Today is the 5th day of the 35th week, the 30th day of the 8th month, the 242nd day of 2018, and:
- Frankenstein Day
- International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
- International Day of the Disappeared
- International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances
- International Whale Shark Day
- National Beach Day
- National Grief Awareness Day
- National Holistic Pet Day
- National Toasted Marshmallow Day
- Slinky Day
- Thoughtful Thursday
ON THIS DAY ...
1797 - "Frankenstein" author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born in London.
1873 – Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Sea.
1905 - Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers.
1909 – Burgess Shale fossils are discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
1957 - Ottawa native Paul Anka's hit single Diana peaks at #1 on the UK pop singles chart and stays there for nine weeks.
1962 – Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
1963 - A hot-line communications link between Washington, D.C., and Moscow went into operation.
1965 - The album "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan was released.
1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
1993 - "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered on CBS.
2018 - NASA Voyager is 19 hrs 49 mins 02 secs of light-travel time and Voyager 2 is 16 hrs 20 mins 19 secs of light-travel time from Earth
Quote of the day:
“After all, a vacation is not a matter of place or time. We can take a wonderful vacation in spirit, even though we are obliged to stay at home, if we will only drop our burdens from our minds for a while. But no amount of travel will give us rest and recreation if we carry our work and worries with us.”
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder, essay September 1919
One of the things that I treasure about having a job VS having a career these days is that I leave the work at work – what is in the office stays in the office. When I am off, I do not check voice mails or emails and my cohorts only contact me if they are genuinely up against a problem only I can resolve. I am well aware this is a privilege not everyone has. Those in sales or climbing the ladder or a small business owner. For them “work” is pretty much 24/7 and they are devoting time and energy to it even when they are supposedly enjoying down time. Others have to be constantly available because they are “on call” and they need to work even if it means dropping everything to go in And some are afraid to take the leave granted to them because it will take them off the track in management’s eyes.
As summer winds down, taking some time to unwind just makes sense
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