The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog days, a name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3rd to August 11th. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun. In … Continue reading The Dog Days of Summer

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Discovering Thin Lizzy all Over Again and Frontman the Late Phil Lynott August 20, 1949 – January 4, 1986

  I am a huge music fan and love music of many genres. I am especially intrigued by music from the 60's, 70's & the 80's. I listen to a wide variety of music and at one time in my life chased the dream of being a singer. I still love singing and writing song … Continue reading Discovering Thin Lizzy all Over Again and Frontman the Late Phil Lynott August 20, 1949 – January 4, 1986

MY LORD – A Poem From the Movie “The Innocents”

What shall I sing to my lord from my window? What shall I sing for my lord will not stay? What shall I sing for my lord will not listen? Where shall I go when my lord is away? Whom shall I love when the moon is arisen? Gone is my lord and the grave … Continue reading MY LORD – A Poem From the Movie “The Innocents”

MOBE SHUT DOWN BY FTC on 06/04/18

MOBE which stands for My Online Business Education owned and created by Matthew Lloyd McPhee who brought his virtual training program to the online marketplace in 2011. On June 4, 2018, it was shut down by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). An FTC investigation into MOBE has been ongoing; and currently, every MOBE corporate website … Continue reading MOBE SHUT DOWN BY FTC on 06/04/18

Anthony Michael Bourdain – The Death of a Great Man. June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018

Anthony Michael Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, to Pierr & Gladys Bourdain in New York City.  He was an American celebrity chef, author, travel Documentarian, and international culture, cuisine, and the human condition.  He was noted by popular sources as one of the popular sources as one of the most influential chefs in … Continue reading Anthony Michael Bourdain – The Death of a Great Man. June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018

Fashion Icon, Kate Spade – 12/24/1962 – 06/05/18

Katherine Noel Brosnahan (December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018), known professionally as Kate Spade or Kate Valentine, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York. After working in the accessories department at the fashion magazine Mademoiselle, Brosnahan and her husband Andy Spade founded the business in 1993, identifying a market … Continue reading Fashion Icon, Kate Spade – 12/24/1962 – 06/05/18

Today is My Birthday and the Anniversary of the Death of My Husband

Grieving the loss of a spouse is hard. Death, regardless of the details, can be devastating to those left behind. The loss becomes greater when it occurs on a special day such as the surviving spouses birthday. I am writing this because my husband passed away 6 years ago today, on my birthday while talking … Continue reading Today is My Birthday and the Anniversary of the Death of My Husband