Saturday, March 29, 2008


Tonight from 8-9 p.m. (local time) non-essential lights all over the world will be turned off as part of Earth Hour, starting in the South Pacific with Fiji and New Zealand, and continuing with the first of the big cities, Sydney, Australia, sweeping around the world. and ending in San Francisco. Promoted by the World Wildlife Fund, this event is presented as a way to make Earth's population aware of light pollution and conspicuous energy consumption. More information can be found on Wikipedia, The Toronto Star, and Fox In Chicago, the lights of several famous landmarks and locations will be turned off, including those of the Sears Tower and the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel.

Monday, March 17, 2008


You don't really have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. There are parades, river-dyeings, television Specials, and good eats available to commemorate the legendary saint. It's been celebrated in the U.S. since the 18th century. A list of related films and programs can be found on Yahoo. Some games and activities can be found at Family fun and Kaboose. Some sayings and quotations can be found at Quotegarden. More information and links can be found at InfoPlease, Yahoo, and the Library of Congress.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Don't forget to set clocks forward one hour tonight before bedtime. Daylight Savings Time now goes from the second Sunday in March (this weekend) until the first Sunday in November.