Category Archives: Holidays

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

Posted in Holidays, Music, The Culture, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

What to eat on St. Patrick’s Day?

This ^^^ isn’t what I am eating on St. Patrick’s Day, but maybe some day soon! The traditional favorite, accompanied by root veggies and cabbage. My mother called it a “boiled dinner”, and she also made that with ham, as … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays, Recipes, The Culture, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Hobbies & General Interest, Holidays, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Holi festival

Commonly known as the festival of colors, Holi is a Hindu tradition in India and Nepal that commemorates the end of winter’s gloomy days. This holiday is so sacred that even local markets and businesses are expected to close up … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays | 3 Comments

Pączki Day (Detroit Style) aka Fat Tuesday

A repeat post with a few minor updates; I won’t be eating these today, but remember them fondly. It’s Pączki Day, and in Detroit that means you should be sure to wear your stretchy pants or, as my old friend … Continue reading

Posted in Hobbies & General Interest, Holidays | 18 Comments

America’s first couple, on Valentine’s Day

.@realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS are celebrating their 15th #ValentinesDay together as a married couple. We took a quick glimpse back at their love story. — Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 14, 2020

Posted in Holidays, Politics | 2 Comments

Cartoon of the day …

Image | Posted on by | 1 Comment