Picking up the Fall 2009 issue of American Legacy: the Magazine of African-American History and Culture, I found several articles of particular interest. From recent history, "Muhammad Ali’s Louisville" -- to "Journal on Jars," an article researching the history of an enslaved man’s ability to write poetry on the clay jars he made for his master, this magazine truly broadened my horizons.
If you are like me and every other person out there, there is too much to do and not enough time to do it. So, how do you stay on top of everything? I am a list person. However, between work, family, kids, the dog, the house, and everything else that crops up, my to-do lists are sometimes out of control. I think I have found the answer, or at least my answer to the never ending chore list.
I have to admit, every so often, it’s hard to think of a good subject to blog. It seems like it’s all been said. Then, I go to my old standby, www.holidayinsights.com. This is where you can find Unique and Bizarre Holidays (their words, not mind) for every month of the year, and usually every day of the month. Here lies the truly unusual holidays that spark my imagination, and off I go on some tangent. So maybe, you just want to see what’s out there, or you’re looking for something to celebrate with your friends or family.
With Valentine's Day looming on the horizon, I know we're all trying to find that perfect someone; someone who is smart, charming, and humble. Finding someone like that seems like a dream, but I've found just the one. And actually, it's his birthday this weekend as well.
We have two little visitors staying here with us for the next month or so. Healthy Herman and Junkfood Jimmy are two little white rats that are helping the Discovery Club kids learn about nutrition. Herman will eat healthy food for the next few weeks, and Jimmy will eat junk food. At the end of the experiment, we will see how each rat has changed in appearance and behavior due to their diet.
Perhaps you might have noticed that there’s some snow outside. A lot of snow. Giant heaping piles of snow. Spectacular accumulations of microcrystalline dihydrogen monoxide. Yes, we had a blizzard recently, and I'm not talking about the delicious frozen treat from Dairy Queen.
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