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Flag Day
Thursday, June 14, 2018      17 comments

"""""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
4/22/18 - Earth Day
Sunday, April 22, 2018      19 comments

“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
To start a new year...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      20 comments

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
Murphy's Other Laws
Friday, June 16, 2017      30 comments

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
Memorial Day Flag Etiquette
Saturday, May 27, 2017      22 comments

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
Heartwarming Story
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      29 comments

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
Hitchhiker Raccoon!
Sunday, February 19, 2017      28 comments

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
IRONY...explained in pictures
Thursday, January 12, 2017      36 comments

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Thursday, September 22, 2016      38 comments

Happy Autumn! For me, it means that time has come to take my annual trip to Lake Superior. So, good bye my friends, and see you when I get back in mid-October! ... Read more
Are you feeling stressed?
Saturday, July 30, 2016      24 comments

/41225777 Here is a beautiful, calming and peaceful video to watch in lieu of all the unsettling chaos in the media of late. (6:45)... Read more
Nice, July 14th 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016      11 comments

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Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution
Thursday, July 14, 2016      12 comments

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
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      19 comments

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
More Smiles
Wednesday, April 13, 2016      46 comments

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45 Lessons Life Taught Me
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      34 comments

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. ... Read more

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