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]
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As we prepare to send off our friends, daughters and nephews off to school, let’s remember that we were there once. How can we forget the anticipation, the wonder, the new clothes? The questions that haunted us still ring through the head of each student-to-be. Is my notebook (IPad) the right color? Will my (virtual) classes by difficult? Will I make new (Facebook) friends? Number two pencils have moved aside for laptops and rotary phones are somehow small enough for our pockets but the first day of school is always pretty cool, anxious and hopeful. Remember your first day and give your student-to-be a pat on his/her back-his/her actual back.