Jump into July

The seventh month of the Gregorian year is named in honor of Julius Caesar. In 63 B.C. Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus. The calendar was 355 days long and gradually through mishandling and corruption (pontiffs allowing the calendar to lengthen to please one priest, shortening it to anger another) January slipped into fall. A …
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All About August

In the original 10 month Roman calendar, August was the sixth month with 30 days and was originally named Sextilis. In 8 BC, the Roman Senate rewarded Octavian Augustus a month in his honor.  The founder and first emperor of the Roman Empire, Octavian Augustus selected Sextilis, which under the Julian calendar was the eighth month …
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NATIONAL CELL PHONE COURTESY MONTH – July

National Cell Phone Courtesy Month during July encourages us to evaluate our cellular habits and consider others before we reach for our phone. Our phones have become an integral part of our lives. We schedule events, organize shopping lists, order birthday presents and communicate all from this one, small device. Do we even make a …
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NATIONAL ASPARAGUS MONTH

May is National Asparagus Month.  These delicious spears of the lily family can be enjoyed from breakfast to a bedtime snack. Fresh from the garden, the thin stalks taste like sweetpea but sautéd the vegetable enhances the flavor of meats, potatoes or other garden veggies. Asparagus bakes and grills well, too. Added to a souffle, …
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NATIONAL FLASH DRIVE DAY – April 5

National Flash Drive Day on April 5 commemorates the date inventors filed their patent for the first USB Flash Disk. Their invention revolutionized the way we store and manage digital data! As information flowed from our fingertips, the flash drive became the go-to storage device. Called by many names, the USB (universal serial bus) drive …
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NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY

Observed on the second Monday in February, the 14th this year, National Clean Out Your Computer Day promotes taking time out of your day to do some basic housekeeping on your computer. Use things like thumb drives to safely store those precious photographs. I encourage you to also create a rescue drive on a separate …
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FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE MONTH

During February, Free and Open Source Software Month recognizes the cooperative approach to computer programming, open licensing, and free distribution of software. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) provides free, publicly-available code to users and contributors. Providing users access to the code allows them the opportunity to alter the code. For example, they may alter the code to improve …
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Feel The Love February

While February is known to be full of paper hearts and chocolate, it has a few things going for it, despite being the shortest month on the calendar. February gets to the hart of the holidays that educate and makes us giggle at the quirky ones, too. February isn’t just about love; it’s more well-rounded than you think.  …
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NATIONAL WEDDINGS MONTH

Ahh, February. The month of all things “love.” Why not honor weddings during the month that honors American Hearts, Valentine’s, and Chocolate Souffle?! February is National Weddings Month; a celebration of the beauty of unconditional love and the excitement of marriage and wedding parties. Did you know that more than 2.4 million couples get married in the U.S. …
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NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY

The second Monday of January each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day. This day is an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized workspace.  Whether your desk is in a private or shared office, cubicle, home or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your workspace uncluttered and organized …
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