On November 2014

The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly. In an effort to slow it down, I try to fill the hours more meaningfully. (Henry Rollins)

Take your pick of two versions of the same song: soft touch vs. edgy (but you can listen to both)


November, a month for autumn in the northern hemisphere, but a month for spring in the southern hemisphere

November, the eleventh month of the year was the ninth month in the 10-month calendar

November starts the same as March, yet ends the same day of the week as August – which happens every year – but November starts the same day as February only in common (non-leap) years.

November starts on the same day of the week as February in common years, and March every year; but November ends on the same day of the week as August every year

November has symbols as the Chrysanthemum (birth flower), and birthstones as topaz, Citrine or aquamarine

November’s zodiac starts with Scorpio (through Nov 21st), then ends with Sagittarius (starting Nov 22)

November comes and November goes,
With the last red berries and the first white snows.

With night coming early and dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket and frost by the gate.

The fires burn and the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest until next spring. (Elizabeth Coatsworth)


November is for increasing awareness about diabetes, diabetic eye diseases, epilepsy, lung cancer, manatees, gluten-free diets, men’s health, PPSI AIDS, COPD, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis, impotency, home care & hospice, long-term care, marrow, medical science liaisons, pet cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, prematurity, pet diabetes, flu, hunger, child safety & protection, transgenders, and good nutrition

November is for promoting adoptions, adopting a senior pet, adopting a turkey, healthy skin, memoir writing, novel-writing, runaway prevention, scholarship, PTA healthy lifestyles, vegans, sleep comfort, and NaBloPoMo

November is for celebrating Native American Indian heritage, aviation, historic bridges, entrepreneurship, sponges, Latin American, real jewelry, drums, fragrance, stamp collecting, and creative people.

November is for good nutrition and enjoying the delights of pepper, sweet potatoes, pomegranates, Georgia pecans, raisin bread, apples, and fondue

November is for embracing banana pudding lovers, family stories, Movember, military families, family caregivers, peanut butter lovers, picture books, bereaved siblings, military appreciation, and red ribbons


Movie titles include November Moon (1985), Sweet November (2001), November (2004), The November Man (2014)

November includes independence and sovereignty celebrations in Albania, Angola, Argentina, Poland, and Suriname

November’s full moon is known as the Beaver Moon or the Frosty Moon

My sorrow when she’s here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.
(Robert Frost—My November Guest)

Have a good month. What captured your attention? Which songs did you like?