February 19, 2018

Presidential Pecking Order

Do you have what it takes to be President? To meet the minimum requirements, all you need is to be a natural born US citizen, at least 35 years old and have been a resident of the United States for 14 years, that’s it! Seems pretty easy, right? There are no minimum requirements when it comes to Presidential responsibilities. The President serves as head of the executive branch of the federal[...]
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February 12, 2018

Hot Diggety! It’s the Year of the Dog!

Chinese New Year begins on Friday, February 16, 2018 and ends on February 4, 2019. According to the Asian lunar calendar, it’s the Year of the Dog! If you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, OR are a newcomer in 2018, you’re a DOG! The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12 year recurring cycle with each year named for an animal starting with rat, then ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon,[...]
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February 5, 2018

My Aunt Can Beat Your Aunt!

Meet Aunt Edna. She’s tough, opinionated and fiery; AND she can beat YOUR AUNT at ANYTHING! (I’m just sayin!!) She’ll open a can of whoop-ass AND get her infamous tuna casserole on the table for supper in no time at all. She never minces words; her motto is “to tell it like it is”. To be honest, I’d rather tangle with an ill-tempered Saltwater Crocodile than Aunt Edna. That’s not to[...]
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January 29, 2018

Tiramisu and Dominoes Too!

When in Italy, do as the Italians do and enjoy the coffee flavored heavenly dessert called Tiramisu! This delicate “pick me up” contains sweet sponge biscuits called ladyfingers, dunked in coffee and topped with a light mixture of eggs, sugar, Italian cream cheese and sprinkled with cocoa! Where did Tiramisu begin? There is much debate over the origins of Tiramisu, but one thing that can’t[...]
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January 22, 2018

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, Jack is a Thief and On the Run!

Remember the fairy tale about Jack and the Beanstalk? Here’s a quick rundown of the story. Jack and his mother are poor and rely on the milk from their dairy cow to make ends meet. One day, the cow stops making milk and Jack’s mother tells him to take the cow into town and sell her. On his way to the market, Jack meets up with a man who trades him magic beans for the cow. Jack, thinking he had[...]
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January 15, 2018

Fuhgeddaboudit!

Jonesy has been the boss of the litter ever since he scratched and clawed his way to the top. He’s smart, shrewd and gutsy with a head for dreaming up schemes that rack up heaps of dough and dames. Jonesy started out in the biz as a can opener, cracking safes and fencing goods before he moved up to the big time. Now he’s got an army of goons that take care of his dirty work and leave no fingerprints[...]
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January 8, 2018

Make Like an Atom and Split!

So you always wanted to be a nuclear scientist, huh? You’ve spent countless hours pondering how to get energy from atomic particles and now’s your chance to turn your dream into reality! Nuclear fission, here we come! For most of us nuclear fission sounds pretty complicated. Not to worry. The real long and short of it is that when an atom is split into two, it releases energy. The method to[...]
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December 24, 2017

Time for the Holidays

Every year, Thanksgiving arrives like the gun shot from a starting pistol! It feels like Halloween was just last week and here we are gobbling down turkey with all the fixings! But, that’s just the beginning. Put on your track shoes and carefully place the oxygen mask over your nose and mouth before assisting others! Here comes Black Friday, Cyber Monday, one day only sales, early bird sales, night[...]
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December 18, 2017

Silly Reindeer Games

Santa and his elves are hard at work getting all the last minute preparations done before the big night, CHRISTMAS EVE! Names and addresses are cross checked, presents arranged by regions and gift tags triple checked to make sure they’re secure. It’s quite a production at the North Pole just to make sure we all have the merriest of Christmas’ ever! Did you ever wonder what Santa’s reindeer[...]
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December 11, 2017

The North Pole Fluff and Fold

Myron, an elf and gift wrapping assembly line specialist at the North Pole, has just been reassigned to work in the North Pole laundry. As you might imagine, the laundry runs like a fine Swiss watch at the North Pole. Clothes arrive in separate laundry bags marked with each North Pole resident’s name. The laundry from each bag is put into a single washer and then a dryer to keep clothes together.[...]
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