Observances 1-23-12 …

Today I celebrate the coming of snow to the Tahoe Sierra and Reno.  This has been the driest winter of the dozen I have lived here, and I am planning a Wednesday or Thursday ski day, my first of the season, and more, we need moisture to prevent fires. ...

Observances 1-13-12 …

Today I commemorate the death of American songwriter Stephen Foster.  Known as America’s first professional song writer, Foster sold Oh! Susanna to a publisher for $100.00 in 1848 and went on to publish some of the most widely known songs in American history, but died on this date in...

Observances 1-6-12 …

On this day in 2001, Congress certified George W. Bush the winner of the 2000 election, a tragic event that will haunt and torture the people of this nation and the world for generations … This is also the birthday of French radical Joan of Arc, born on the...