening.com https://shop.epicgardening.com/

    Today is Johnny Appleseed day today.   https://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/johnny-appleseed-day/

    Johnny’s apples were most often used to make hard apple cider https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/real-johnny-appleseed-brought-applesand-booze-american-frontier-180953263/

    • 9 min
    One-Hit Wonders

    One-Hit Wonders

    Today is National One-Hit-Wonder Day https://www.westernjournal.com/national-one-hit-wonder-day-top-one-hit-wonders-per-decade/

    A list of one-hit-wonders https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States

    Happy Birthday, Steve Rosen https://www.rockgodzhalloffame.com/rock-godz-hall-of-fame-inductee-steven-rosen/

    • 10 min
    Punctuation and Neon Lights

    Punctuation and Neon Lights

    Today is National Punctuation Day   https://www.nationalpunctuationday.com

    Born on this day in 1870 Georges Claude, French engineer and inventor  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Claude 

    What would you put on free billboard space?

    • 8 min
    What if Euripides Wrote Commercials?

    What if Euripides Wrote Commercials?

    Today is Remember Me Thursday  https://remembermethursday.org/   raising awareness for orphaned and sheltered pets.

    Born on this day in 480 BC Greek Playwright Euripides in Salamis, Greece https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euripides

    So our word today is decadent https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decadent

    Best commercials I've ever seen.

    • 10 min
    Wild Swans

    Wild Swans

    Today is the autumnal equinox.  To celebrate we read a beautiful poem of autumn, The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats.

    • 7 min
    Macadamisation

    Macadamisation

    Remembering the style of Paul Harvey

    892 days until my retirement

    Today is also World Alzheimer’s Day https://nationaltoday.com/world-alzheimers-day/

    Born on this day in 1756, John Loudon McAdam  https://www.onthisday.com/  Scottish civil engineer and road builder who changed the way roads were built when he developed macadamisation, later shortened to mcadam.

    • 8 min

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