Tag Archives: Ancient Greece

Dog Days

Dog Days, is an odd term isn’t it?  When I was a young boy, I wondered why there were Dog Days, but no Cat Days.  I was so troubled by the question that I decided to write to President Kennedy … Continue reading

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The Secret Ballot

Modern day Americans probably give little or no thought at all to the history of the secret ballot.  Many of us may believe that the secret, government provided, uniform ballot has been present in the United States ever since the founding … Continue reading

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Bad Luck

The Fisher family was cursed with constant bad luck.  That’s what dad used to tell our family, when I was still a boy. From time to time, he’d announce the latest misfortune to happen to the Fishers.  There were small … Continue reading

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Cake Day

As I looked over my calendar of days, I puzzled over today’s special day, National Cake Day. I wondered why this particular day was chosen. Today’s proximity to Thanksgiving is the major stumbling block to choosing a day in late November for such a … Continue reading

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Happy Red Rose Day

Oscar Wilde once said, “A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.”  He … Continue reading

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Are You Possibly Epicurean?

Increasing happiness and decreasing suffering have been the goals of humanity since the dawn of time.  I’m guessing that’s a basic biological response that evolved to enable self-preservation.  This is not anecdotal wisdom.  Anyone can observe this by watching domestic … Continue reading

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