Happy New Year 2013

December 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

My goals for next year are: compete in & win American Idol, pick up the Nobel Prize, travel around the globe in 79.5 days, and become Bill Gates’ apprentice.

Good bye 2012 and Hello 2013.

My pick for 2012 Top Stories & Events

December 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

1. Fiscal cliff threatens the U.S. and world economy.

2. European debt crisis saga continues.

3. U.S. Elections – Barack Obama wins a second term despite weak economy.

4. Maya doomsday paranoia terrorizes the weak-hearted.

5. Summer Olympics in London is a success. Americans dominate the medal standings.

6. Hurricane Sandy plummets the U.S. East Coast.

7. Israel kills Hamas military chief, sparking a tense conflict.

8. Terrorists attack Benghazi’s consulate, killing Ambassador Stevens and 3 others.

9. Socialist Francois Hollande wins French presidency. New leaders for China, Japan, South and North Korea. 

10. Queen Elizabeth celebrates her jubilee.

Tardy warning for President Obama and Congress

December 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Who would have thought the U.S. government is full of procrastinators! They were given a whole year to come up with a serious fix for the “fiscal cliff”, but have wasted all but 3 days. At first, I was not happy with the Republicans. But it has become obvious that the president and the Democrats are playing a political game too. Note to President Obama: Republicans will be blamed for this mess but so will you. Don’t trust polls that show you being shielded from criticisms. The American people will turn on everyone in Washington including you if nothing of substance happens. And no – a temporary fix is not acceptable.

Epiphany 2013

December 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Epiphany (also known as Three Kings Day) is Christian holiday observed shortly after Christmas. In many countries, this holiday is both an event of cultural significance and a religious occasion. Take this Epiphany quiz to learn more about the holiday. 

Christmas 2012

December 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

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“May the Christmas spirit melt away the rogue Arctic air.” Simon Nguyen

Kwanzaa 2012

December 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

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“The seven principles of Kwanzaa — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith — teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.” Bill Clinton

Kwanzaa is not a holiday; it’s a celebration of African (American) heritage and culture. This year’s Kwanzaa starts December 26 and ends on January 1. Take this Kwanzaa trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the event. Enjoy.

Hanukkah 2012

December 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

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“At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light.” Rafael Goldstein

Best wishes to all who celebrate it. This year’s Hanukkah starts December 8. I have created a fun Hanukkah trivia quiz for all to enjoy.

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