January is a month of new beginnings, but I experienced one last summer when my son cleaned out our ancient basement while I purged the garage loft that serves as an attic in our home.
Oddly, it was at a church Christmas party in Atlanta, Georgia, that I learned the rules to the Yankee Swap.
Talk about heresy: An article in the november 2012 issue of Reason Magazine is titled "your vote doesn't count: why (almost) everyone should stay home on election day."
I'm not what you'd call an oenophile. I usually shop for wine by looking on the ten dollar shelf and seeking out those "$2 off" collar tags. But, like most people, I've had a few memorable encounters with a bottle of wine.
Did you know the word "smile" has no accurate synonyms? There's "Grin," of course, but a grin is usually a reaction to something, and the word suggests some effort on the part of the face. A genuine smile flows from within you. It's a spontaneous phenomenon, as unbidden as a sunrise and natural as a rainbow.
When I met my wife-to-be we lived in Atlanta, but she was a New Hampshire girl by right of birth. I heard plenty of stories about the granite state's charms, but when we finally moved here there was one charm i was most eager to sink my teeth into - a chocolate donut from a place called Janet's in Concord.
Summer has a reputation as a time of relaxation, but my experience is this is when we all really kick Life into overdrive. Good thing it comes with its own Rock 'n' Roll soundtrack.
After a long, weird winter filled with news of global upheaval, aren't you glad that the calendar has one month each year with a sense of humor? And if you think that April Fool's Day is just a human invention, let me remind you of last year's April Fool's snowstorm that closed schools, sent cars sliding and took out power for nearly 60,000 New England homes.
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