We welcome the second month on our calendars for so many familiar reasons. February is all about tributes to sweethearts and years that leap. We are finally saying goodbye to cold weather and hello to the promise of spring just around the corner. Sports fans get the Super Bowl and street revelers get Mardi Gras. […]
It is impossible to feel short-changed by the shortest month of the year. February makes us leap with joy at so many opportunities to observe winter's end.
We cannot learn from a past that we don’t understand. We need to know why and how individuals and events brought positive, lasting changes to our country. African American History Month serves as a portal connecting us to long-ago experiences that transcend simple explanations. It is not enough to recall important names and make note […]
Once upon a time, it was a simple blend of tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Over the years, this sublime drink has evolved with incredibly good taste that is certainly worth celebrating every February 22. We raise our glasses high in a toast to Margarita Day. As we savor salted rims, let us ponder […]
Let’s be honest about how we celebrate Presidents’ Day on the third Monday in February. Most of us enjoy taking off over the long weekend, grateful for another federal holiday. We don’t really give much thought to the origins of the celebration or the gentlemen it honors. That is not entirely our fault. In 1885, […]
Ducks are generally interesting and entertaining. They are considered a popular sport in some circles and a dining delicacy in others. We have the advantage in firepower and culinary creativity, so how can a duck be potentially dangerous, especially a lame one? Why do we celebrate February 6 as Lame Duck Day? Ask yourself this: […]
They have served this nation as essential workers since the late 1600s. Back then, their drop-off and pick-up stations were local taverns. Their courage made the U. S. Postal Service possible 100 years later. When we mark Thank a Mail Carrier Day on February 4, we are saluting the hardworking men and women who carry […]