Category: Observance

Today is the Day

It’s 2019.  Now that the holiday festivities are nestled in our memories and the confetti has been swept away, we can concentrate on the new year ahead of us.  On the first day of a new year, we resolve to make positive changes in our lives. Today’s decisions will legislate our future. Whatever lies ahead, let’s resolve to put our best foot… Read more →

The Scary Truth About Halloween

The ancient Celtics celebrated their new year on November 1. They called this Samhain (pronounced sow-in) and it marked the end of the harvest season for Celtic farmers.  They believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead were more undefined so to provide the best chance of surviving a… Read more →

The Origin of “Boo”

Take a deep breath through your nose and keep your lips together.  Now exhale out of your mouth and listen to the sound you make as your breath escapes betwixt your parted lips.  It sounds pretty darn close to the word, “Boo”, doesn’t it? We humans have been saying “boo” for nearly five centuries. Perhaps because it’s one of the easiest… Read more →

5 Ways to Get More Business This Spring

With St. Patrick’s, Easter, Passover and Graduations around the corner, there’s a lot of observance as Spring approaches. Let’s review four things you can do on the web to get more business during this festive season! Use WordPress to make your website responsive. Responsive websites use code that changes the layout and content displayed, depending on the device viewing the website.… Read more →

Why We Are Thankful

In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England with 102 passengers, lured by the promise of prosperity, freedom of religion and land ownership in the New World.  They were looking to reach the mouth of the Hudson River, but after 66 treacherous days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of of… Read more →

Remembering Those Who Labored

Those Who Made America As we come to celebrate the end-of-summer three-day weekend, let us pause to reflect on why we celebrate Labor Day. Labor Day is observed on the first Monday in September and has come to symbolize the end of summer for many Americans.  Many celebrate with parties, parades and athletic events, but it’s origins come from the… Read more →

Resolved: A Story of Independence

The Revolutionary War began with small battles in April of 1775.  At that time, only a few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain and those who did want complete separation were considered radical.  In early 1776, publisher Thomas Paine expressed revolutionary sentiments in his best selling pamphlet, “Common Sense”.   This added to the growing resentment of British rule, leading… Read more →

Memorial Day, an American Holiday

Did you know that Memorial Day is only an American holiday?  It’s always observed on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military. Early Unofficial Observances The Civil War saw more casualties than any other war in American history.  This prompted the development of our country’s first national cemeteries.  By… Read more →