May 1st, May Day, there’s a lot of hoopla around that, but little did I know that today, May 1st is also Pluto Day. No, not this one… …this one… The planet dwarf planet in our solar system. You know, the one that was ...―
…and people are starting to smell. Body odor, it’s part of human nature, and in our society, it’s a plague. Billions of dollars each year are spent covering UP one’s natural scent. We should be glad for that. But, it...―
Today is the birthday of the peace symbol. It is actually the symbol for the Committee for Nuclear Disarmament, and was displayed for the first time on April 4, 1957. The CND advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament for the UK and international...―
Happy Typhoid Mary Day! On March 27, 1915, Mary Mallon, the first person identified as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid, was put into quarantine. She stayed there until she died in 1938. After emigrating to New York from Ireland in 1884, Mary...―
…how was the play? may not be as tacky as Seth Macfarlane’s “The only actor to get into Lincoln’s head was John Wilkes Booth.”, but it comes pretty close. Daniel Day Lewis winning his third OSCAR for his masterful...―
On March 12, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, back in 1894, soda fountain owner, Joseph Bidenham served Coca Cola for the very first time. Bidenham didn’t invent it. That was the job of John Pemberton. And, since I live in Georgia, where Coke ...―
David Rizzio was the ‘private secretary’ to Mary Queen of Scots. Rumor had it he knocked her UP. She was the Queen, and her subjects were at her command. Unfortunately for Mr. Rizzio, who was really an Italian Count and diplomat, the...―
Today is the 227th anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. My favorite President, Thomas Jefferson, wrote it back in 1777. I wasn’t there. We didn’t discuss it, but if we had, I’d have cheered him on. The...―
223 years ago today, President George Washington delivered the very first State of The Union Address. We were a lot better off then. I really thought about stopping there, but the story is much too interesting. Washington and John Adams delivered...―
On January 2, 1791. the Wyandot and Delaware tribes surprised a settlement in what is now, Morgan County Ohio. It is referred to as the Big Bottom Massacre. Yes, they did not like big butts, and they could not lie! Actually, the big bottom in...―
In 1777, on the cold night of December 25th, General George Washington crossed the Delaware River to give the Hessian troops quartered in Trenton, NJ a post Christmas surprise. We’ve all seen the famous painting, we’ve all heard the...―
I love having raw quick things in the fridge for snacks. Want something sweet? It’s ...
The time is upon us to be tan and fit. I love this time of year. The best way to get ...
Crock pot cooking is perfect for anyone on the go go go! Well here is a great dinner that ...