Rise and Shine: Sept. 25, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 25, 2020

Good morning, CivMixers. Somehow we muddled along, and made it to another Friday. On this day in 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent to the states for ratification, which went on to become the Bill of...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 24, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 24, 2020

Good Thursday morning, CivMixers. Happy World Maritime Day. This is a UN observance, and on this day, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has made a point of highlighting what he says is a humanitarian crisis involving the 2 million seafarers who serve on the...
‘Happy’ Pandemic Birthday

‘Happy’ Pandemic Birthday

Today is my birthday. And it’s just…different. Everyone had or will have a birthday this year, and I’m sure we can all complain about the same thing. Our kids got parades…with fire trucks, and police cars. What do adults get? A gift card? A video call from...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 23, 2020 (UPDATED)

Rise and Shine: Sept. 23, 2020 (UPDATED)

Good Wednesday morning, CivMixers. When it comes to pet ownership – or “companion animals,” as some prefer – dogs edge out cats in the U.S. During the pandemic, in particular, dog adoption/purchase has reportedly soared, as Americans found...
Rise and Shine: Sept. 22, 2020

Rise and Shine: Sept. 22, 2020

Happy Fall Solstice, CivMixers. Actually, the Fall Equinox will occur promptly at 9:30 a.m. (EDT). Remember: In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the first day of autumn in what we call astronomical seasons. There’s also another, more common definition of when...