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Annotated Proclamation

The uniquely American observance of Thanksgiving was first proclaimed as a national holiday in 1789 by the first president elected under the new Constitution.

While the holiday itself has now been long canonized in both custom and law, George Washington’s formal proclamation is a relic of infrequent review in modern times. 814 more words

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Divided - Halloween Edition

How many times in your life does a topic come along that divides you right down the middle?

I have no idea how to feel about the well-known, hugely-celebrated holiday known as Halloween. 431 more words


Continued weekend

So due to it being a national holiday in Macedonia I have an extra day of no collage.

And as far as I can tell I have been keeping very busy, if you can believe that. 160 more words


National Holiday

Last week was a National Holiday across China so I had 8 consecutive days of no teaching and it was wonderful! Normally I can manage 1 day a week where I don’t have to think about lesson plans or marking so, although I was supposed to do lesson planning, I didn’t stress about school at all. 385 more words

Panama's qualification to the World Cup

It is an exciting time in the futbol world, with Panama’s win against Costa Rica; qualifying the team to the World Cup.  This is their first time ever in history.   37 more words


Return to Yangshuo

I visited Yangshuo in the Guangxi Province for the first time a year and a half ago during the Dragon Boat Festival and I’ve been waiting for the chance to go back again. 539 more words

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