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]
02/12/2013 No Comments
With all the talk of Flood Maps and Elevations and Sea Level, we thought it might be time to talk vocabulary. No one is sure what exactly is going to happen but hopefully we all will remain calm, informed and optimistic. However, we’ll certainly be discussing these things over the next few years so what words do we use? One thing we should be able to agree on is the term for getting your home higher than it currently is(even that sounds funny). “Raising” should be crossed right off of the list. Way to close to “Razing” and that would be bad. “Elevating” is interesting. Although that brings on visions of Slam Dunk Contests. Fun imagery but it doesn’t quite mesh with the beach. We like “Verticalizing” but it is completely made up. Let’s settle on “Lifting.” It is commonly used in reference to the positive effect on one’s spirits. And that’s always a good thing.