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As a child growing up in the 1980’s, I was never shielded from the rampant consumerism this decade  is well known for. The xmas holidays always conjure the sweetest childhood memories. One memory I hold pretty dear is that of shopping at the big department stores of the era. I remember Hills with […]

Hills is where the toys were


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  Ah, August, Sextilis how boring you are. Here in Tennessee its pretty damned hot in August and with humidity often reaching 100% for weeks at a time I find myself wondering if there is really anything interesting about the month.  I researched and found that probably the most interesting […]

Sextilis an Unloved Month


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I love dogs. I have a dog I rescued from a shelter as a 2 month old.  I have done my best to love and care for my pup. Canine cropping and docking has reached epidemic proportions over the years. I ran across a post on Facebook that made my stomach […]

Cropping and Docking : Dog Mutilations Need to Stop


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Fall Geekery is upon us.  I have not had much of a penchant for blogging lately but in October the winds change and the temperature drops and my geek blood runs hot with Halloween fever.  I typically try to fill the month of October with all manner of odd and […]

Well, It is October the first.



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bellamy salute pledge
The pledge of allegiance was written by the socialist minister and magazine editor Francis Bellamy in 1892 for a nationwide public school celebration of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s landing. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country.  Bellamy was a well-known “Christian Socialist” whose […]

Pledge to Know the Facts


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Well, it’s my birthday on November the 13th.  When my birthday rolls around, I always find myself looking to the past. Since I was born in 1973. I personally have never really looked into the events of my birth year so I thought I would research a bit and share […]

1973 a Year in Review, The year I was born



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The scarecrow is a fascinating piece of Halloween cornucopia that just does not get the attention it deserves in my opinion. Some of the best scary stories ever told contain themes of this icon of fall. It is about more than scaring a crow but coming to life and behaving […]

Rustle Scare Crow



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September, in Old England, was called Haervest-monath (Harvest Month). Michaelmas, on the 29th is an ancient Celtic “Quarter Day” which marked the end of the harvesting season and is steeped in folklore. It used to be the 7th month of the year if you were a Roman until about 153 BC.  That […]

September, Formerly the 7th Month in the Year



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The traditional carving of the Jack-o-lantern has its roots in a very dark tale from Irish lore about a man named Stingy Jack, who dared to drink with the devil and gambled his soul on the sharpness of his wits.  Originally Turnips were hollowed out and used as talismans against the dark forces […]

A Jack-o-lantern Tale of Two Vegetables