Category Archives: Holidays

He is risen!

Matthew 28: In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the … Continue reading

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My Spring

The vernal equinox, also known as “Spring”, officially occurs today just before 6:00 pm EDT. In the cold North, Spring comes in gradually.  Maybe it is because Winter is overstaying its time, and I watch more carefully to spot Spring’s … Continue reading

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What to eat on St. Patrick’s Day?

This ^^^ is what I am eating! The traditional favorite, accompanied by root veggies and cabbage. I have many meals ahead containing this delicious beefy treat. My mother called it a “boiled dinner”, and she also made that with ham, … Continue reading

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

For all of my Irish, part Irish, wish-you-were Irish, and temporarily Irish friends, I lift a glass to your health and happiness! An old Irish/Celtic folk song Of all the money, e’er I had, I spent it in good company, … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March …

Or as the soothsayer probably really said, “Cave Idus Martias”. At least, that’s what the soothsayer in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, said. Caesar should have listened. After all, March 15th, 44BC was the day he was assassinated. On the other … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day! The history of pi dates back to the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians. Babylonians estimated pi as 3.125, and the Egyptians approximated pi to be 3.1605. However, it was the Greek mathematician Archimedes that calculated pi to be between 223/71 … Continue reading

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Doggityday addendum – Today is National K9 Veterans Day! It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the “K-9 Corps,” according to American Humane, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the … Continue reading

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