50 Years Ago Today…

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50 years ago today was the first major student demonstration against the Vietnam War.  In New York’s Times Square nearly 1000 students marched in protest and in San Francisco another 700 students protested.  In addition to the larger demonstrations, smaller ones were also held in Boston, Seattle, and Madison, Wisconsin.   Information courtesy of AARP’S 2014 Almanac Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Read more [...]

{Book Review} Michal’s Window

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  {Title} Michal’s Window {Author} Rachelle Ayala “Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope. Rachelle Ayala has written three novels. Michal’s Window is a powerful and emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s Read more [...]

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!

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  Today is St. Patricks’s Day!  Do you and your family celebrate?  Do you cook the traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage?  St. Patrick’s Day has an interesting history and traditions!  Click here to read more about it!  Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Read more [...]

Today is St. David’s Day!

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This is another of those holidays that I had no idea existed!  It is to celebrate the life of St. David and the Welsh culture.  It is not a public holiday in the United States though, but some people still recognize it.  To learn more about this holiday, click on the image below. Read more [...]

Today is President’s Day!

Happy President’s Day!  Today is the day set aside by our nation to honor past Presidents of the United States!  This day was chosen because it is the birthday of our first President, George Washington!  To learn more about this holiday and how it is celebrated, click on the image below! Read more [...]

Today is Valentine’s Day!!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!  I hope everyone has someone to spend this special day with!  Click here to learn more about the history and how it is celebrated! Read more [...]

Today Is Mardi Gras!

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 It’s Mardi Gras time!  For anyone that has never been to a Mardi Gras parade… especially a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade… they need to go to at least one once in their lifetime!  Click on the image below to learn more about this awesome holiday’s history and the ways that it is celebrated!   Read more [...]

Today is Chinese New Year!

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Happy Chinese New Year to anyone that celebrates it!  Click the image below to learn more about it!

Today is Super Bowl Sunday!

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  It is Super Bowl XLVII and it is being held right here in my neck of the woods…. New Orleans, Louisiana!  Everyone knows what the Super Bowl is (at least I hope so!) but do you know the history of it?  Click on the image below for a pretty neat history lesson from the NFL itself!  It includes some cool information about each Super Bowl dating all the way back to the first one!  The information includes a recap, boxscore, and MVP and the newer ones include photos and Read more [...]

Today is Groundhog Day!

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Happy Groundhog Day!  Let’s hope the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow!  I know I am ready for spring to come along! Here is a picture of Punxsutawney Phil!  Click on the image to learn more about the history of Groundhog Day and how it is celebrated! Read more [...]