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Numbers: National Hispanic Heritage Month – Population Stats

We are beginning the second week of National Hispanic Heritage Month – an annual tradition that celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from countries that include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, and the nations of Central and South America.   National observance of Hispanic heritage began in 1968 under President … Continue reading

Observing the 75th Anniversary of D-Day – June 6, 2019

“You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you… I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower On June 6, 2019, the world will observe the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading

Pi Day, 03.14.2019, Is Almost Here

Pi Day is almost here! Pi Day, observed annually on March 14th or 03.14, calls attention to the importance of the mathematical constant pi or Π. Pi is an irrational transcendental number…that means its decimal places will continue to infinity. Pi is very important to STEM because of its relationship to the circle; it is a constant … Continue reading

Numbers: Our Growing Aging Population

70 is the new 40! Continue reading

Remember, Small Business Saturday is November 24, 2018

As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I would be remiss if I didn’t’ remind my readers of this blog that Small Business Saturday is almost here. Small Business Saturday was conceived by American Express and first launched in 2010 on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The idea was to encourage everyone to support local shops … Continue reading

Numbers: Recounting Some Ballots of the 2018 Midterm Election

It’s one week later, and I feel like we are still living through the November 6, 2018 midterm election. In some ways we are. In a few states some races have been deemed too close to call and election workers and volunteers are still counting ballots. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to hear on Tuesday, … Continue reading

Numbers: Stats for Veterans Day 2018

Today, November 12, 2018, is Veteran’s Day (observed) in the United States. The first Veterans Day was observed on November 11, 1919 which marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I (WWI). Veterans Day honors military veterans with a variety of events that include parades, speeches and talks, volunteer activities, and remembrance … Continue reading

Numbers: Breast Cancer Awareness – 1 in 8

It’s the first week of October and the fall foliage is in bloom! Various shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, magenta, blue and brown are included in the count of deciduous trees’ autumn leaf colors. One color that may be more prominent in your environment during the month of October is pink! The pink … Continue reading

Numbers: Gas Price Updates and 2018 Independence Day Stats

July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year. AAA’s latest July 4th Travel Report shows that an estimated 47 million Americans are expected to travel 50+ miles away from their homes for the holiday. This is a record number for the 4th of July holiday and a five (5) percent increase from last year. With … Continue reading

Numbers: Football in America – 2018 Draft and the Odds of Hearing “Welcome to the NFL”

The first day of the NFL’s 2018 Draft is here! There are many, many persons who have been waiting for this very special day to arrive. This year, the three-day event will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The draft can be viewed as a fierce battle for some of the very … Continue reading