Morning Minutes: Jan. 21

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Word of the Day

Ekphrasis EK-fruh-sis (noun) A literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art -

Website of the Day

National Hugging Day

Today is National Hugging Day, so head to this website, which lists huggable people of the year, lets you send a hug via e-mail, has hug news and more. And after you step away from the computer or smart phone, make sure to hug someone!

Number to Know

1986: Year when National Hug (or Hugging) Day was founded. It is celebrated every Jan. 21.

This Day in History

Jan. 21, 1977: President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus (73)

Daily Quote

“A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.” - Bill Keane