13 Flag-Draped Coffins

As we drive around our country, we see many American flags. Most of those flags are flying at half staff, as well they should. 13 members of America’s military paid the ultimate price to defend our nation’s cherished values: Marine Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo Marine Sgt. Nicole L. Gee Marine Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover … More 13 Flag-Draped Coffins

“Dogust,” Part 2

Since the sweltering days of August are often referred to as the dog days, some have come to call it “Dogust.” In a previous post, “Dogust,” Part 1, I asked where the phrase, “the dog days of August” came from? Some theorists argue that it began with the ancient Greeks. But others say it began … More “Dogust,” Part 2

Summer in the Mountains

What is summer without a trip to the mountains? Especially a trip that includes a mountain meadow full of wildflowers. These photos were taken by Jessica Coupé at the Microwave Plateau near Telkwa, British Columbia. “Microwave” is such a modern name for such ancient mountains. Where did the name come from? Jessica said, “I think … More Summer in the Mountains

“Dogust” Part 1

You’ve heard of the “Dog Days of August,” right? The warm sultry days of August have led some to change the month’s name to “Dogust.” To make these days more enjoyable I’ve listed below some of my favorite National Holidays. I hope you find some to enjoy or at least amuse you. National Holidays for … More “Dogust” Part 1