Happy | Will You Be Happy In The New Year?
As 2019 comes to an end, I have already started filling my calendar and making plans for 2020. I won't be attending any parties to welcome in 2020. Much like last year, I plan on being at home with my family enjoying our time together, and watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve party. I will make some resolutions for my life throughout the year, just not at the beginning of the year. The resolutions I make will have more to do with choosing to be happy, and not so much
Christmas | Merry Christmas
Once in a Manger Once in a manger, a long time ago, Before there was Santa and reindeer and snow, A star shone down on humble beginnings below Of a baby just born who the world would soon know. Never before had there been such a sight. Would the Son of a King have to suffer this plight? Aren't there armies to lead? Aren't there battles to fight? Shouldn't He conquer the world and demand His birthright? No, this frail little infant asleep in the hay Would change the whole worl
C | C Is For Celebration!
This blog post was originally published on December 08, 2018. The month of December ushers in a multitude of celebrations for most people. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, are some of the most widely celebrated events, but there are also many birthdays, anniversaries and graduations that take place during the month. What I use to enjoy the most about celebrations, were the delicious foods and unexpected gifts. I still enjoy those things, but not as much as I enjoy seeing how
Fit | Fit To Be Tied!
I recently attended a social event that provided its guests with a delicious dinner and excellent entertainment. I arrived early to the event so I could have a good view of the entertainment. While I was seated at my table, I noticed a family seated themselves 2 tables over from where I was. During the course of the evening, my enjoyment of the event was constantly interrupted by a very unruly toddler sitting with the family 2 tables over. I witnessed multiple family members
Moon | It Must Be A Full Moon!
Since I was a young child, I have heard countless people utter the phrase “It Must Be A Full Moon”, when referring to weird and strange happenings. In Roman mythology, the moon was depicted as a female, as it was thought to possess the characteristic of being able to become pregnant and give birth. Luna is the moon Goddess, who was thought to have given birth to a new moon each month. Luna’s name is the prefix to lunacy - the state of being a lunatic (a mentally ill person).
Adaptation | We Survived Because We Adapted!
Adaptation is a change, or the process of change, by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. History tells us that adaptation plays a crucial role when it comes to the survival of a species. Humans (Homo sapiens) and Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) were initially thought to have evolved from Homo erectus between 300,000 and 200,000 years ago. When southeastern Europe became a large area of flat unforested grassland and semi-desert, during t
Gratitude | How Do You Express Your Appreciation?
This blog post was originally published on November 17, 2018. During the holiday season, and particularly on the Thanksgiving holiday, many people will be asked, “what are you thankful for?” Most will respond with, not one, but many things they are thankful for. It is truly a blessing to be able to proclaim these things! While it is pleasing to say what we are thankful for, it is our show of appreciation, and return of kindness, that expresses our gratitude or quality of bei
Submarine | Nuclear Submarine Or Just Nuclear?
On November 4, 2019, ABC News anchor David Muir performed a special report featuring the nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Florida. I watched the report in amazement! The report highlighted many capabilities of the submarine and its crew. How deep can a submarine dive? I found out through Google that the answer to this question is classified. However, the Navy can tell us that their submarines can submerge deeper than 800 feet, which is different from research submarines th
Wine | I Meant Fine Wine...Not Fine, Whine!
This blog post was originally published on April 1, 2017. I love a glass of wine at the end of my workday. Some days I drink my glass of wine in a hurry, but most days I take my time to sip and have a clever conversation with my wine. I particularly enjoy the robust, yet gently soothing features of a fine Sauvignon Blanc. The type of whine I absolutely do not enjoy, is the type that is made from sour grapes, such as coworkers complaining about how much they are unhappy with t
Reflection | Take Time To Reflect!
In the early 70s, actor David Carradine starred as the Shaolin monk and martial-arts expert Kwai Chang Caine in the popular television show Kung Fu. Caine fled China after his master was killed, then relocated to America, defending the helpless and straightening out the crooked. Caine’s calm, collected, self-composed, and unperturbed demeanor made him appear extraordinary! I believe it was in the mid-80s when I first started to hear about self-reflection, even though the pra