Tag Archives: Ancient Rome

Happy Imbolc

We have arrived at one of those times of the year when we can observe the blending of traditional western culture with newer western culture.  First we have the ancient Celtic practices. Secondly there are the ancient Roman aspects. Thirdly, … Continue reading

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Something About Venetian Blinds

Venetian blinds are an ever present sight each day. In my case, mini-blinds cover the window in front of my desk. Not only do they provide a simple background for my work space, but they enable me to adjust the … Continue reading

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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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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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National Read A Map Week

Because dad worked for the State Highway Department, he always had a handful of road maps handy in his cars.  Whether or not anyone needed a map of the State, he gave them away.  I’m sure my first road map … Continue reading

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