Did you know?

November 6, 2007

Today is Tuesday, November 6th – Election Day. Did you know: Election day is set for the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November? In every even-numbered year, all seats in the House of Representatives are voted for? On every year evenly divisible by four, the President and Vice-President are voted for? That November […]

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What Marine Corps boot camp is like…

November 5, 2007

Have you ever been curious about what Marine Corps boot camp is really like? This video shows it fairly well. When people have asked me about boot camp, I’ve always told them that it was like Full Metal Jacket – except I had five drill instructors instead of just one. I didn’t create this video… […]

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Tactics and techniques for distributive bargaining

November 5, 2007

Many consider collective bargaining to be the foundation of the business relationship between employer and employee. During the contract negotiation process, representatives from companies and labor unions are required to bargain in good faith. Beyond this, there are many tactics and techniques that can be used by both sides to achieve their desired objectives. An […]

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November 4, 2007

Early this morning, many of us in the United States set our clocks back one hour due to Daylight Saving Time (DST). Did you know: That DST was introduced by an Englishman named William Willett in the early 1900’s? In 1918, the United States Congress put the entire country on DST for the remainder of […]

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Good luck on God’s ‘parent test’… I hope you pass.

November 2, 2007

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…. Then, God said ‘Let there be light… and croup.’ You probably won’t find that last part anywhere in the Bible, but it should have been put in there. Croup, I believe, is God’s test for parents. When your child has his or her first croup […]

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How you can make a difference.

November 1, 2007

When I was a child (not too long ago, by the way!), I attended a very interesting school.  The school taught kindergarten through 8th grade, and had an enrollment of approximately 50 students. The building itself was very small, consisting of only 3 classrooms and a large finished basement that housed the lunchroom/library/music room/teachers’ office.  […]

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October 31, 2007

Did you know that the carving of jack-o’lanterns originated as an Irish tale about a man named ‘Stingy Jack’? According to the myth: Long ago, Jack tricked the Devil into promising that he (the Devil) would not bother Jack, and that, upon his death, the Devil would not take his soul. When Jack finally died […]

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Learn Japanese Through Osmosis!

October 29, 2007

If you have read through the About page, and glanced at the previous posts, you have probably discovered by now that I love to learn new things. One subject that I find truly fascinating is foreign languages. Looking at my bookshelf, that fact would be obvious to you – since I have multiple books on […]

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October 29, 2007

The Boston Red Sox have just swept the Colorado Rockies in the 2007 World Series. Did you know: Before Fenway Park, the Red Sox played at Huntington Avenue Grounds (opened: May 8, 1901; last game: October 7, 1911)? Cy Young threw a perfect game for the Sox against Philadelphia on May 5, 1904 (aided by […]

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October 27, 2007

Saturday is college football day in my house.  To me, college football is epitomized by Notre Dame and the Southeastern Conference.  Did you know that the SEC has been around for 75 years and the current commissioner is Mike Slive?  And in case you didn’t know, the following schools are members of the SEC: Alabama […]

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