Category Archives: Culture and Arts

This section contains discussion of topics in Culture and Arts. Art and Cultural pursuits bring great joy to life and enhances our understanding of the world around us and helps build perspective. Truly, the Dividends are emotional in nature and help improve our quality of life.

Constitution Day, September 17: Facts About the U.S. Constitution

Every year, on September 17, Constitution Day is celebrated. Many Americans no longer observe this holiday, or mark it. Indeed, Independence Day, celebrated with fireworks and fanfare on July 4th, receives much more attention. However, it is worth noting the place that the U.S. Constitution holds in the hearts of many Americans, and it is… Continue Reading

Why Do You Watch Movies?

There are so many movies in existence that you could never watch them all. I enjoy watching movies as a form of entertainment and escape. Occasionally I watch them for other reasons, but mainly I like watching movies to help me relax and escape the hum-drum of life. It’s one of the main reasons I… Continue Reading

How to Create New Holiday Traditions

For me, the holiday season essentially starts with Halloween. I enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. I have friends that celebrate Hanukkah, and in the past I’ve been able to join in. The holiday traditions we have bring joy to our lives and allow us to spend time with family and friends. Recently, I’ve… Continue Reading

How Do You Observe Memorial Day?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. While originally a day designated to honor the fallen in the Civil War, this day has become a way to remember the fallen in all wars fought by the United States. It has even become a day that many of us thank veterans that are still alive.… Continue Reading

Reflecting on the “Wheel of Time” Series

I just spent two hours going down a rabbit hole prompted by the fact that I just found out that a “Wheel of Time” pilot aired the other night — and hardly anyone knew about it. I watched the pilot (I laughed at how horrible it was in some places), and then read a bunch… Continue Reading

4 Interesting Things to Do Outside Philadelphia

I’ve been living about 25 miles outside Philadelphia since August 2014, and so far I’ve enjoyed it. I liked living in the East when I went to school at Syracuse for my graduate work, and I like living here now. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Philly is so close to New York City and Washington,… Continue Reading

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