Did You Know? 2009 Calendar Oddities

By | Mar 28, 2009

If you have been reading 6 Things to Consider over the past few months you already know that there are 3 Friday the 13th in 2009. February, March and November. If looking at Sunday being the first day of the week February’s calendar page which began on a Sunday and ended on a Saturday only […]

It Makes You Think

By | Mar 27, 2009

What we may wish for our children may not be what they wish. Why is it called March Madness when it ends in April? When everyone offers a discount, there are no sale prices. The only thing that is normal is being abnormal. Many overnight successes come after years of struggle. Many times a what […]

Erica Jong

By | Mar 26, 2009

Erica Jong, the novelist, poet and essayist was born on March 26, 1942, in New York City. Her parents were Seymour Mann and Eda Mirsky. She was their middle daughter. Her older sister Suzanne is married Lebanese businessman Arthur Daou, and a younger sister, Claudia had a career as a social worker. Jong for many […]

Top Movies of 1977

By | Mar 21, 2009

John Denver expanded his career of being a popular singer/songwriter with Oh, God!. This was his first starring role, but it was his co-star the 80 year old George Burns, playing God, that stole the show. The Goodbye Girl released in November of 1977 was written by Neil Simon. During the 1960s and 1970s, Simon […]

Why The 1970s?

By | Mar 21, 2009

The 1970s is the decade that I came of age. As 1970 began I was a 11 year old boy looking towards my teens and as the decade ended I turned 21. My love of music of the 1970s was the reason that last year, on 6 Things to Consider, we had lists for the […]

A Cold Race

By | Mar 20, 2009

When Lance Mackey arrived in Nome Alaska at 11:38:46 am on March 18, 2009 he became just the third to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race for the third consecutive time. Only Susan Butcher and Doug Swingley has won three in a row. The race runs for over 1,100 miles between Anchorage and Nome, […]

Opera

By | Mar 19, 2009

The term Opera as well as the musical form came from Italy. It is short for ‘opera in musica’ or work in music. Italian opera can be divided into three periods. The Baroque (1600- early 19th century), The Romantic (19th century) and Modern. By 1700, Venice had ten opera houses and more than 350 operas […]

Fame – I’m Gonna Live Forever

By | Mar 18, 2009

Irene Cara was a little known singer and actress when she starred as Coco Hernandez in the film that catapulted her to stardom, Fame. In the film she also sang the title song as well as Out Here on My Own. Both of these songs were nominated for the Oscar for Best Song. The first […]

Most Wanted Facts

By | Mar 14, 2009

The FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list debuted on March 14, 1950. It began after a request in 1949 by a reporter for the International News Service, now the United Press International (UPI) for the names and description of persons that the FBI would like to apprehend. None of the persons on the list is […]

Another Friday the 13th

By | Mar 13, 2009

For the second time in as many months we are having a Friday the 13th. It’s the second one this year with one more to come. Instead of repeating the Friday the 13th post from last month, just take a look at it: Friday the 13th ******* Blu-Ray Sale at Amazon.com with over 300 Blu-ray […]

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