The idea of leap year was first proposed by a guy named Aloysius Lilius, who was also known as Luigi Lilio or Luigi Giglio. Whoever he was, he was a pretty smart guy.
I have my doubts as to whether I'll ever have a big bank account.
I watched a good portion of last week's Grammy awards on television. I'm still trying to figure out why.
Right now, Georgia is engaged in a schoolyard fight with Florida and Alabama over water. Gov. Sonny Perdue has stood his ground - or his water, as the case may be. Gov. Bob Riley of Alabama doesn't miss an opportunity to take a shot at Atlanta. He seems to think we're all up here with our faucets turned wide open.
I love trade shows. I don't care what your particular product is, I just love watching folks strive for unique ways to display their goods where it appeals to their customers. I remember going to a big auto show at the Atlanta Civic Center. This was in the day when they hired shapely young women to stand on giant turntables as the cars rotated. <font ...
Some of the savviest advertisers know how to play on our emotions during the holidays.
This week, I am celebrating the 49th anniversary of the first time I wore a paper pilgrim hat and paper buckles on my shoes. I am pretty sure that was the same year I traced my hand to make a turkey.
The people who issue phone numbers say we have run out of numbers again.
I'm not sure how it happened, but many Americans don't know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Television now offers repeats of the same shows, sometimes in the same week. If that's not enough, service providers offer all sorts of repeat plays of everything from sporting events to sitcoms.
I remember seeing a man with a tattoo on his arm when I was about 7 or 8. The man was in a barber shop, where my dad and I were getting a haircut. I later asked him about the strange drawing on the man's arm.
If civility was a patient on a TV medical show, it would be on the operating room table with its chest open and a doctor trying to keep its failing heart beating.
The first aerosol air fresheners appeared in stores after World War II. The technology had been used first for spray insecticides during the war. Some bright individual came up with the idea that spraying a fragrant aroma in an indoor space would make things better.
My earliest memory of vacation was staying at places with names such as the Sand and Surf or the Seashell Motor Inn. They were V-shaped motor lodges with parking right in front of your room.
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