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September 2015

From septem, Latin for “seven.”  If September Means “Seven” Why is it the Ninth Month?

Classical Music Month
Classical music is art music (I love that description!)

Two articles written in the same month of the same year, one claims classical music is dead and the second article is a rebuttal piece:
Requiem: Classical music in America is dead.
The Fat Lady is Still Singing

Classical Archives: The Largest Classical Music Site in the World
10 Pieces of Classical Music You Know Thanks to the Movies
Top 5 movies about classical musicians
Some movies that make classical music the main character: Fantasia, Fantasia 2000, what other ones do you know of?

Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrating the contributions Hispanics have made
25 Most Influential Hispanics in America
September 15 is the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. (source)

Fall Hat Month
Find a hat that you will love to wear this fall!

International Square Dancing Month
Square dancing has been an integral part of American social life for centuries.
Texas Star Square Dance

National Courtesy Month 

Is Common Courtesy Dead?
Courtesy isn't dead; it's actually quite common
How to exercise basic common courtesy and respect
Seven Signs that Common Courtesy is Dying - An Observation

Little League Month 
Little League Official Website
Throw a Little League Party

National Piano Month
The Story of the Piano
Top 20 The world's greatest pianists
10 of the greatest piano players in Rock
16 Beautiful Contemporary Piano Solos
Some of my most favorite piano players are Jim Brickman, Billy Joel, and Harry Connick Jr.
And because I adore Harry Connick Jr and Ellen here's this little clip.

Chicken Month
Factory-Farmed Chickens: Their Difficult Lives and Deaths 
How the Chicken Conquered the World
Watch The Natural History of the Chicken

A Chicken Funny

Baby Safety Month
The link provides a room by room safety check.  Great tips. Make sure every space your sweet babies are going to be in is safe.

Self Improvement Month  (additional tips on observing this month)

The main links for this month provide really great tips and thoughts on self-improvement.  Make sure you check those out.
25 Healthy Changes You Can Make Today (or this month!)
22 Killer Personal Development Resources You’re Missing Out On
Invest In Your Personal Development

Better Breakfast Month
Try some different breakfast options this month.  Expand your horizons! I guarantee you will discover some new favorites. One of my favorites is eggs on toast with avocado. It is delicious!


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