On February 14, around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, is said to have been executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having aContinue reading “History Tuesdays: St. Valentine beheaded in 270 A.D.”
Category Archives: Holiday
Travel Thursdays: There Is An Entire Christmas Town In Washington And It’s Absolutely Delightful.
by Sherri Adams The holiday spirit is alive and well in Shelton, Washington. This tiny lumber town in Mason County proudly bears the title of “Christmastown, USA” for good reason. Every year the streets light up with holiday merriment for their annual Christmastown Celebration. The trees lining Railroad Avenue twinkle with brightly colored lights, andContinue reading “Travel Thursdays: There Is An Entire Christmas Town In Washington And It’s Absolutely Delightful.”
Mental Health Mondays: 5 Things to Do When the Holidays Aren’t Exactly Uplifting
1. Say “No” If You Feel Overwhelmed. There are only so many functions you can attend (or host), especially if you are busy with your day-to-day obligations and have limited time off. Trying to be too many places or get your house looking pristine for company can make get-togethers that are supposed to be enjoyableContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: 5 Things to Do When the Holidays Aren’t Exactly Uplifting”
Mental Health Mondays: Socratic Method Could Radically Improve Your Mental Well-Being.
by Jon Hawkins This is what happens when you start to ask questions. The Socratic method is predicated on asking questions. It takes our assumptions and enters them into a dialogue. It involves critically asking about those presuppositions, to discover whether they are in fact true. It asks questions like: According to Socrates, this methodContinue reading “Mental Health Mondays: Socratic Method Could Radically Improve Your Mental Well-Being.”
Yes, the Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, but scientists say it is not a cause for concern
Earth recorded its shortest day in modern history by 1.59 milliseconds, but scientists say this is not extraordinary because the length of each day fluctuates. Some people on social media (here and here) are wondering if they should be concerned about recent news reports that claimed Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, 2022. “They broke news ofContinue reading “Yes, the Earth spun faster than usual on June 29, but scientists say it is not a cause for concern”
Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats
By MICHAEL TARM, KATHLEEN FOODY, STEPHEN GROVES. Highland Park, IL. Written for Associated Press HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man charged Tuesday with seven counts of murder after firing off more than 70 rounds at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including the high-powered rifle used in the shooting, despiteContinue reading “Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats”
4th of July/Independence Day
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adoptedContinue reading “4th of July/Independence Day”