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WHEN IS ARBOR DAY?
from 2022 in ( culture / holidays / environment / trees )

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 got when I asked the good people at ArborDay.org: I think on a website devoted to any particular holiday, first a... read more

WHAT IS SATURNALIA?
from 2018 in ( 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 of candles during Christmas Eve services? Another Roman tradition, celebrating Sol Inv... read more

FATHER'S DAY
from 2013 in ( 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 home was to discover that our 8-year-old, Elizabeth, had decided to trim her hair -- to give herself bangs -- o... read more

CINCO DE MAYO
from 2013 in ( culture / food / restaurants / holidays )

It was en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco-de-Mayo Cinco De Mayo, so we tried moes.com/Moe's Southwest Grill . After ten minutes with very little movement (the line was so long), we left. Next we tried laspalmasnashville.com/... read more

IN HONOR OF LABOR DAY
from 2013 in ( 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 communicati... read more

HAPPY MAY DAY
from 2013 in ( culture / holidays / employment )

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 Wikipedia), but we digress. It is in honor of those involved in a general strike in Chicago, killed by police in what is known all over the world b... read more

THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY
from 2013 in ( 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.com/watch?vGkHNNPM7pJAYouTube -- THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY .And, for a miniseries on the subject, go to: ... read more

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
from 2012 in ( family / holmes / elizabeth / holidays )

/images/20120617-fathers-day-card.webp My daughter just made my day. Here's her card to me.... read more

HAPPY NEW YEAR
from 2011 in ( culture / holidays )

aworldnews.com/new-year-countdown-singapore-new-year-celebrations-kick-off-worldwide-55104New Year Countdown Singapore, New Year Celebrations Kick Off Worldwide .... read more

HAPPY GROUNDHOG'S DAY
from 2010 in ( 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 computer problems and questions. Check out computersavior.comcomputersavior.com ... read more

MR. HAPPY'S 18TH ANNUAL UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC PODCAST
from 2009 in ( 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 music!) that fall into one or more of the following categories: musicians I like that happened to make a Christmas so... read more

CHRISTMAS (2008)
from 2009 in ( culture / holidays / christmas )

It took five months, but here it is: youtube.com/watch?v8-IBFQsYpuwChristmas 2008 ... read more

OUR FIRST OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, EVER
from 2008 in ( culture / holidays / christmas )

That's it. No story. Here's the link: vimeo.com/2412747Our first outside Christmas lights ... read more

HAPPY HALLOWEEN
from 2008 in ( 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 now we're all recovering from the hike around the neighborhood. Well, that plus our activities earlier tod... read more

APRIL FOOLS DAY HOAXES
from 2001 in ( culture / humor / holidays )

/images/groucho-clipart.webp 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-pa... read more


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