Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Jul

‘Tis the time of the year to toast the season with shouts of joy and skoal!  Many of us know this time of year as Yuletime, Yuletide and celebrate the Yule.  In Scandinavia and many germanic areas, It is Jul … Continue reading

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Happy HumanLight

Some new holidays have been created relatively recently.  Most of us have no idea about why they were organized or what the meaning is behind them.  The best known of the new December holidays is Kwanzaa.  One of the least … Continue reading

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National Mathematics Day

I see that today, in India only, is National Mathematics Day. I wondered why, only in India?  I checked the list of special days to see if there was an error in my dayplanner. I found a Chocolate Caramel Day … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice …Floral Friday

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Today is Winter Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere.  This is a very special holiday to many, many people on earth. However you celebrate the holiday season, I hope this is a wonderful day for you and your loved ones. … Continue reading

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Merry Beiwe Festival

The other day I spotted an amusing visual on Facebook.  It showed a drawing of the Earth tilted to illustrate the Solstices.  The caption read, “Don’t forget the reason for the season, the tilt of earth’s axis.”  After a good … Continue reading

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The American Crisis

If you think the title of this post relates to the condition of the United States these days, you’re only partly correct.  It seems to me that America has often weathered severe tests of will. Somehow the U.S. has come … Continue reading

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Prohibition

I glanced at my calendar for today and noticed that one of American history’s biggest social experiments was set in motion on this date in 1917. Congress approved the wording of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Production, distribution … Continue reading

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