Well, here we are. The holidays are quickly fading into sweet memories. The future is upon us whether we are ready or not. This is the month of renewal and resolutions. January gives each one of us a fresh start and the chance to make ourselves more promises than we will ever keep. That kind […]
All around the world, we are united by the hope that January shines into our hearts as it lights up a new year of celebrations.
Love A Good Paradox?
If you love a good paradox, get ready to celebrate. Be prepared to have your interpretation of ordinary things challenged and turned upside down. Before you consider the entertaining ambivalence of contradictions, consider the name of this holiday. It’s called Opposite Day. We observe it each January 25, but do we really? This is a […]
A Uniquely American Tradition
If we had lost the American Revolution, this entry would be very different. It might address the crowning of different monarchs and an overview of their reigns. Through fateful events, the application of great minds and blind luck, we won our independence. We forged a new republic, then we established a democracy and finally, we […]
Dig In And Share
A trip to the movie theater wouldn’t be the same without it. When we make it at home, we take culinary pride in our high percentage of perfectly popped kernels. Some of us even string it into garlands for holiday decorations. January 19 belongs to us because we understand what Popcorn Day is all about. […]
Gentleman And Rascal
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 […]
Respect For Our Differences
Every January 16, we all quietly mark Religious Freedom Day with observance and respect for our differences. Even though it seems ironic that this basic freedom came about as a way to diminish the influence of an established religion, Thomas Jefferson saw a larger truth, and our country is better for his vision. When Jefferson […]