January 24 – Daily Feast

January 24 – Daily Feast

Other people have no more power than we do. They may have the knack for making us think they can do anything. A little adjustment down in our minds will stop the thought that we must cope and compete with those who have greater advantages. If we believe anything holds us back, limits our ability, we can know beyond a doubt that more ability resides in us than we will ever have time to hone and develop. When we are doing something we love to do, it comes naturally to mind our own business and to polish our own skills. Love for the right work takes it out of the role of labor and competition and makes it into a work of art. Then, the little competitive self is dissolved into a powerful giant that didn’t realize how much he was growing.

~ Your nation supposes that we, like the white people, cannot live without bread and pork and beer. But you ought to know that He, the Great Spirit and Master of Life has provided….for us in these spacious lakes….and woody mountains. ~


‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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January 21 – Daily Feast

January 21 – Daily Feast

In the darkest day in winter color is everywhere. They are colors we do not expect to see, so we do not see them. They float on early morning clouds that lie aloft in the southern sky and hover in the crevices of hills at midday. In the evening, the western horizon is purple – all shades of purple, which the Cherokee calls gi ge s di. The last rays of sunlight color the scuddling clouds with purple, rose, and lilac. The Indian loves color and is tuned in to its joy. If we are caught in moods that are drab, our eyes have little chance of seeing color. A drab view can be changed. Even now a, as go in ge (jay) and a brilliant, gi ga ge (cardinal) can stir us with their blues and reds if we have the heart to see them.

~ This is the most valuable thing I have ever possessed. ~


‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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This Day In History, April 28th

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A Timeline Of Events That Occurred On This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 28

357   Constantius II visits Rome for the first time.
1282   Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.
1635   Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
1760   French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second battle on the Plains of Abraham.
1788   Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
1789   The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.
1818   President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
1856   Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.
1902   Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.
1910   The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
1916   British declare martial law throughout Ireland.
1919   Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.
1920   Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.
1930   The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.
1932   A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
1945   Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
1946   The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes
1947   Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.
1953   French troops evacuate northern Laos.
1965   The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1967   Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of boxing title.
1969   Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
Born on April 28
1442   Edward IV, king of England (1461-1470, 1471-1483), first king of the House of York.
1758   James Monroe, fifth President of the United States (1817-1825).
1878   Lionel Barrymore, American stage, screen and radio actor.
1892   John Jacob Niles, American folk singer and folklorist.
1898   William Soutar, Scottish poet.
1902   Johan Borgen, Norwegian novelist.
1912   Odette Hallowes, British secret agent.
1926   Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird).
1930   James Baker III, Cabinet secretary for Presidents Reagan and Bush.
1936   Kenneth White, poet and essayist.
1937   Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq.
1937   Jean Redpath, Scottish folk singer.


Celebration Around The World, Jan. 26th

Spike the Punch Day
Uphellyaa Day (Scotland) – Norse galley burned in Viking sacrifice to sun.
Australia Day
St. Timothy’s Day (patron against stomachaches)
Duarte Day (Dominican Republic)
Republic Day (India)
St. Titus’ Day (patron of Crete; against freethinking)
National Popcorn Day
St. Paula’s Day (patron of widows)
Gone To Croatan Festival
Smeltania (Boyne City, Michigan)
National Peanut Brittle Day
St. Polycarp’s Day
Fond du Lac Winter Celebration (Lake Winebago @)
St. Xenophon’s Day (Eastern)
End of the Fifth Quarter of the Ninth Dozen of the Thirteenth Set (Fairy)

Tu Bishrat: New Year of the trees in ancient Palestine. Families plant a tree for each child born in the year (cedar for boys, cypress for girls).

GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast – Source: The Daily Globe, School Of The Seasons and The Daily Bleed