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WHEN IS ARBOR DAY?
( culture / holidays )

Yes, I know today (6/19/2022) is both Father's Day and Juneteenth, but I wanted to know when Arbor Day was. You know, add it to my calendar. Welp, as it turns out, that's not such a simple question. Here's the response I go... read more

WHAT IS SATURNALIA?
( culture / holidays / christmas )

At no time in the history of the early Christian church was it ever thought that the birth of Christ took place on 25 December. In fact, Jesus' birthday was not celebrated at all until the mid-4th century. Oh, and the lighting... read more

FATHER'S DAY
( family / holmes / holidays )

I'm just writing this post to get something new on the blog other than that free ad for Windows 7. :)We drove up to be with my wife's side of the family today for Father's Day. An "extra special treat" upon returning h... read more

CINCO DE MAYO
( culture / food / restaurants / holidays )

It was Cinco De Mayo, so we tried Moe's Southwest Grill. After ten minutes with very little movement (the line was so long), we left. Next we tried Las Palmas, a very good local chain. Same problem there. We didn't even bot... read more

IN HONOR OF LABOR DAY
( life / money / employment / holidays )

Barbara Glanz, an author, speaker and expert on employee motivation and performance, has a book that you may want to check out, Handle with CARE: Motivating and Retaining Employees. It's full of creative, low-cost ways to raise morale, increase commitment and reduce turnover. The CARE approach stands for C creative communication; A atmosphere... read more

HAPPY MAY DAY
( culture / holidays / employment )

from Liberty Underground..."Today, May Day, honors the workers who produce all of the wealth. It is also "a European festival of ancient origins marking the beginning of summer, usually celebrated on 1 May" (from Wikipe... read more

THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY
( culture / holidays / christmas )

This is the Christmas story as told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... ad infinitum. See YouTube - THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY.And, for a miniseries on the subject... read more

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
( family / holmes / elizabeth / holidays )

My daughter just made my day. Here's her card to me.... read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
( culture / holidays )

New Year Countdown Singapore, New Year Celebrations Kick Off Worldwide.... read more

HAPPY GROUNDHOG'S DAY
( culture / holidays / employment )

It's been almost five months now since I was laid off. It doesn't seem that long, actually. What've I been doing since then? Collecting unemployment checks and doing freelance consulting, helping people with their compu... read more

MR. HAPPY'S 18TH ANNUAL UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC PODCAST
( culture / music / radio / holidays )

Seasons Greetings,You can "tune in" via your favorite mp3 player to the show: radio show What can you expect to hear? About 500 songs (over 24 hours of non-repeat m... read more

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
( culture / holidays / halloween )

Or, as they piously call it around here, Fall Festival, because Halloween is "the work of Satan," you know. :)We just returned from trick-or-treating, which Elizabeth absolutely loved. She kept saying, "Halloween is so much fun!" And ... read more

CHRISTMAS (2008)
( culture / holidays / christmas )

It took five months, but here it is:Christmas 2008... read more

OUR FIRST OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, EVER
( culture / holidays / christmas )

That's it. No story. Here's the link:Our first outside Christmas lights... read more

APRIL FOOLS DAY HOAXES
( culture / humor / holidays )

SPAGHETTI HARVEST - Bogus item on 1957 BBC news show Panorama. Viewers seeking advice on growing their own were told to put spaghetti sprig in tin of tomato sauce. SAN SERRIFFE - Guardian newspaper published seven-page su... read more


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