It’s Election Day

If you live in the United States, today is Election Day. Get out and exercise your right to vote for the candidate of your choice.

If you came in buses, they’ll wait

Image: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Image: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.

The Reverend Billy Graham was born on this day in 1918.

Preacher, evangelist, counselor to Presidents, at 98 his health is failing, but he’d be the first to tell you he’s ready to go and that he knows where he’s going.

Hundreds of thousands came to a faith in Christ through his ministry through large indoor and outdoor rallies, often broadcast on radio and television. He held the Billy Graham Crusades from 1947 until 2005 when he retired.

Graham has appeared on Gallup’s list of most admired men and women 55 times since 1955, more than any other individual in the world.

Have a Sandwich


It’s National Sandwich Day

We don’t know who makes up these days. But today we’ll take advantage of it being National Sandwich Day.

Two places you can get a free sandwich are Subway, where you can get a free sub with the purchase of any sub of equal or greater value and any drink. Subway will also donate money for one meal to Feeding America. Visit the Subway website to find a participating location near you.

Schlotzsky’s is offering a free medium sandwich with the purchase of any medium sandwich of equal or greater value. Scholotzky’s has stores in 35 states. Visit their website to see if there’s one near you.

Don’t Touch That Razor


It’s Movember. Or No-Shave November.

Or whatever you want to call it.

This month, men are encouraged to grow a mustache or to not shave at all to bring attention to men’s health issues.

Many men (and women, for that matter), lose their hair during cancer treatments. This month, instead of spending money on shaving and grooming products, donate that to your favorite cancer prevention organization.

And men, if you’re between the ages of 15-35, do regular self-exams for testicular cancer. If you find anything unusual, don’t delay, get to your doctor.

If you’re a man of a certain age, see your doctor, and prepare to bend over and cough.
And schedule your colonoscopy.

None of those things are fun or pleasant. But they may save your life.

All Saint’s Day

On this day in 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

On this day in 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

Today is All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints.


The Write Side Shop

All Saints’ Day is a Christian festival celebrated to honor saints known and unknown. Western Christianity, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Community, the Lutheran Church and other Protestants, celebrate All Saints’ Day on the first Sunday of November.