Monthly Archives: January 2014

Super Bowl XLVIII

It’s almost that time of year again! An opportunity to pass around a bowl of guacamole, order some pizza, crack open a beer (only for those 21 and over listeners), and watch Super Bowl XLVIII. With the NFL’s biggest game day just around the corner, the Super Bowl, held this year on Sunday, February 2nd,

Groundhog Day And The Signs Of Spring

Every February 2nd, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club gathers at Gobbler’s Knob to watch if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow upon emerging from his hibernation burrow. Since 1887, Groundhog Day has been celebrated on the day that is exactly midway between the vernal equinox and the winter solstice. Long, cold winters can make grown men

An Overview of the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is the most celebrated event in China and this Friday, January 31, 2014, is this year’s Chinese New Year. It is such a special holiday that people begin taking leave from work weeks in advance to prepare for the biggest and most celebrated event in China. Chinese months are designed by

Help the blind read too during National Braille Literacy Month

January is National Braille Literacy Month and focuses on raising awareness of the Braille literacy crisis. This event is centered on finding more advocates for Braille literacy and fundraising efforts to bring more affordable Braille books and other resources to blind people of all ages. Why January? Because it is the birth month of the

Use your manners during National Thank You Month

Danke! Merci! Gracias! Thank you! It doesn’t matter what language you speak, all of these words have the same meaning – gratitude. Remind yourself to be gracious in January and take part in the National Thank You Month celebration. I can remember back to when my parents would remind me to use my manners. I

Martin Luther King, Jr Day: Honoring and Celebrating a Great Man

This January 20th, our country will gather together to celebrate the life and achievements of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This scholar, clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights movement for African-Americans made significant contributions not just for human rights, but also in the way we struggle to free the oppressed. I, for

The Unknown Ben Franklin

On January 17th, we celebrate the birthday of American Visionary Ben Franklin.  His inventions crafted the modern world as we know it; but I’ll bet there’s a lot of things about this founding father you didn’t know!  Here are a few tid bits of my favorite Franklin trivia. At fifteen, young Ben wrote letters to