Archive | May, 2013

Doomed To Fail…

27 May
Adaptation of above image illustrating an Inte...

Adaptation of above image illustrating an Internet meme (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Did you know…

  • 60 – 80% of all new blogs are abandoned within the first month of creation?
  • that the average blog has no more than two dozen readers?
  • in 2012, the same survey showed only 8% of bloggers earn enough to support a family?

‘Then why bother starting this blog?’ you might ask.  Not that you did ask, but since you might, allow me to tell you.

I’m starting this blog because:

A.) I can.

B.) I have nothing better to do.

C.) Like all new blogs, I’d eventually like to Continue reading

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Memorial Day: What You May Not Know

27 May
English: Members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment ...

English: Members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) carry the casket of Frank Buckles to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Memorial Day is the day that the federal government set aside to officially recognize the men and women who have given their lives in service to their country.  Now, I know not everyone supports the military, and I suppose I have to be okay with it, since thousands of men and women died to give you that right.  I, however, DO support our troops, past and present.  I may not always support their actions, or the intent of those giving the orders, but I do support the men and women who sacrifice their time, health, and all too often their lives for my right to think, act and talk any damn way I see fit.

So, in honor of this federally appointed holiday, and countless hours of paid time off of work for millions of Americans, I have compiled a list of things you may not have known about Memorial Day:

  • Memorial Day is to acknowledge those in the military who lost their lives during an American war, not veterans who died during peacetime.
  • Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day” because of the decoration of graves that occurred.
  • The red poppy is a traditional symbol of this day, and in 1924, an artificial poppy factory was created in Pittsburgh, PA, and employed veterans who needed work. Continue reading
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