It’s hard and starts with very little training, but it’s the most rewarding job in the world. Rookies quickly learn that classes and manuals don’t scratch the surface. Good advice is always available, but the sources don’t always agree. This is probably for the best because raising children is no more science than art. New […]
It's no wonder this time of year sizzles. July marks month seven in our journey around the world of holidays, special days, historic days and wonderfully strange days.
If you don’t have plans for July 20, wait until nightfall. Find a comfortable spot in the backyard, snuggle down in a favorite chair, and look up. See that moon? It’s been shining down on Earth since before our time. There are wonderful pictures and videos of our only natural satellite, but nothing compares to […]
Five billion is an extraordinary figure. Put a face on every one of those numbers, and you have an approximate head count of our planet’s population in 1987. It’s impossible to pinpoint when a critical mass of humans will leave us with no more breathing room. In 1989, the United Nations established World Population Day […]
Independence Day has commemorated the signing of the Declaration of Independence for over two centuries. Since July 4, 1776, a date etched into every American’s bank of knowledge, celebrations have come a long way from a group of five rather stoic men passing a quill around the table. The holiday falls in the midst of […]
If there really are Martians, they’ve dealt with their own alien sightings. Our little Curiosity rover certainly qualifies, although the Martians surely know he means no harm. They’re keeping pretty quiet about the whole affair, but that could change. World UFO Day is the perfect earthly observance for an announcement from our planetary neighbors. The […]