Category: Make Me Think Monday

Summer Dog Days and Back-to-school Time

It’s August. It’s hot, it’s humid in Texas. There doesn’t seem to be any relief from this year’s record setting summer heat. We’re having realio, trulio dog days of summer. The term comes from the Egyptians who believed …

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Hoarding Memories

Recently Chicken Wrangler Sara blogged about a relic she’d uncovered from her past. If you didn’t read that blog, you can here. She comes by her hoarding of things with fond memories honestly. Her father and I have …

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Deviled Eggs or Angel Eggs

Deviled eggs and cookouts go together like PB&J. They are a mainstay at our cookouts. I use my mother’s recipe. She never wrote it down, but I watched her enough to know to mix enough egg yolks, mustard, …

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Summer Solstice Fun & Facts

Summer officially arrived June 21. Short nights, long days begin. Kinda of hard to wrap my head around the idea that the Summer Solstice marked the beginning of summer. Around here we’ve been experiencing heat indexes in triple …

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My Zinnias Are Blooming

I love the bright, daisy-like flower heads of Zinnias. They’re easy to grow, bloom profusely, and provide a great splash of color in a pot or flowerbed. A primarily warm weather flower, I missed seeing them when we …

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Memorial Day – Pause to Remember

Today we stand in awe of those who knew the risks, who accepted the odds, and who marched onward anyway. Those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Busy, Busy Month of May

May signals the beginning of summer. Senior proms and pomp and circumstance graduation celebrations fill the days. End of school parties occupy weekends even before that last bell rings. The month is also full of military observances. Four …

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Debunking an April Proverb

The familiar proverb “April Showers Bring May Flowers” probably originated from the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales: “Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.” Another version is traced …

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Poetry Reading Yeah or Nay?

April is National Poetry Month. According to Cynthia R. Green, poetry is a good way to keep our brains challenged and vibrant because Poetry engages our minds. “By its very nature, a good poem asks us to delve a …

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Where did April Fools’ Day Come From?

Today is officially April Fools’ Day, the day when pranks and pranksters abound. Playing jokes and tricking people, celebrated in many different cultures, has been around for centuries, but no one knows its origins for sure. My favorite …

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