National Pasta Day!

National Pasta Day!

'Newsjack' alert for writers: National Pasta Day is fast approaching. According to the National Pasta Day website: “Marco Polo did not discover pasta in Asia and take it to Italy. Early Romans used a very simple flour and water dough: pasta is Italian for ‘dough.’”...

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It’s Left-Handers’ Day

Hey, freelance journalists, here's a 'newsjack' idea for you: Have schools' attitudes about left-handers changed? When my dad grew up, schools forced retraining of ‘southpaws.’ Or tried to, until they came up against Gramma Mary. 😎 She intervened and embraced...

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It’s National French Fry Day

Freelance writers: an interesting ‘newsjack’ for ya! OK ... who'da thunk it? There's an honest-to-goodness fun holiday celebrating French fries. I'm sure all you freelance writers out there have your own story about this crunchy treat. 'Newsjack' this idea! Here's my...

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“Say WHAT?!”

As a proofer, I sometimes shake my head in wonder and chuckle at word problems. This headline, for example: How Much it Costs for a Family to Live in 20 U.S. Cities "Say what?!" I thought it was difficult paying our bills, but 20 different places to keep up? The...

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International Axe Throwing Day

Are you looking for a different-angle news story? I think I can help you with that. Take a look at my Fun Holiday, this month. Hurry to get it on the schedule, because International Axe Throwing Day is coming up on Wednesday. This sport takes skill, helps with...

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Happy World Turtle Day

Happy World Turtle Day

OK  ... nuthin' difficult here, today. Just a new feature on the website (Fun Holiday) and a cute joke: What does a snail say when he's riding on the back of a turtle? He says, "Whe-e-e-e!" (Nope. It doesn't take much to entertain me.) World Turtle Day For those...

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