Today is a day that many of us can recall what and where we were on that fateful Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001. Others among us have friends or family that didn’t survive the events of that day, while others are living with the consequences of illnesses they came down with after being first … Continue reading Fighting the Good Fight
Get out, do good, make a difference, and let your hair down during a very-different-than-expected Labor Day Weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It’s been a hell of a week. But now Houston’s mobilized, helping others, letting go of stress, and showing the country what fine stuff we’re made of. Although there a number … Continue reading Do You Need to Get Out This Weekend?
What a soggy last couple of days! Overnight, some parts of the city received upwards of 8 inches of rain which means that a lot of the creeks and bayous went out of their banks and caused widespread flooding throughout the city. Many roads are still unpassable, but there is relief in sight. Since it … Continue reading Protect What’s Worth Protecting
Can’t remember the last time I saw a gaggle of reporters and news outlets overreact to a video. Wait, now that I think about it, they tend to overreact about a lot of things. There’s a missing plane! Let’s break out the super graphics and run with it non-stop until the ratings decline. A terrorist … Continue reading Follow the Money, Silly!
This weekend kicks off the celebration of our country’s independence from England in July of 1776. As many of us are out there barbecuing and shooting off fireworks, it makes me wonder just how many people know why the founding fathers of our young nation did what they did. While our nation began in July … Continue reading Why We Celebrate the 4th of July
The point of this all is that we all need to raise our awareness of the way we treat others. “Do to others as you would have them do to you” should be the rule that we all live by and I so deeply hope that we can. Always the eternal optimist, I have faith that we can.
National Chocolate Éclair Day is observed annually on June 22nd. This is a day for everyone to enjoy a delicious cream-filled pastry that is covered in smooth chocolate. The French make many delicacies from dough called pate a choux. One of these pastries is the Éclair. It is piped into an oblong shape using a pastry bag. … Continue reading Love Chocolate Éclairs? Today’s Your Day!
Last year, over 750 cities around the world threw citywide music celebrations on June 21. It all started 35 years ago in France. In 1982, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday. They imagined a day where free, live music would … Continue reading Recognizing the Love of Music
Celebrate Father's Day with these free and discounted offers and gift card deals including PDQ, Hooters, TCBY, Carrabba’s, Outback Steakhouse, Papa John’s, Ruby Tuesday and many more! Spaghetti Warehouse: Dads can choose from 15-layer lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs as a free entrée when dining in at Spaghetti Warehouse on Father's Day. Firehouse Subs: Show … Continue reading Father’s Day Freebies
The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia