Truth About Diogenes Day


2013-09-26 – Okay! Here’s a bit of pre-Diogenes-Day truth. I blew this thing! And I’m sorry!

If you’re not a regular reader of this blog, you may not know that Diogenes Day is a holiday I invented to celebrate truth-telling. The first Diogenes Day will be next Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Diogenes Day is named after the Ancient Greek philosopher famous for his search for an honest man.

Diogenes Day is a kind of anti-April-Fools’ Day. Pranks and tricks and lies seem to be the norm now 365 days a year. I don’t know if we need an April Fools’ Day when the nonsense is every day. What we do need is at least one day when we call the nonsense to a halt. That’s Diogenes Day.

And there’s only four more days to get the word out. I really blew it.

Okay! I’m being truthful here. At first I just thought the idea was funny. I first posted it last April Fools’ Day. I had no thought then that Diogenes Day could be a real day. but the idea grew on me. I did a couple posts here. But it’s only in the last week or so that I tried any sort of promotion. Tried to go beyond this blog. So far, no luck.

So I’m coming to you.

If you like the idea of a holiday to celebrate truth-telling, pass the idea on. Now! don’t wait. Post my blogs on the subject on Facebook or Twitter or lists you are part of whatever you are comfortable with. Or write your own. Or suggest ways I can get the word out with so few days left.

Here are links to all my Diogenes Day posts. Do with them what you will.

And I’ll keep you up to date with my next posts.

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[UPDATE: Go to my Diogenes Day page to see these and other DD posts.]

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