February 14: Pan-Universal Be Who You Are Day — in Zanzibar!

Happy Pan-Universal Be Who You Are Day, everyone! (For those of you who are new to the blog, a few years back I decided to reclaim Valentine’s Day and turn it into something else.) Here’s sunrise this morning, in the order in which the various colors happened. Kevin, this is a good day to thank… Read more »

February 14: The Fifth Annual Pan-Universal Be Who You Are Day

If you’ve been around my blog for a while, then you know what I think of the societal assumption that a life isn’t full without romance. You also know that while I sympathize with romantic (and every other kind of) cowardice, I really wish that after tea and cake and ices, J. Alfred would force… Read more »

February 14: Interplanetary Be Who You Are Day

So, there are a lot of things I don’t like about Valentine’s Day. For example, where our roses and diamonds come from. But less urgent, and closer to home, here’s something else I don’t like about Valentine’s Day: it tries to divide people up into two neat categories. (1) People who are madly in love… Read more »