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November 20, 2105

Absurdity Day
Absurdity in life
The Absurdity of Life without God - I wanted to be fair and offer a link that offered the viewpoint of "absurdity of faith in God" but when I Googled it nothing came up except the article I just linked to and then links about Absurdism, it's the closest I could find.
The Age of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes It Hard to Be Happy


Beautiful Day
Beautiful Day in song :: U2, Beach Boys, Michael Buble, Joshua RadinQueen, Jamie Grace, Mozez Wright, DJ SplashTom Boxer featuring Jay, Thea Gilmore

Beautiful Day in words :: Oh what a beautiful day, Most Beautiful DayBeautiful Day, Another Beautiful Day



Universal Children's Day
"The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard. " (source)
Bright Futures for Every Child, Every Nation
Violence Against Children: A UN Study
Evidence on rampant violence against children ‘compels us to act’ – UNICEF report
Supporting and Encouraging Children’s Right to be Heard















Name Your PC
Ideas for Names
Computer Name Generator

Peanut Butter Fudge Day
This isn't the first time fudge shows up in our celebrations so I believe all that is needed is a good recipe so *we* can make our own! Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Fudge Recipe

African Industrialization Day
This is a time when governments and other organizations in many African countries examine ways to stimulate Africa's industrialization process. It is also an occasion to draw worldwide media attention to the problems and challenges of industrialization in Africa. (source)
Industrialization In Africa: Can The Continent Make It?
How Africa's natural resources can drive industrial revolution

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sen·ti·men·tal
/ˌsen(t)əˈmen(t)l/
adjective
of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.



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