About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Today is my Name Day

Did you know that some countries celebrate name days? I did not know, despite growing up in Germany which is one country that has them. Today, May 22, is my name day. No, it's not for Alexandra, it's for my real given name (Rita). In addition to Germany, "Rita Day" also falls on this day in Austria, Croatia, France, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. How do I know this? I found a website that lists name days.

Strangely enough, the American website lists Rita Day as June 10. So yes, there is a site for American name days too.

Also, what's cool is that May 22 is also one of best friend's birthday. Anyway, if you are curious if your name has a name day somewhere, go have a lookie loo.