Today is National Florida Day and all the strangeness that comes with it

National Florida Day celebrates the day this region of the US officially became a state. No wonder it happened during a winter month. Florida seems to attract an entire bevy of odd characters. Watching the local news is practically a three ring circus. This season is my favorite all year. Moderate, even warm, days make … Continue reading Today is National Florida Day and all the strangeness that comes with it

The third Saturday of January is National Use Your Gift Card Day

Did you receive Gift Cards for the holiday season? I both gave and received them. Today's National Day is a reminder to use them instead of letting them slowly be swallowed by the growing stack on your desk. While some cards are good forever, many have limits or costs if you try to spend them … Continue reading The third Saturday of January is National Use Your Gift Card Day

A Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Suggestion

Today we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1929. My recommendation is to spend some of your day reading his own words. I have a number of his books, either written himself or collected from his articles and speeches. Some options I will consider today: Stride Toward Freedom; The Montgomery Story Where … Continue reading A Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Suggestion

National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

This is the first of three posts where I will take a particular National Day and spin an extended Throwback Thursday based on memories of that topic... Not sure which interest this National Day serves but it prompts a memory of a rainy day when I was probably in about second grade. We lived in … Continue reading National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Welcome Introverts, this is your day…

Today is January 2 and is actually World Introvert Day. Count me in. Whereas some people attribute anti-social and stunted people skills to introverts, I view it as quite the opposite. In today's social media show-off culture and aggressive oversharing, some of us are quite comfortable in our own skin and don't need the constant … Continue reading Welcome Introverts, this is your day…

Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #6 – Cincinnati Style Chili (with a call out to National Peppermint Patty Day)

In celebration of the Cincinnati Bengals returning to the Super Bowl after an absence of more than three decades, I will post a unique Queen City Flavor Experience each day until the big day. Many regions of this country developed food or drink preferences that have withstood the national big brands swamping America with their … Continue reading Celebrating Cincinnati Cuisine #6 – Cincinnati Style Chili (with a call out to National Peppermint Patty Day)

Welcome Winter Solstice – Yule be glad you read this post!

The shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere means each following day will get longer going forward. Did you ever wonder how our forebears in northern central Europe kept that Yule log burning for so long in the dark of winter? The story is fascinating. The Yule log was a whole tree meant … Continue reading Welcome Winter Solstice – Yule be glad you read this post!