Most celebrations only get one day on our calendars. Why do we devote four weeks in July to Cell Phone Courtesy Month? Don’t try to Google that on your phone. Please stay with me here. That’s the point. Somewhere along the way, our cell phones hijacked our good manners. The gadgets became everyday necessities back […]
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.
You have to love a day dedicated to what was once considered scrap meat. It is hard to believe, but there was a time when chicken wings went into the stockpot or the trash. Those early appendages were small and scrawny. Today’s wings are plump, tender and tasty. They are also the center of celebrations […]
When we celebrate National Buffalo Soldiers Day on July 28, we can imagine them proudly riding by. They were brave in the face of battle and loyal to a country that enslaved them only years before it accepted them into the military. They were soldiers, but they were much more. These remarkable men represented a […]
It’s hard and starts with very little training, but it is 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. […]
If you do not have plans for July 20, wait until nightfall. Find yourself a comfortable spot in the backyard, snuggle down in a favorite chair and look up. Do you see the moon? It has been shining down on Earth since before our time. There are many wonderful pictures of our only natural satellite, […]
You wear your ink with pride. That gives you something in common with Ozi. He is the world’s oldest mummy and he sports some impressive tats. Ozi is surely here in spirit as we mark Tattoo Day on the calendar this July 17. Historians chalk up Ozi’s tattoos to an expression of religion or social […]