May Day

By | May 1, 2016

May 1st is a holiday in many countries. One such holiday is International Workers’ Day (a name used interchangeably with May Day) a celebration of the achievements of the international labor movement. In the United States many view it as a socialist or communist celebration, although the day is the commemoration of the Haymarket Riot […]

Springing Ahead

By | Mar 10, 2016

For those who don’t know the rhyme we spring ahead an hour in the spring and fall backward one hour, in the fall. Some people mistakenly call it Daylight Savings Time, but it is Daylight Saving Time. There is not ‘S’. In 2007 with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that President George Bush signed […]

Bad Week for NASA

By | Jan 28, 2016

Yesterday I wrote about the fiery death of the first three NASA Astronauts to die in the United State’s quest for Space. I didn’t realize then how close together the three major Space Accidents actually occurred. The first happened on January 27, 1967 when afire in the command module sitting atop a Saturn IB rocket, […]

21st Century is Sweet 16

By | Jan 1, 2016

The 21st Century turns Sweet 16. And like a teenager wanting to break away from their parents, I’m sure the century wants to break away from being thought as ‘moving into the 21st Century’.

Abraham Lincoln – 6 Facts

By | Oct 17, 2015

Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Hardin, Kentucky. He was the second child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He had an older sister Sarah, February 10, 1807 – January 20, 1828) and a brother Thomas who died as an infant in 1812. He also had a step-brother and step-sister from his […]

Famous Yogiisms – Quotes of Yogi Berra

By | Sep 23, 2015

Note: Yogi Berra passed away on September 22, 2015 at the age of 90. Yogi Berra is one of the best catchers to play the game of baseball. During his career he won the American League Most Valuable player three times and with the New York Yankees appeared in fourteen World Series winning ten. After […]

The Flag of the United States

By | Jun 14, 2015

It was on June 14, 1777 that The Continental Congress passed The Flag Resolution. It reads; “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a […]

Irish Traditions

By | Mar 17, 2015

St. Patrick is considered the Patron Saint of Ireland, but he was born in Britain. He was born near the end of the 4th Century to wealthy parents and was abducted by Irish Raiders and held in captivity in Ireland for 6 years. During this captivity he became a devote Christian. He is believed to […]

Eight Years Ago

By | Dec 10, 2014

I slightly missed the anniversary. Eight years ago on November 26, 2006 the first “6 Things Consider” was posted. It was just a simple post called “When Starting a Web Log (Blog)” Even though there hasn’t been that many new posts in the past couple of years, I do periodicity come back to this blog […]

Did You Know – Christmas

By | Dec 7, 2014

In 336 AD. Pope Julius I declared the birth and celebration of Jesus’ birthday as Christmas. He chose the day December 25th because it coincided with the pagan traditions of Winter Solstice. The idea was to bring pagans into the christian religion and selecting that day helped in this cause. No one knows the exact […]

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