March 2017 archive

Mar 22

My Perfect Holiday!

Today is known as International Goof Off Day.  It is a day to relax, enjoy and goof off.  Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow. Even though I have 5 (yes, five!) part-time jobs, I seem to be able to do them all and manage to have lots of nap time.  Except for …

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Mar 20

Happy Spring!

  Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdies is. Some say the birds is on the wing, but that’s absurd, the wing is on the bird.   That’s how I learned this little ditty.  A quick internet search shows that some wonder where the flowers is and other variations.   …

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Mar 17

Saint Patrick’s Day / Riverdance

  Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.   When I was a …

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Mar 16

It All Started With a Train

I was reading this great article at and saw that the header image was a train we were on in 2007, the White Pass & Yukon Route out of Skagway, Alaska. The Thrillist folks said “As you cruise along the side of frighteningly sheer cliff-drops on this narrow-gauge railway, you can’t help but wonder who in …

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Mar 15

Ides of March

  Everyone knows we’re supposed to beware the Ides of March and may even remember they’re from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” but what exactly do they mean?   The Ides of March marked the day the Julius Caesar was assassinated by members of the Roman Senate in 44 B.C.E. A soothsayer, or psychic, warned Caesar …

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Mar 14

Happy Pi Day!


Mar 12

Don’t Forget

  Daylight Saving Time is currently the second Sunday in March in the USA.  The practice is designed to give people an extra hour of sunlight in the evening hours. The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., so change your microwave and old-school clocks before you head to bed Saturday night. The change is …

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Mar 10

It’s Also International Bagpipe Day!


Mar 10

Happy Mary O’Day!

  Even though the day is really for Mario, I like to think of it as MaryO day.  Since I’m Scottish, how about MaryO’Day?   So, I bring you the new holiday…                  

Mar 06

Found on Facebook

  From My Heart Will Always be in Scotland Wha’s like us? The average Englishman, in the home he calls his castle, slips into his national costume, a shabby raincoat, patented by chemist Charles Macintosh from Glasgow, Scotland. En route to his office he strides along the English lane, surfaced by John Macadam of Ayr, …

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