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]
04/17/2014 No Comments
There a varying explanations for this whimsical holiday. The one I like best is the one about the Roman emperor, Constantine. He let the jesters be “kings for a day.” Of course, like most of us fools, they ruled with absurdity. The tradition stuck and now we play jokes on willing (and some not so willing) participants each year. I say we take it a step further and have fun with our friends/family all month long. Maybe we can move it to take up the whole spring. . Why limit it at all? It takes time to come up with successful practical jokes so maybe we do need to put some boundary on it. how about this: once a month, make someone in you life scream, laugh and want to get you back.