"""""On this day in 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blu... Read more
“We need the tonic of wildness—to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink c... Read more
The ABC of Living the Abundant Life by Thomas S. Monson:
A - Attitude
We can’t direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. For maximum happiness, peace, and contentment, may we choose a positive attitude.
B - Believe in yourse... Read more
1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
3. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
4. Change is inevitable... Read more
Americans who pause Monday on Memorial Day to remember men and women in all branches of the military who died serving their country will fly their flags at half-staff in mournful tribute and appreciation for their sacrifices. But the ritual is n... Read more
The Black Telephone
When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the Wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach ... Read more
From the Arlington Patch (February 17, 2017)
ARLINGTON, VA — Raccoons are having a rough go of it in the region lately. First a raccoon got stuck in a Reston bird feeder, then another one was rescued from a drain at Wakefield High School, a... Read more
When thousands of Parisians stormed the Bastille prison on this day in 1789, an event celebrated as the start of the decade-long French Revolution, at least one observer had personal experience in helping start his own country’s revolution.
A... Read more
Bastille Day, or French Independence Day (similar to the American Independence Day) celebrates a day that has impacted all of us, whether of French heritage or not. Briefly, Bastille Day is celebrated on July 14th. In France, this day is never c... Read more
Written by Regina Brett of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written."
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
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