Today is National Rocky Road Day.Rocky Road is a candy that was first invented in mid-nineteenth century Australia. As an ice cream, though, that was pure American ingenuity. In 1929, ice cream maker William Dreyer teamed up with candy maker Joseph Edy to create the original Rocky Road ice cream. Why the name Rocky Road, … Continue reading Trivia: National Rocky Road Day
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I spent the first half of my life searching for “family.” Yes, I have my immediate blood family, but I always knew there was more to it than just my parents and siblings. I have a boatload of aunts, uncles, and cousins, at least half of whom are on the other … Continue reading The Comfort of Family
"There's nothing, repeat, nothing to be ashamed of when you're going through a depression. If you get help, the chances of your licking it are really good. But, you have to get yourself onto a safe path."~Mike Wallace American journalist and newscaster Mike Wallace was born on this day in 1918.
(C) https://www.culinaryschools.org/clipart/mexican/ Today is Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While the day is significant in Mexico, it has taken on a more significant role in Mexican-American culture and heritage. Cinco de Mayo … Continue reading Trivia: Cinco de Mayo
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunDressed for some wind therapy. Our governor downgraded the “Stay at Home” order to “Safer at Home.” Hence, we decided to get a little wind therapy yesterday. It was a perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy.Having not ridden since last fall, I expected to have an issue … Continue reading Wind Therapy
“I guess one of the ways that karma works is that it finds out what you are most afraid of and then makes that happen eventually."~Cheech Marin Cheech Marin, and his comedy partner, Tommy Chong, are most famous for their marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong comedy albums and movies. For those who celebrate, Happy 4/20 Day.
Creative words are hard these days. Practically every post or story I try to write morphs into a commentary on the world of today, along with the challenges we are all facing. So, I’ll start there. As I’ve said before, I live in a very rural area. The closest grocery is about 45 minutes away, … Continue reading Finding Normal
“I've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.”~Lady Gaga Lady Gaga , American singer, songwriter, … Continue reading Random Quote for March 28, 2020
Now that I’m stuck in lock-down, I realized that my already sketchy exercise routine needed a revamp. So earlier this week, I decided to tear myself away from my keyboard long enough to whip my stiffening muscles back into shape. A couple of days ago, I rolled out my yoga mat and spent a little … Continue reading Keeping Fit in Lock-Down
(C) 2019, JJ ShaunApril, 2019 I spent yesterday trying to think of a topic for today’s post. My blogging process goes something like this. I look at what day of the week it is (keeps me aware of the date, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog post), and what I previously posted on that day … Continue reading Staying Sane During Insane Times