Happy Birthday to Republican President Abraham Lincoln!
As we all know, no longer is this day honored in the many states with a declared holiday. Lesser men have decided to combine Honest Abe’s birthday celebration with the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday. They have renamed it and re-purposed it as President’s Day, which is this coming Monday.
Honest Abe was the very first (and let us fiercely hope not the last) Republican president.
Today, January 23, is National Pie Day.
National Pie Day, an unofficial national holiday, was created simply to celebrate the pie. It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies. Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.
Who doesn’t love a good pie?
In keeping with the current reality of everything coming down to race in our supposedly post-racial nation (as expected and promised–but not fulfilled–by the election of Obama), controversy is brewing over a lack of Academy Awards nominations for black actors, directors, or movies:
Outrage erupted online Thursday about the lack of diversity in this year’s Academy Awards nominations, and stars are continuing to weigh in.
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Here’s hoping that 2016 brings us all that our hearts desire, including a conservative president-elect.
There’s something missing from Christmas this year. Have you noticed? Take a look around as you drive from store to store, looking for just the right gift for those special people. What do you see? Or should I say, “What DON’T you see?”
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States–a day upon which we collectively give thanks to Our Creator for all of the blessings bestowed upon us today and throughout our lives.
Let us always be thankful for loving family and friends.