Raggle Taggle April

Before I get to April, I want to close out March (Women’s History Month) by providing a link to the list of
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Also, yesterday, March 31, Google paid homage to Bunsen of the Bunsen burner fame and I thought the picture was cool:
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Ok, now on to April. Happy April Fool’s Day! HERE is a little history of the day.
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April is National Poetry Month. In honor of National Poetry Month here are the lyrics (by Joni Mitchell) to Both Sides, Now. One of my favorite songs, a poem without the music:
Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, I’ve looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
So many things i would have done but clouds got in my way.
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall.
I really don’t know clouds at all.
Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels, the dizzy dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real; I’ve looked at love that way.
But now it’s just another show. You leave ’em laughing when you go
And if you care, don’t let them know, don’t give yourself away.
I’ve looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take, and still somehow
It’s love’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know love at all.
Tears and fears and feeling proud to say “I love you” right out loud,
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds, I’ve looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange, they shake their heads, they say
I’ve changed.
Something’s lost but something’s gained in living every day.
I’ve looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose, and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know life at all.


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Taxes are due on April 18th instead of April 15th this year.
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Don’t forget, EARTH DAY is always April 22nd.

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Finally, a clip from HBO’s Game of Thrones, premiering April 17th. This clip features Sean Bean and his role as Eddard Stark: