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Alexa, What's Today?

I snagged my morning coffee today from the office across the hall from mine.  (It's okay, they tell me I can).
On the counter, a box of Dunkin Donuts, emblazoned with faded Sharpie, greeted me: "Happy Bosses Day!"
Oops...

To quote my favorite comedian, Brian Regan, "I know now..."



I had vaguely thought about this last week, but my boss doesn't really get into this kind of stuff.  (One year, we had a pizza party in his office and it was... awkward). 
But regardless, I felt a little guilty. And that got me thinking...
Ask Alexa and she'll tell you what today is. She'll tell you all the official days as well as the unknown days you've never heard of, like Hobbit Day. My personal favorite from a few weeks was International Secret Spy Day, which interestingly fell on the same day as James Bond Day. Hmmm....
If you go on Facebook, you'll discover more holidays. National Love Your Daughter Day, My Son Is Amazing Day and other cute stuff.  There…

Stunned By Discovery

4 1/2 months ago, I visited Carlsbad Caverns for the first time while on our family road trip to the Grand Canyon.
Carlsbad Caverns was kind of the antithesis of the Grand Canyon.  The GRAND Canyon?  Nobody misses that.  You can't go through that part of the country whether by covered wagon or jet plane and miss the fact that there's a HUGE canyon there.  You just can't.  I mean, you can see it from space, right??
But Carlsbad Caverns is so out of the way, out in the middle of nowhere, barely accessible by modern roads (okay, I exaggerate) that you could completely miss it.  The most you would have seen (before they built it up as a national monument, that is) was a yawning hole in the side of the earth and you maybe would have thought to yourself, "wow, that's a neat looking cave."

But go down inside and it's a completely different world down there.  And pitch black, if not for the modern miracle of electricity.  




I thought I had seen a fair amount in th…