Americans this was almost our Independence Day. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “…July 2nd will go down in History. We’ll celebrate it parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks.” Because Congress actually rules in favor if Independence on July 2 but then officially accepted Jefferson’s declaration two days later, thus making the…[Read More]
Apparently June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day. We are unsure who determines this “awareness day” but we are interested. We wonder how many cats are celebrating this event. The cats that would appreciate the annual embrace are into it but how about the aloof felines that would rather be left alone? Maybe they…[Read More]
This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
07/03/2012 No Comments
Holidays get a bad rap. Some of our most important celebrations/memorials/anniversaries are relegated to abbreviated conveniences like “Turkey Day,” “Xmas” or “Monday.” Regardless of your religion, your thoughts on the discovery of our land or the personal significance of certain men in our history, we all can raise our cups, hot dogs or veggie burgers to toast our Independence. We can enjoy the fireworks in the sky and extract the politics out of our backyard discussions. The FOURTH day! It’s not the first day after the full moon. It’s not the first day after the weekend closest to another day. Shake hands with someone that disagrees with you, put aside your differences for 24 hours and enjoy the fact we can resume arguing in English with various New Jersey Accents instead of English that’s, well, English.