Life Goes On
April 28 is "Blueberry Pie Day," which I may have to celebrate tomorrow because I already went to the story and didn't know at the time to get blueberries. I have only baked one blueberry pie in my lifetime, but maybe it is time for another. And as long as we are on the topic of food, it is also "Shrimp Scampi Day."
Today is also "Clean Comedy Day." Humor can be a sign of intelligence...full of originality, creativity, agility to think outside the box. But some humor simply relies on the same tired shock-effect of certain words, sounds, and delicate topics. I'm no prude, but I am against cheap humor, mean-spirited humor, and worn out topics. So Clean Humor Day sounds fine to me...but it better be just as funny as risqué humor. You don't get a pass just because it's clean. (Oops, didn't mean to get to preaching there.)
It is Biological Clock Day, a reminder that our bodies are in a holistic rhythm with days and seasons. If we try to do too much at night...or keep too cold in the summer...well...I won't preach another sermon. But what a good idea it is to try to get our bodies and minds in rhythm with the world as God created it.
And it is "Cubicle Day," in honor of the man who invented the cubicle, Robert Probst. Mr. Probst intended to invent a workspace that was humane and productive. But later in life he was disappointed at how businesses crammed rooms full of his cubicles. He said, "The cubicilizing of people in modern corporations is monolithic insanity."