Day, n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent. ~Ambrose Bierce
This is the time of year when, after all the presents have been opened and we've eaten all the goodies, we have time to stop and reflect. What did we achieve last year? If you are like me, you spent way too many hours playing computer games and surfing the internet. What do we want to achieve next year?
The writer Scott McClanahan overheard the following conversation between Frank James and John Browns. It was five in the morning, and they were sitting across the table from each other at a Hardee's. He was able to transcribe it for our benefit. Thanks Scott!
The Amish fiction books are one of my favorite kinds of books to read. Learning about their life style and beliefs is very interesting to me. Upon going to Jamesport, an Amish community in nearby Northwest Missouri, and going on a tour to the Amish stores that they usually have close to their homes, the guide told us about their lifestyle and beliefs. They are very similar to the way the books portray them.
As we drive around our neighborhoods during this time of year, we see beautiful lights adorning trees and houses in and around the city. Christmas is a holiday to celebrate with lights. Lights on the trees, displayed on our homes, and hung from the Christmas tree, which we so lovingly put in our houses to adorn with presents. But did you know that Christmas is not the only significant holiday that is celebrated this time of year with lights?
As Christmas approaches, we all find ourselves thinking about Christmas past. Some of our favorite memories are always close in our hearts. I asked my co-workers about their favorite childhood gift memories and /or a favorite Christmas memories.
The New Year is one of the oldest holidays that people all over the world have celebrated in different ways. Here in the U.S. we go to parties, host a party, or stay home with our family and eat, laugh and play games. We ring out the old and ring in the new.
The Bookies from the Blue Springs North Branch felt like professional judges as they were fully entertained by the students from Sunny Vale Middle School. The Bookies judged the SVMS first annual "BookWalk" contest at Barnes and Noble.