Two dogs, eight snakes… What can go wrong?

You all have probably wondered what has happened since I was blessed with two meanest and untouchable snakes as pets. I would love to share! First- It wasn’t until I made sure their Amazon-like home had multiple locks and chains, as well as individual heaters and misters, that I realized they were nocturnal. Which meansContinue reading “Two dogs, eight snakes… What can go wrong?”

The history behind the Purple Heart and the creation of the Purple Heart Day.

In the US Armed Forces, the Purple Heart is second only to the Medal of Honor in terms of recognition. Furthermore, it is the oldest military award in the United States- but where did it originate?

What led to Roe v. Wade? A look at the historical background.

Friends, However, in light of the recently leaked Supreme Court ruling that may overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in legalizing abortion in this country, I thought some historical context to the argument was necessary. As with many of my blogs- I derive my knowledge from history and current statistics, bowing to only whatContinue reading “What led to Roe v. Wade? A look at the historical background.”

And then it was the teachers…

Friends! This is a long one- full of historical tidbits of information, mind-blowing facts, proposed laws, and a hint of frustration. Bear with me… Regardless of where we are in the world- it has been a rough three years! The very foundation of what makes humans function- physical interaction, freedom of movement, decision-making rights, andContinue reading “And then it was the teachers…”

Why do we spring forward and fall back every year? A brief history of Daylight Saving Time!

It is dark here in Alaska. Cook dinner at 3:30 pm so you can be in bed by 6:00 pm dark. It happened quickly this year, like Christmas morning presents quickly. One day I was waking up to the chirping of birds and the annoying sounds across the street neighborhood mowing his grass at 6:30Continue reading “Why do we spring forward and fall back every year? A brief history of Daylight Saving Time!”

America’s Unknown Child. Who is the ‘Boy in the Box’?

All that remains of ‘America’s Unknown Child’ is a large plot in the Ivy Hill Cemetery in Cedarbrook, Philadelphia, surrounded by stuffed animals and other small gifts. Ivy Hill Cemetery employees meticulously care for the grave as if it was their own. Unfortunately, no name identifies who is buried below. What happened to the child?Continue reading “America’s Unknown Child. Who is the ‘Boy in the Box’?”

‘I think this would be a good time for a beer!’ My reason why FDR was considered a great President.

On a warm spring day, a hearse pulled from the small town of Warm Springs, GA, while the mournful sounds of an accordion played Dvorak’s Going Home. A military escort led the vehicle down the roadway lined with soldiers as they watched in silence as the American flag-draped coffin was taken to the rail station.Continue reading “‘I think this would be a good time for a beer!’ My reason why FDR was considered a great President.”

The Day a Generation Died- the New London Consolidated School Explosion

March 18, 1937- middle and high school students and teachers in the New London Texas Consolidated School were patiently waiting for the clock to move toward 3:30 p.m, when school would finally be released. Only 13 more minutes…… The elementary school-age children had already been dismissed and were in the process of boarding the schoolContinue reading “The Day a Generation Died- the New London Consolidated School Explosion”

The Professor and the Madman- who were the men behind the story?

What a minute! Why did no one tell me about The Professor and the Madman on Netflix? We have been binge-watching shows like Radioactive and The Trial of the Chicago 7, but we forgot to mention this movie? I am shocked and stunned. I will be watching the movie again!  It has everything to keep you enthralled- the creation ofContinue reading “The Professor and the Madman- who were the men behind the story?”

The man, the myth, the legend…. George Washington

I am not going to lie to you friends, my knowledge of George Washington is limited to only a few things: 1. He had wooden teeth 2. He was President 3. He cut down a cherry tree and told on himself 4. He was a General 5. His wife had a very annoying parrot thatContinue reading “The man, the myth, the legend…. George Washington”