Today is National School Librarian Day. I’m sure we all have stories about our own school librarians, most involving telling us to “Shhhh!” Anyway, here’s a nice quote about librarians.
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
– Neil Gaiman
April 4th is National School Librarian Day. It is set aside to honor all school librarians. School librarians spend long hours keeping the library organized, helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning and are dedicated to creating an environment they can learn in every day of the year. All of this hard work often goes unappreciated.
Today is the first day of spring. Or yesterday was, depending on where you are!
The vernal equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator. This is the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator, from south to north. This happens on March 19, 20 or 21 every year.
Here’s a fun quote about spring!
The time the sun crosses the equator marking the Vernal Equinox is different for each time zone. For those in the Pacific, Mountain and Central time zones, this will occur on March 19th. For those in the Eastern time zone, spring begins on March 20th at 12:30 a.m.
This year spring arrives a little earlier due to it being a leap year. You might remember back on Leap Day a little math lesson regarding the Gregorian calendar. To keep our calendar following the seasons so that spring happens when flowers grow and winter arrives when snow falls, an additional day was figured into years divisible by the number four.
Before this year, the earliest spring on record took place in 1896.
We’re pretty sure the band in today’s #MusicEveryday selection wanted to call themselves “Next to Nothing.” However, since there were probably 78 bands already claiming the name, they broke out a thesaurus. Instead of Next to Nothing, we get Adjacent to Nothing.
Today’s album is the band’s self-titled debut. It is pretty typical nu-metal fare, with intelligent lyrical twists. We think we like this album so much simply by virtue of how hard it was, at the time, to find. We had to cobble it together song-by-song.
Of course, our favorite track (track 2, can you believe it?!), isn’t available on the youtube, so here’s the track “Crutch.” A pretty good representation of what’s on the album.
Adjacent to Nothing is another album that is conducive to anger management. Enjoy.
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8th. This global day celebrates the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity.
International Women’s Day origins can be traced back to the early 1900’s. Find out more on the history of the day by visiting InternationalWomensDay.com.
This one comes to us via CNN. Pictured is Damone “D” Hudson, a bus driver in Dayton, Ohio. “D” was just doing his job, driving his bus, when he saw a woman in seeming distress, standing on the ledge of bridge. Instead of driving past and ignoring her, which too many are willing to do, Mr. Hudson stopped to help.
Damone “D” Hudson was driving across the Main Street Bridge in Dayton last month when he spotted the woman.
He immediately stopped the bus and started talking with her, hoping to persuade her to come back on the other side of the rail.
Mr. Hudson occupied the lady, talking to her even as he was motioning to other folks to call the police.
“First thing I could think to say to her was, ‘Ma’am you look like you’re having a bad day. You know, can I give you a hug?”
Whether she took him up on the hug, the story doesn’t say, but the police arrived and helped the lady to the non-dangerous side of the ledge.
True to the Everyday Hero, Mr. Hudson was very modest about his deeds.
“I wasn’t trying to be heroic, I just saw someone that looked like she was definitely in pain or trouble and I just wanted to make a connection,” he said.
Mr. Hudson will be honored by RTA, his employer of 24 years, for his actions. Well done, Mr. Hudson!
(if you, or anyone you know, is struggling and thinking bad things, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255).