While Motown Records may have had more stars than in the heavens in the day, the man who made “Hitsville USA” happen was founder, president and impresario, Berry Gordy Jr. But, he isn’t the only person in his bloodline who has achieved great success. With all the TV shows on about exploring one’s genealogy, this […]
Commenting about the weather negatively seems embedded in the DNA of mankind. Bringing up the changes in climate always is an easy conversation starter. But while the desire to talk about it is always present, the science behind reporting has been an evolutionary process. History shows that about 650 B.C., the Babylonians first tried to […]
This Friday March, 13th is National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day. The purpose of this day is for people to open umbrellas indoors and note whether they have any bad luck. While it is held annually on March 13th, the fact it falls on Friday the 13th makes this of particular note.
Charles Cunningham Boycott, from Norfolk, England, is the source of his name becoming a part of the English language. He was born on March 12, 1832. In County Mayo, Ireland, the Tenants’ “Land League” in 1880 asked for Boycott, an estate agent, to reduce their rents because of a poor harvest and the resulting dire economic conditions. Boycott then responded by […]
March 11th is Johnny Appleseed Day, remembering the life of John Chapman. Legend and lore recalls him as “Johnny Appleseed,” an actual American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of of the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions. He was heralded during his lifetime for his kind, generous ways, his proactive stance in conservation, and […]