Great…Coffee can kill you too

National Coffee Day.  Go ahead splurge…or maybe grab a free cup from some great places.   And don’t worry about over-doing it.  It would take 70 cups of coffee to kill an average 150 pound person.  As for the whiskey in the photo?  It takes only about 13 shots to do the job. And for you […]

Don’t tell me you can’t run that far.

Start the week with Labor Day…end with week with retirement…it’s National 401K day. The 401K was discovered by accident by a finance consultant in 1980.Before that, no one really tried to understand that portion of the tax code. Why are you not signed up for a 401K? Don’t say you can run that far.  (yes, […]

Today is a special day…but not for me

September 9 is the most common birthday.  (USA anyway) We didn’t really start celebrating birthdays until we really had calendars.  How would you know?  We started celebrating birthdays about 5,000 years ago with the Egyptian Pharaohs, as they tracked moon cycles.  Candles on cake?  Those zany Greeks are to blame. Who has a birthday today?  Here’s a few: Adam Sandler, Michael […]

You better than the other guy?

Part sport, part art and science.  It’s National Chess Day. (9/1) A game that started in India (some say China) in the 6th century and quickly spread and grew into the game we now know in Italy and Spain around in the mid 15th century…but was also disparaged by major religions at the time. I started […]

I’ll drink to this holiday

Today (8/28) is the National USA celebration day of this tasty drink. Red Wine!Here’s something that been around for thousands of years…from China, Greece, Sicily; the oldest winery was found in Armenia.  And red wine was the every-episode fav of Cersei and Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones” and was the go-to ceremonial taste in Egypt. […]

Be Quiet, I’m Broadcasting!

Today is National Radio Day in the USA.  A media that still reaches over 92% of the US population.  The competition is fierce and the reach is fantastic. I started in radio back in the mid 70’s reading obituaries and playing polka music. (Don’t ask, but the station was WISL) Over 45 years, my career allowed me […]

One hot potato! (or patata)

A special day for what we believe started as a wild plant in Peru and domesticated about 9,000 years ago.  Today is National Potato day! Spain called it The Patata. And the first known were the sweet potato, like this one.  The regular white potato was known as the “bastard potato” back in the 16th century.  Today there […]