On January 29, we celebrate the birthday of Thomas Paine. Most noted for scribing works encouraging freedom of thought and individuality, he is one of the most influential individuals in American history. Since the 1990s, this day has been dubbed Freethinkers Day. Freethinkers Day plants seeds for self-discovery as you embrace the right to question, […]
All around the world, we're united by the hope that January shines into our hearts as it lights up a new year of celebrations.
It could be his Mona Lisa smile on the 100-dollar bill or the image of a grown man flying a kite in the rain. Benjamin Franklin is still considered a fascinating character, a gentleman and a rascal. Of all the Founding Fathers, Ben is the one we’d most enjoy inviting to the local pub. He […]
Every January 16, we mark Religious Freedom Day with quiet observance and respect for our differences. It seems ironic that this basic freedom came about as a way to diminish the influence of an established religion, but Jefferson saw a larger truth, and our country is better for his vision. When Thomas Jefferson authored the […]
We still read the history, watch the films and listen to the voices. Some of us were children confused and frightened by what we witnessed. Some of us were born years afterwards and can only see those days through the lens of what we’ve been taught. The Civil Rights Movement was a dark, violent passage […]
Delicious food, resolutions and superstitions are all on the menu even if our morning gets off to a lazy start. Waking up on New Year’s Day is a little slower than most mornings, but the night before was later than usual, and it’s still a holiday. This is our one opportunity to carouse, catch a […]