International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Launched in 1965, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) is a professional association that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places around the world. Key Links http://www.icomos.org https://www.facebook.com/ICOMOSinternational @icomos Tweets by ICOMOS 2020 General Assembly ICOMOS 20th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium takes place in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, …

07 • July • Julio

Photo: Duluth, 2018 July 1 Canada Day (Canada) July 1 Territory Day #TerritoryDay (NT, Australia) July 3 Saint Day: Tomás el Apóstol (Mexico) July 4 Independence Day (USA) July 6 Frida Kahlo Birthday (Mexico) Frida Kahlo July 11 World Population Day July 14 Bastille Day (France) Bastille Day July 18 Mandela Day (South Africa) July 18 World Listening Day World Listening Day July 20 Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing July 20 and …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Dios mep. Zei te ie. Zac xtil. Padush. Practicing for our next trip to markets in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Ciudad de Oaxaca has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Nearby towns have their own markets and market days. An analogy: If markets are Mexico’s own tree of life, then …

Nevada Day

Nevada Flag Nevada Day is formally October 31. That said, as of 2000 the holiday is celebrated on the last Friday in October. Libraries and other state offices are closed. 2019 Nevada Day is Friday, October 25. History When is Nevada Day? Nevada was admitted to the Union October 31, 1864. With the passage of …

06 • June • Junio

Photo: NASA Astronaut From World Environment Day to Matariki, here’s our calendar for June with links to the Solstice, World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day. Events June 3 Mabo Day Mabo Day June 5 World Environment Day World Environment Day June 6 National Day of Sweden Sveriges Nationaldag (National Day of Sweden) June 8 World Oceans Day World Oceans Day June 8-11 Re-enactment of Cook’s Landing Cooktown, Queensland – The …

William Shakespeare

Photo: Boston Public Library William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616), England Events Cedar City, Utah: https://www.bard.org Ashland, Oregon: https://www.osfashland.org Recommended Listening Tumult of the times: William Shakespeare’s King Lear – 1606. Catholic terrorists have just been arrested in a plot to blow up the King and massacre politicians and innocent people. At …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2019 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

Jeopardy

Photo: Twitter Trends, Jeopardy Jeopardy = danger of loss, harm, or failure Also a TV game show Key Links jeopardy.com tickets James Holzhauer https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/03/james-holzhauers-final-bid-jeopardy-seemed-odd-heres-why-it-wasnt https://news.avclub.com/jeopardy-champs-ken-jennings-and-james-holzhauer-now-f-1834529680 Big Bets and a Fast Buzzer: The Secret Sauce of James Holzhauer’s ‘Jeopardy!’ Success The man who solved Jeopardy – 538 https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-jeopardy-james-holzhauer-st-0505-story.html @James_Holzhauer Jeopardy winner talks record-setting wins, Golden Knights …

Memory

Buzzwords Memory = The faculty of the mind by which information is encoded, stored and retrieved. Also see: institutional memory Questions What do you want to remember? Is there a right to be remembered? Essay Remembrance is a form of acknowledgement. Translating: What is your favorite memory? Afrikaans: Wat is jou gunsteling herinnering? Estonian: Milline …

The Good Place

Elsewhere on the Web Recommended TV show and podcast: The Good Place The Good Place Podcast https://www.nbc.com/the-good-place/exclusives/tgp-podcast Twitter https://twitter.com/nbcthegoodplace https://twitter.com/nocontexttgp Season 3 Finale, Pandemonium https://tv.avclub.com/the-good-place-sucks-but-the-good-place-is-transcenden-1832037224 ‘The Good Place’ Season Finale Recap: Pandemonium Time Knife Nazis again, somehow. Here there is no time and it’s the present. Unintended consequences Don’t let the good life pass you …