Are You Dancing in the Moonlight?
Encyclopedia Britannica, and I just had to share it with you.
“Randomness is important for encryption, but computers are not good at coming up with truly random data. Cloudflare, a company that secures a significant amount of all international web traffic, uses a wall full of lava lamps to generate data that has no discernable pattern.”
Spring has sprung and daylight, moonlight, or lava lamplight, it’s a good time for 39ers to dance!
֎ Celebrating APRIL 39ers ~ And More!
Dang-it. I missed Full Moon Magic again (it’s now April 10th, sigh) … it was April 6th—I assume you celebrated the Pink Moon appropriately.
As Full Moons signify closure, appreciation of what has gone before, and the opportunity to release what no longer works for you, I’m closing doors and making life changes that I’m hoping will open to new adventures and result in my fuller participation in this blog in the coming months. For now …
Strum a little tune or listen to your fave guitar solo for International Guitar Month! It goes hand-in-hand with music’s ability to “soothe the savage beast” with Stress Awareness Month. Take a deep breath and feel the music in your soul.April 16th-22nd: Looking for something new-old that will add a little fun to your life and inspire memories? Find out what Numismatic Week is all about! That’s a fancy name for National Coin Week and they’re celebrating their 100th event year!
Join the American Numismatic Association in their “Our Money, Our Heritage, Our America” theme for a week-long series of events to introduce, educate and enjoy coins as they apply to our heritage. Festivities include a live webinar series—free and open to the public! A penny for your thoughts … one like this 1914-S Lincoln/Wheat Penny recently sold for more than $105K.
April 11th: Okay, let’s give it to ‘em, right now! ♪ … because, 39ers, it’s International "Louie Louie" Day! Someone lovingly established this special day years ago, but the link is no longer available. That’s okay, we’ll just keep on celebrating this ultimate party tune! It was one of our BFYP Rockin’ Radio DJs who produced the Kingsmen’s iconic version in April 1963. Want to know more about Mike Korgan aka DJ “Ken Chase” and his role in “Louie Louie”? Enjoy …
: It’s that time of the month when we need to take a break, and explore where we want to go next, with New Moon Musings. Are you following your deepest desires? Have you even asked yourself what they are? Celebrate April’s New Beginnings, 39ers, with a quiet introspection … then go loudly forward!
April 23rd-29th: National
Library Week: Ah, the perfect celebration for the end of Spring’s
favorite month. April is fresh and feisty, just as is National
Library Week’s theme, because “There’s More to the Story”! The American Library Association celebrates the
event’s 65th anniversary this month.
Do you think libraries “expired” during the pandemic? Well, there is certainly more to that story. Libraries are back to the forefront of life better and more modern than ever. The week’s focus reminds us that our local libraries provide many benefits online and in-person all year long. Says the ALA, “Library programming brings communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, and lectures.” Go. Read. Learn. Enjoy.
th: Looking for a fun, quirky day to celebrate your UN-birthday, 39ers? Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! You don’t have to be a “poet” to give meaning to the day. Simply admiring poetry in any form is enough.
Do you have a few lines or a whole poem that you quote now and again, or secretly refer to when alone? Share them! Put it in paper form and carry it in your pocket all day, or post online with #PocketPoem, to share with friends, family and colleagues. Let them see what inspires you.
Or wax creative and write your own … participate in National Poetry Month (yup, it’s April) and put a poem in your pocket today. “Hope is the thing with feathers | that perches in the soul …” (Emily Dickinson; 1830-1886)
֎ Monthly Song
♪ … It's a supernatural delight | Everybody was dancin' in the moonlight … ♪ This song is more than a smooth melody and ethereal lyrics. Songwriter and musician Sherman Kelly (of band, Boffalongo), wrote it as a mental escape (and wishful thinking) while recovering from a random brutal beating. Though it didn’t fair well in their own lineup, King Harvest made it an enduring hit. ֎ For 39ers who Follow the StarsAries (March 21st–April 19th), you recover quite nicely. The rest of the month you are more positive and pleasantly creative in both your personal and professional activities. Keep up the good work and flow into the rest of the month with breezy flair! While most people think you Taurus bulls (April 20th–May 20th) are stubborn and staid, April proves you can be as lighthearted and silly as the rest of us. The Full Moon freed you of a negative habit or two, and you’re ready to charge into the latter part of April, confident and relieved. There is still much to do, however, which may make you a bit reticent with others. This too, shall pass, as you work through your insecurities to blossom with Spring!
Those who love Aries and Taurus will know that Aries 39ers relate well to gifts of red, and Taurus is ever partial to earth-loving green. Do you know diamonds come in many colors, in addition to April’s blue sapphire? 😊
֎ Winding it
Finally, it’s time for a little wit and wisdom. Why do I end these articles with an Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude? Because, while getting to 39 and Holding … and well beyond … I realized at some point, that my life at every age was best with music and laughter—and mental stimulation—all equally important for a youthful life. Fortunately, as a writer, I am always curious and nurture my opinions with research, which are perfect mind-boosters.
Are you a 39er however, who has not yet discovered what keeps you young in mind, body, and soul? Maybe these little snippets of insights will help you get there.
֎ Aging with ATT-i-tude Platitude
What is a 39er? A clear, rough diamond at birth, polished through time, to a smooth, classic clarity. ~ L. Rochelle
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Orig'l mini-post: 04/01/23: Spring has sprung and daylight or moonlight, it’s a good time for 39ers to dance! But first, I need to finish this blog … I’m workin’ on it and though I hate making promises, I'll try to have it posted way earlier than last month. I know, that isn’t saying much … however, barring any unforeseen circumstances, it shouldn’t be later than April 8th.
What’s in store for April 39ers? We’re talking about International Guitar Month, Draw a Bird Day, International "Louie Louie" Day, and oh, so much more! And of course, we're celebrating Aries and Taurus 39ers! C’mon back soon and check it out … in the meantime, remember, Age is a number … LIFE is an ATT-i-tude!
And dear readers, I just want you to know that I try my best to create an informative, aesthetically creative article for you each month. However, Blogger is not a professional hosting site—but they’re free through Google. So we’re stuck with their crummy platform that doesn’t work well to manipulate images with writing. Trust me, I’ve tried for years to write articles without gaps between paragraphs and even between sentences. Sigh. Maybe I’ll win the lottery and be able to afford a professional hosting site someday. Cheers!
LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!
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Are you a 39er this month? Feel free to share your UN-birthday comments below (click on Comments or if it says No Comments, click that to be the first) and tell us how you really feel about your age and aging. Keep the stories coming!