The book Dinner & A Movie Cookbook puts a whole new spin on movie night. This book has a wide variety of movie suggestions with recipes that correspond with each movie. Some examples are the movie The Blues Brothers and a recipe for Funky Chicken. Or, how about Smokey and the Bandit with a big slice of Breaker....Breaker Banana Cream Pie? Any of these movies/recipes would make a great family night.
On Thursday, March 17, we will celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Why is a national religious holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland such a popular holiday in the United States? The emigration of the Irish to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the far-flung British Empire in the 1800s spread the tradition of St. Patrick's Day around the world.
A. Most tsunamis occur when two parts of Earth’s crust-tectonic plates-move below the seabed. They jolt or go underneath each other. Tsunamis can also be formed by huge rock slides or asteroids falling into the sea.
A tsunami is a train, or series, of waves. The average height above sea level of a tsunami wave as it hits a coast is 10 feet, but can be much higher. Waves from tsunamis look square when they are seen from the side. Hurricane waves are curved.
March 16th is the birth date of James Madison, the 4th President of the United States of America. James Madison is recognized as the "Father of the Constitution" and the chief author of the "Bill of Rights". Freedom of information and individual rights was very important to James Madison. The Freedom of Information Act was passed into law in 1966. It opened up a wealth of information to American citizens.
If you would like to learn more, please utilize your right by visiting your local library.
One of the definitions of "bibliotherapy" according to Merriam Webster’s Medical Dictionary (2007 edition) is "guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading." Books can be incredibly helpful when facing life’s trials and tribulations. They can inform, comfort, and guide.
Someone dear to me was diagnosed with cancer last year. I know that when I feel helpless, I attempt to empower myself with knowledge. As soon as I learned of her diagnosis, I rushed to find books that would help me to care for her and to offer comfort.
Spring is almost here, and with it comes one of my favorite things to do: mushroom hunting. I have mushroom hunted as far back as I can remember. I couldn’t tell you if it was something I started out enjoying because I wasn’t given an option; my mom went so the kids went.
What’s all the hoopla? This is a single elimination tournament held each spring in the United States featuring college basketball teams. Held mostly in March, it is informally known as March Madness or The Big Dance.
Those of us of a certain age certainly remember Jackie. Of course, I’m referring to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, one of the most private women in the world who was married to both JFK and a Greek billionaire.