Turtles are one of my most favorite animals. In fact, I have an adorable box turtle named Gertrude at home, waiting patiently for her evening snuggles…(snuggles?!). Ok, maybe not snuggles, but I do love watching her, especially when she’s eating. Go ahead, watch a turtle eat and try not to giggle. Continue reading →
What started off to be a bright and beautiful Patriot’s Day, ended in chaos, fear, and loss for so many. Unnerving events followed the two bombs that exploded into the crowds lining the Boston Marathon that Monday, include those that I can only imagine to describe as terrifying. Shrapnel, smoke, blood, and confusion was all that surrounded the Boylston Street finish line that afternoon.
In case you forgot (and how could you when every news station, commercial and ads have been reminding you) today, May 12th, is Mother’s Day. Every year the second Sunday in the month of May is dedicated to honoring the women who birthed us, raised us, and taught us about the world around us. Motherhood is a spectacular thing, and of course we want to honor the women in our lives who have made such a big impact. Continue reading →
I think we all have a teacher who stands out very clearly in our memory. Hopefully there was a teacher throughout your years of schooling who inspired you, and the lessons you learned from him or her have stuck with you. Isn’t it funny how those lessons never seem to be about math or science, but rather about life? Continue reading →
¡Viva México! It’s that time of year again, when you don your sombrero, sip on a margarita, and if you’re really ambitious, roll your own tamales while listening to your favorite Mexican fiesta playlist. Yep, it’s time for Cinco de Mayo! Coming just around the corner (Sunday!) it’s also time to share some fun pictures we’ve put together of the festive Mexican holiday. Continue reading →
One of the joys of Newscom is that we bring to the public awareness holidays that many people have forgotten about. Today’s such holiday is National Arbor Day, the day when the community is encouraged to plant trees.
And let’s be honest, this a pretty great idea since trees are so incredibly valuable to us. Even though nearly everything has turned digital, forests are still threatened by the impact humans are having on the environment. But this isn’t national soap box day, it’s a day to celebrate trees! Continue reading →
Beginning on February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), attempted to raid the Mount Carmel Center ranch near Waco, Texas where a compound of more than 80 Branch Davidians, a Protestant Christian sect led by a man named David Koresh.
Accused of stockpiling illegal weapons–among other accusations of child abuse and polygamy–Koresh led his followers under the idea that he was the chosen messiah of God, and that they must start preparing an “Army for God”. Continue reading →
April 13th is National Scrabble day. Yeah, I didn’t know this holiday existed either. Maybe it’s just my Pinterest account, but Scrabble is getting incredibly popular lately. Not necessarily because of the game, but because the letters are really cute to decorate with or use in photography … so it seems like maybe we should be celebrating National Scrabble day. Since it’s the tenth day of the month, we come with ten unique pictures of Scrabble to celebrate. Continue reading →