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Canada Day in Ottawa

Canada Day is not a Hallmark creation!

Today is Canada Day and being a Canadian native living in the United States I have been fielding many questions about the holiday. A lot of my friends are aware that it is Canada Day (it’s on their calendars, or Canadian friends living here in the Deep South have wished them a happy one), but […]

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The planet Mars

The future is underwater

A trip to Mars? Today, an international team of scientists (an international six-man crew consisting of one Russian, one Frenchman, one Italian-Colombian and one Chinese) was been locked into a set of windowless steel capsules for 520 days to take part in a simulation of a flight to the planet Mars, by subjecting them to […]

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Cinco de Mayo

A toast to Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday that takes place annually on the fifth of May. Here in the United States Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated, even by those not of Mexican or Mexican-American origin – this evening great numbers of people will be eating Mexican food, listening to festive Mexican music, drinking […]

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Sakura at Taisekiji in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan

Vernal Equinox – a holiday in Japan

This weekend we’re experiencing the Vernal Equinox; one of two times of the year when the hours of light in the day are equal to the hours of darkness at nighttime (the term “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus, meaning equal, and nox, meaning night). The Vernal Equinox takes place during the springtime (for […]

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Connemara

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland vs. the United States

St. Patrick’s Day has arrived, and once again many of my friends in the United States are getting ready for the day’s celebrations. One friend is currently in Savannah, home of the second largest St. Patrick’s Day event in the country. Friends are getting their green shirts ready for the day – for people growing […]

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