Entries in the ‘Holiday’ Category:

10 Reasons Why Halloween Bewitches Adults

Based on completely unscientific polls and research, here are ten reasons why adults love Halloween to the tune of spending 80 billion dollars yearly: Sex (from men’s angle). The big interest for men on Halloween seems to revolve around female costumes. Getting downright droolly on the Internet, one male commented he liked Halloween because he […]

Riding a Dolphin and Dancing on Labor Day

In a few days NYC residents will start piling out of their apartments, heading for beaches, mountains and country shindigs for the last long weekend of summer. The Streets will soon be blissfully quiet. On Labor Day you’ll be able to look up and down the Avenues and count the cars on a single hand. […]

American Workers Missing the Vacation Boat

Why are American workers left stranded at the pier while vacation boats are sailing off left and right without them? The primary reason: unlike other advanced countries, there is no law in the United States that says employers must grant their employees paid vacations–OR paid holidays. Result: 1 in 4 less affluent lower wage, part […]

Free Summer Museum Admissions for Military Families

More than 1600 great American museums have opened their doors in welcome and offered free admission for all active military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. A collaboration between the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, the program encompasses all active duty military forces, […]

Ah yes – Spring! Time for a Break!

My blog and I are taking a Spring Break. Bright with spring flowers, here is a bustling view of the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum. See you all soon with some new tidbits…   Further Spring/Blossom Notes: Tulip Time: Mundane Matters Take a Spring Break Spring Quotes and Fifth Avenue Flowers Murder Among the […]

Love and Money among the Valentine Roses

  Along with all the Valentine’s Day chocolates, amorous greeting cards and bouquets of red roses, here are some quotes on love and money: “Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.” ~ Kahlil Gibran “Money will buy […]