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Veteran’s Day 2019

The United States Marine Corp will celebrate is 244th birthday on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Monday, November 11, 2019 is Veteran’s Day. Based on the 2018 American Community Survey (Source: Census Bureau), there are 18 million military veterans in the United States. We honor all who served and thank you for your service because freedom … 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

Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates For 2019

In my last post on the Ebola virus disease (EVB), Some Ebola Virus Disease Updates for 2019, published on July 3, 2018, I shared that health officials in West Africa and other organizations were close to declaring the most recent outbreak of EVD over. I also shared that the challenge is not that this outbreak … Continue reading

During This Holy Week Let’s “Unbury the Peace”

Unburying the Peace Let us pray for peace Peace at home and Peace around the world. If only we did not inflict on others What we did not wish done to us. If we could bury hostility and hatred, racism and rancor Bury jealousy, injustice and vengefulness Destroy the evil doer’s full-time helpers Rob them … Continue reading

The 2019 Spring Equinox Will Be Greeted with Higher Gas Prices and a Super Worm Moon

We are less than 36 hours away from the start of the spring equinox and it appears that more than the outdoor temperatures are warming up. According to the Old Farmers’ Almanac, spring will make its official debut in the United States on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 5:58 p.m. EDT.  Welcome spring! On the … Continue reading

Thank the Babylonians for New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the last day of 2018! In less than 24 hours, a new year – 2019 – will begin. In addition to asking what are your New Year’s Eve plans, inquiring minds also want to know if you will be making any New Year’s resolutions? In a previous post, It’s 2017: Resolutions, Goals and Opportunities, I … 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: Another Mass Shooting, 12 Dead – Is This The Norm?

I awoke this morning, like so many others, to hear of another mass shooting here in the United States. Twelve victims, including a sheriff’s sergeant, are dead. The shooter is also dead. The details are sketchy, but here’s what I’ve been able to decipher about this most recent event:  When – Wednesday evening, November 7, … Continue reading

Am I the only one who didn’t know that pumpkins are considered fruit?

Halloween is a big event for most school aged children, but also many adults in these United States along with ghosts, goblins, witches brew and pumpkin ale. Countless numbers of pumpkins will be carved up for this annual celebration. The carved pumpkin has and still is associated with the harvest season, but around 1900, an … Continue reading

Gas Prices Show Slight Uptick as Labor Day Weekend 2018 Begins

H Congratulations! We made it to the last day of the eighth month of the year. It’s Friday, August 31, 2018, and many of you are already in the home stretch of beginning your Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Aside from that extra day off that most of us will get to do just about anything … Continue reading