What Are You Afraid Of?

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I was recently attempting to bolster the confidence of a coworker who will be giving a short presentation at a trade show.  She, like many folks, is afraid of public speaking.  I am not (although I DO get a little nervous reading in church).  A few more people got involved in the conversation, and I was asked point blank “What… Read more »

Adopt a Cat Month

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June is Adopt a Cat month. This is the time of year when local animal shelters are inundated with new cats/ kittens.   Mating season starts in early spring and the gestational period for a cat is only two months long, so that first batch of kittens are here.   And in many cases, the parents of said kittens are there too,… Read more »

Put a Pillow On/In Your Fridge Day

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You are probably wondering what on Earth this one is all about!  I did too, but yes, it’s true, today is Put a Pillow in/on your Fridge Day. This unusual day started in the 1920s. Throughout the United States in Europe it was considered good luck to put cloth/ bedding in the larder once a year for good luck.  Of… Read more »

Maritime Day

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Duluth MN Joseph Block

Today is Maritime Day! Today is all about the history of the maritime industry and the men and women who have, and will continue to shape it. At first glance this might seem like an odd “holiday” for me to be excited about as Iowa is, as you should very well know, land locked.  However, as most of you also… Read more »