THE GREAT CALENDAR DISCONNECT!

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Today is Mother’s Day.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the good and great mothers.  For the not so good and not so great?  Well, you ladies just have a nice day and let it go at that.

I am sure you went through the same feelings I did when I was a young child.  I would always wonder why there was a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day but there wasn’t a day devoted to me—a Kid’s Day.

Mom would always tell me—your mother said the same thing, too—“That’s because every day is kid’s day!”  I don’t know why I accepted that answer, but I did.  What a copout!   Think about it.  Moms and Dads get both a birthday and then another full day devoted to each of them.  That’s twice the number of cards and twice the number of gifts and twice the number of dinners at a nice restaurant.  Well, if “everyday is kid’s day” then why don’t kids get cards and gifts and dinners every day?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Fairness is a big deal with me.  I’ve been accused of being obsessed with fairness.  My father was an exceptionally fair-mined person.  I guess I get most of my fairness from him.  In fact, if you ever need a referee or a judge or some kind of arbitrator…well, look no further.  You won’t find anyone more fair-minded than me.  Okay, you get the picture.  Now, let’s move on the real point I’m trying to make today.

It is nice that folks get a day dedicated to them.  Everybody should.  Today it’s Mom’s turn.  Next month, on June 16th, it’ll be Dad’s turn.  I don’t remember what month it takes place in, but nowadays there’s even a day devoted to grandparents.  Gee, I’ve never gotten a Grandparent’s Day card.  It’s okay, no biggie.

So, quit stalling, I say to myself.  Get it out.  That’s one reason I have a blog.  Let everyone know what’s really bugin’ me.  All right, here it is…Today is Mother’s Day.  I am not a mother.  But today…today…today is my birthday.  Now, I ask you: is that fair?!!!!

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May is International Green Month (see May 5 Blog)

Please do something Green!

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Books by Marc Kuhn: THE POPE’S STONE, an historical novel that follows two descendants of a Virginia family who, despite living a century apart, share uncanny similarities in their lives; NEVER GOOSE A MOOSE, a collection of whimsical verse featuring thought-provoking “never-do’s” that children should beware of; and ABOUT A FARM, a children’s book about challenges we all face every day, regardless of where we live.  All three books are available at amazon.com and each has its own .com website under its title.

Intimate details about Marc Kuhn and other exhilarating stuff at marckuhn.com

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About Marc Kuhn

I am a retired radio exec. I've worked at major stations in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Miami. That was then. This is now: I've published seven books and this blog thingy. Need to know more? Really? Okay, I bare/bear all at http://marckuhn.com The other links are for the websites of each of the books I've written. I've been busy! Hope you'll stop by and check them out. Thanks for your interest!
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3 Responses to THE GREAT CALENDAR DISCONNECT!

  1. Marc Kuhn says:

    Personally, I’d go for the summer solstice. This age thing is getting old…literally!

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  2. Suzanne Langman says:

    Happy Birthday
    So now I have a Dilemma, on June 21, do I celebrate the summer culstice or my birthday

    Aloha from Suzanne’s iPad

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  3. Leonor Torres says:

    Happy Birthday!

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