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.
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 […]
January brings Jack Frost knocking at your door and nipping at your nose, but on January 31, take a nip of something to warm your shivery core. Forget the brandy and whiskey, opt for something more sublime and soothing in celebration of Hot Chocolate Day. First, get your jargon right to ensure you indulge only […]
On January 27, Chocolate Cake Day, indulge in the wondrous effects of chocolate and pay homage to the cocoa bean. You think you’ve eaten your quota. Your brain is signaling you’re as stuffed as last year’s Thanksgiving’s turkey. You pronounce you can’t possibly eat another bite, tapping your bloated belly for emphasis. Think again. From […]
On January 22, Southern Food Day, fire up the grills and deep fryers to engage in some southern hospitality. While browsing recipes, you’ll discover the south is pretty darn big and each corner offers its own unique Epicurean delight. From the Cajun/Creole influences of Louisiana, gumbo, oysters and crawfish are the stars on this menu. […]