Let’s Talk Turkey!


"I am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known
as a bald eagle, but looks more like a turkey. For in truth,
the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird,
and withal a true original native of America."
 ~ Excerpt from Benjamin Franklin’s Letter
to Daughter Sarah Bache, January 26, 1784

As we approach another Thanksgiving Day, I'd like to take this opportunity to pay homage to that noble and thoroughly American icon, the turkey.

Black Friday Etiquette

"If you get up early to go Christmas shopping today,
you can save a ton of money.
Of course, if you roll over and say, 'Screw shopping this year,'
you can save even more.”
~ Maxine

Maxine may be on to something. Black Friday is a day that has become infamous in the annals of consumer shopping, so maybe it's better if everyone just turned off their alarm clocks, went back to sleep and skipped the madness.

Summer Vacation Etiquette – Part 6: Outer Space Travel

Outer Space Etiquette

Would you like spend your vacation – or at least part of it – on the Moon? That might be possible if a company called Space Adventures, Ltd., has its way; the company is one of a growing number of businesses focused on offering private citizens seats on space capsules for travel in outer space. So, while we’re on the subject of vacation etiquette and summer travel, in honor of the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Moon Landing on July 20, 1969, I’m devoting this entry to the future of commercial space travel and evolving outer space etiquette.