Timely Topics for August, 2020

End of Summer themes! Black Lives Matter! COVID-19! Family! Politics! Climate crisis! Recipes!

All month: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, National Black Business Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, National Water Quality Month

August 1: Food Day (Canada), Global Day of Unplugging
August 3: Civic/Public Holiday (Canada, Ireland), Full Moon
August 7: International Beer Day
August 11-12: Perseids Meteor Shower
August 12: World Elephant Day
August 13: International Lefthanders Day
August 15: National Honey Bee Day
August 18: New Moon
August 26: Women’s Equality Day

Notable birthdays:

Maria Mitchell (August 1), Louis Armstrong, President Barack Obama (August 4), Neil Armstrong, Sharon Salzberg (August 5), Alfred Hitchcock (August 13), Julia Child (August 15), Dorothy Parker (August 22)

Any other holidays or birthdays or death-days or anniversaries of great events—go for it! And as always we would love to see more articles about genuine spirituality, eco-responsibility, permaculture, mindful parenting, of-benefit politics, anything timely/newsie that is a gateway to mindfulness, yoga with integrity, and equal rights beyond aggression

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