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Some days are days for observing the changes in the world. And some days are days for changing the world.

And so, the latter in mind, I hereby declare, by the power vested in my by special revelation from the Universe, that July 22 shall henceforth and forever be World Pandeism Day (and not only henceforth, but retroactively has always been).

Ah, you're wondering: Why a "World Pandeism Day"? Well, all sorts of things have a "world day" proclaimed for them -- there's a World Peace Day on September 21 and a World Theatre Day on March 27, and even a World Backup Day on March 31 (don't forget to back up your data!!)

And why July 22? You might know that March 14 (3.14 in American denotations) is Pi Day (I have seen it called "World Pi Day," somewhat extraneously, the numbers already being universal). And every July 22, some especially niche segment of the mathematical celebrates Pi Approximation Day (22/7 decimally being an…

Chinese actor, born in 1952 in Hong Kong. Real name: Ng Kwok-leung. His parents separated even before he was born, and he was raised in an orphanage. He was soon adopted by a woman from Shanghai. He was sent at the age of seven to train at the Chin Chiu Academy in Hong Kong, where he learned singing, dance, and classical Chinese theater techniques. 

While he was at the academy, he was given the name Johnny as a Westernized name. He chose the surname Lone partly because it was…

My lover kisses my mouth wet with juniper:
with desire. Two parts gin, one part summer jam:
bitter vermouth, rich with smoke
and longing.

Tousles my hair loose from on high:
snarls it between his fingers, drops a kiss on my brow:
whispers "let me see you."

Naked we slip between the sheets. First:
the breaths that pass between our lips. Last,
a sip of salt and skin.

Under the trees, his hand slips from mine,
the gin from my…

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