Welcome April! April showers bring all sorts of fun holidays! While swinter finishes up and we get those quintessential grey ‘burgh days, we’ve also got a bunch of things to smile about. Grilled cheese, National Unicorn Day, Drop Everything And Read Day, and International Juggler’s Day, to name a few. Read on to see what else we’re celebrating this month! Read more »
Happy March, friends! Bulbs are coming up, days are getting longer, and we’ve got a whole new month of celebrations, of course! From Women of Color Day, to National Napping Day, to Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day, and National Respect Your Cat Day, there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Read on to see what’s getting our panties in a bunch this month! Read more »
It’s February and you know what that means: love is in the air! Ah, l’amour… Not to mention the billion other awesome things we’re celebrating this month. There’s Valentine’s Day, of course, but there’s also Groundhog Day, Did You Fart? Day, National Sticky Bun Day, and Tell A Fairy Tale Day just to name a few. Read on to see all we’re in love with this month! Read more »
Hi! Happy January! We’re speeding into the future here, and we’ve got a lot to celebrate this month. 2017, International Kiss A Ginger Day, Cheese Lovers Day and more! Read on to see what we’re celebrating this month. Read more »
♫While the merry bells keep ringing/May your every wish come true♫ It’s our absolute FAVORITE time of year: the holiday freaking season! We’ve got so many things to celebrate this month, besides the usual faves, like Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. Read on to find out what’s getting our spirits even higher this month! Read more »
Welcome 2016! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL OF OUR LIVES? We’re pumped to start a fresh new year here at KU. And what, with all of these awesome holidays and birthdays to celebrate? Even more better-er! Read on to find out why you should be drinking hot tea, eating soup, tossing your fruitcake, and writing letters this month!
Hello and welcome, December! HANUKKAH IS HERE! CHRISTMAS IS HERE! KWANZAA IS HERE! We’ve been waiting for December since, well, January, and we’re delighted that it’s here again! December is more than the usual holidays, though. Just to name a few, we’ve got National Cotton Candy Day (December 7), Cat Herders Day (December 15), National Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16), and Bacon Day (December 30) and they all make this month even more magical! Read on to find out all of our awesome celebrations this month! Read more »
C.S. Lewis was born in Ireland on this day in 1898. As you likely know, he most notably wrote The Chronicles of Narnia. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about C.S. Lewis!
- He loved Beatrix Potter’s stories and was inspired to write his own storied and illustrate them as a child.
- He was raised Catholic, became an Atheist at 15, and returned to Catholicism later in life, partially influenced by his Oxford colleague and friend J.R.R. Tolkien. HIS FRIEND. J.R.R. TOLKIEN.
- He served in the British Army in the first World War and befriended his bunk mate, Edward Courtnay Francis “Paddy” Moore. The two made a pact to care for each other’s families if the other died, and when Paddy was killed in action Lewis kept his word. Paddy’s mother Jane became like a mother to Lewis, since his own mother died of cancer when he was a child.
- Later in his life, Lewis corresponded with an American writer and atheist turned Catholic Joy Davidman, and entered into a civil marriage with her in 1956 so she could continue to live in the UK, away from her abusive ex husband.
- During World War Two, Lewis spoke on religious broadcasts through BBC while London was under periodic air raids. Air Chief Marshal Sir Donald Hardman wrote “The war, the whole of life, everything tended to seem pointless. We needed, many of us, a key to the meaning of the universe. Lewis provided just that.”