It’s National Donut Day

Igor Ovsyannykov Today is National Donut (or Doughnut) Day in the USA, which I think is pretty cool.  Not because America has a national day for doughy round dietary disasters, but the reason for the day is interesting. Of course, there's history attached to it.  D'uh. The Salvation Army actually founded National Donut

2018-05-31T18:50:42+00:00Friday, June 1, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|

And Now, Wine.

Jez Timms A week ago, I wrote a post about World Whisky Day. My father-in-law, who is a Glenfiddich aficionado, and who also likes Canadian Rye, demanded to know why I didn't inform him of the event so he could properly mark the occasion.  I also got a lesson on how Canadian Rye

2018-05-26T13:29:35+00:00Sunday, May 27, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , |


Sometimes, internal industry shenanigans spill out to where the public can see it.  This is one of those times. Recently, an author registered and trademarked the word "cocky". Then she contacted every author who had the word "cocky" in their book titles or subtitles or on the cover anywhere and threatened them with legal action

2018-05-19T15:46:54+00:00Tuesday, May 22, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff, The Romance Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Time to sip a toddy or two!

terricks noah Today is World Whisky Day, which is an excellent excuse to sip drop or two. A Hot Toddy, by the way, is hot whisky with honey in it -- a purely medicinal version of the liquor, I'm assured! Whisky was invented by the Scots, and if it is produced in Scotland, it

How Many Senses Do You Have?

  If you answered five, you may not be right. The BBC recently posted an article that outlines the possibility of many more senses we have that go uncredited. If everyone has these extra senses, does that mean everyone has ESP (Extra Sensory Perception)? You may go ahead and groan now.

2018-04-23T12:29:13+00:00Thursday, April 26, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff|Tags: , , , |

Living With Lightning Strikes

Roy C. Sullivan must be the unluckiest man alive. He's been hit seven times by lightning.  On the other hand, he's one of the luckiest men.  He lived. There are hundreds of people struck by lightning every year, and the effects of being struck are never the same. From a lightning strike support group, the

2018-04-21T11:25:35+00:00Tuesday, April 24, 2018|Categories: Fun Stuff, Paranormal Romance|Tags: , , |