Lets go to Namibia and plant a tree

    Why?…Well why not? It’s tree planting day after all. Trees have so much to offer. Here are some of the benefits according to http://www.treepeople.org/top-22-benefits-treesTrees combat the greenhouse effect Trees combat the greenhouse effect Global warming is the result of excess greenhouse gases, created by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical rainforests. Heat from the […]

Fly your flag, whatever it may be.

Constitution Day in Georgia, Independence Day in the Ukraine, and National Flag Day in Kazakhstan & Liberia. Italy has two things to celebrate. “Maria Teresa de Filippis–the first woman ever to compete in Formula One racing–drives a Maserati in the Portuguese Grand Prix at Oporto on August 24, 1958.” ~History.com Mount Vesuvius Day, the anniversary of the eruption in 79 […]

Books and Indigenous Peoples

Today is book lovers day. So if you can not wait for the movie, go read the book. The book is usually better anyway. Today is also…International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples The United Nations is in the Second International Decade, (2005 – 2014), “A Decade for Action and Dignity.” ‘The theme aims to highlight the […]

Happy Lughnasadh

Another name for this holiday is ‘first loaf.’ For those of you who know a farmer or maybe you have your own garden, you know it is the beginning of the harvest season. We show our appreciate for what we are storing up for winter by commemorating the first loaf. As the story goes, the […]

Happy Birthday Ernest!

On this day in 1899, Ernest Miller Hemingway, author of such novels as “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Old Man and the Sea,” is born in Oak Park, Illinois. The influential American literary icon became known for his straightforward prose and use of understatement. Hemingway, who tackled topics such as bullfighting and war in […]

17 Yellow Pigs walk into a bar…

The Bar tender was busy, because they were square. Turns out there is a mathematicians holiday for yellow pigs. The Yellow Pig is believed to have originated with mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly, while they were students at Princeton University in the early 1960s. They began listing interesting properties of the number 17, and somehow the 17-eyelashed yellow pig […]

Holy pandemonium and nudists, it’s the birth of the MP3!

Today in 1995 the “MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3” as dubbed by it’s creators, was given the official nickname MP3. Music would never be the same! http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-revolutionary-new-technology-is-christened-quotmp3quot But wait, there’s more! It’s national Pandemonium Day! AND National Nudist Day! I would imagine if everyone decided to go around in their skivvies it would be pandemonium. So […]