2017 free 11×17 page-per-month printable PDF wall calendar with space for notes

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Hey, events and scheduling fans, it’s me n my calendar again (wot I started in July, dammit!).  Here it finally is, in preview form first, and then the full PDF below.  You can Dropbox it to your local print shop, or do it yourself on 8.5 x 14, if you’re not that fussy about the giantness.

Any other questions?  Have a great year!

RedChef

P.S.  I’ve no idea why the preview came out pink, but there it is.  More importantly, when you print it, there will be squares around each day.  For some reason they’re not visible in the preview, sorry!

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2016 11″x17″ free printable page-per-month wall calendar with lines and space for notes — PDF format

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Hey, ho, here I am again with my calendar bytes!

I’m not quite as early this year — promise to try harder next year (no, really!)– but here you go, as always: your very own big-event calendar for 2016, with lots of space and yer non-standard things to celebrate (along with the standard ones, of course, if you’re Canadian and particularly Ontarian).

See previous years for more details.  BTW, you can also print it on 8.5 x 14 on your very own printer, if you don’t feel like going down the street in the cold to the printer’s.  🙂

First up is the JPG preview, and then the — ta-dah — whole PDF enchilada.

Enjoy, and happy 2016!!

RedChef xo

2016 11″x17″ free printable page-per-month wall calendar — PDF format (JPG preview)

A picture of 1000 words (or something like that)

And here’s the rest, eef you like heem:

2016 Calendar — PDF format

Please do let me know if you have any suggestions for next year’s version!

(Ed.:  For any of you really early birds — not naming any names, Trisha — oops! — a couple of the links in the PDF didn’t work, so with polologies, they’re now fixted.  Also, don’t try to learn English from the author; she’s really weird.)

Here’s another reason to be mad at Edison…

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…as if The Oatmeal needed one: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla.

Edison was apparently all for running our engines hot, and allowing quite a few of us to kill ourselves for the sake of winning an ego competition (or for perceived scarcity), as discussed on Mercola.com today:

The Glorification of Sleep Deprivation

According to the 2013 International Bedroom Poll by the National Sleep Foundation,7 25 percent of Americans report having to cut down on sleep due to long workdays. On average, Americans get only 6.5 hours of sleep on weeknights, but report needing 7.25 hours in order to function optimally. As noted in a previous article in The Atlantic:8

“For some, sleep loss is a badge of honor, a sign that they don’t require the eight-hour biological reset that the rest of us softies do. Others feel that keeping up with peers requires sacrifice at the personal level—and at least in the short-term, sleep is an invisible sacrifice.”

Modern man’s penchant for equating sleep with unproductiveness (if not outright laziness) can be traced back to the heyday of Thomas Edison, who was known for working around the clock. According to the featured article:9

“Edison spent considerable amounts of his own and his staff’s energy on in publicizing the idea that success depended in no small part in staying awake to stay ahead of the technological and economic competition.” No one… did more to frame the issue as a simple choice between productive work and unproductive rest …

Over time, children’s books and magazines began to promote this type of Edisonian asceticism… Edison encouraged all Americans to follow his lead, claiming that sleeping eight hours a night was a waste and even harmful. “There is really no reason why men should go to bed at all,” he said in 1914.”

This culture of sleep deprivation started with the invention of the light bulb, and has only gotten worse with the proliferation of light-emitting electronics, which disrupt your natural waking-sleeping cycle. The following infographic, created by BigBrandBeds.co.uk, illustrates how your electronic gadgets wreak havoc on your sleep when used before bedtime.10

Read more at http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/17/sleep-deprivation-health-effects.aspx

Bite me, Eddie.  I loves my pillow.  When I’m not staring at my blue screen, that is.*

*With my orange glasses on, and my f.lux™ in play (https://justgetflux.com/)

2015 11″x17″ free printable page-per-month wall calendar — PDF format

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Weeeeelll, howdy non-sports fans!  (Okay, I’m not entirely sure about that, but it sounded good.)

Yer not gonna believe this, but here it is, practically early:  my 2015 11 x 17″ page-per-month calendar!  Ta-dah!

For details on what it is and how to use it, see my post of December 30, 2011.

Hope y’all had a great year, and all the best for this coming one.

Here’s a JPG one-month preview, and below that, the full PDF document.  Any questions?  🙂

RedChef

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Iñupiaq ancient lore in video game

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Exciting and uplifting — two of my favourite things together, says the eco-student/kids’-story lover… 🙂

Indigenize!

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Exciting news on the indigenous storytelling front: the Iñupiaq people (of the place currently known as northern Alaska) will soon release a video game based on their traditional stories. For those who haven’t the ability to physically sit at the feet of their First Nations elders and listen, what better way to get this ancient knowledge of how to live in right relationship with the more-than-human world into the ears of today’s youth — and even the world?

Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa) is the story of a young girl who, with her arctic fox companion, must save her people from an endless blizzard.  From their trailer:

“Welcome to the top of the world. Where nature challenges life in the extreme. Where death lies waiting in the cold. Where you must explore the fantastical world of Iñupiaq stories to help a young girl save her people from an endless blizzard…

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2014 11″x17″ free printable wall calendar — PDF format

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Um…Happy Little New Year?  Sorry!

Stuff happens, comme on dit.  I’m sorry for not being on time with this, but in case you haven’t found another as stupendously useful as this one, here’s my 2014 calendar, in 12-page 11×17 PDF format, that you can take down to the printer and have up on your wall in a jiffy.  For details (and lots of them!), see my posts from previous years.

I’ve already started the 2015 one, hoping that that will make it easier to get it posted in time.  Sheesh.

First person to find a mistake will win a vegan beer.  😉  (I did it in a real hurry, and have already corrected a lot.  Why on earth my normally- “United-Nations-blue” logo came out hot pink in the PDF, I’ll never know.  Sorry about that, too.  Maybe the universe has decided it’s time for the women to run the UN…  My own printed ones came out the right colour, and all the days have lines around them too.)

First image is a JPG preview of January, second (link at the bottom) is the full PDF.  Enjoy!

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Have a great year, everyone!

RedChef

2014 11×17 PDF wall calendar