• Just for Kicks

    Happy Birthday to YOU!

    It’s always a special occasion when one of our parents celebrates a birthday. After all, where would we be without mom and dad? We all know the enormous contribution George Washington, our Founding Father, made to this great nation of ours, but how many of us are cognizant of his accomplishments on this cold, winter’s day? Besides being the inaugural POTUS, Washington was notorious for many other things – like sleeping around. No, he wasn’t a libertine, he just slept in a lot of beds throughout the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. FACT: George slept in so many different places throughout his storied career, taverns and inns would…

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    PIZZA!!!!

    God bless the day Gennaro Lombardi was born. Lombardi, responsible for bringing pizza, the “most delicious dish EVER” to the States, kicked off what would become America’s favorite food today. Lombardi’s Pizzeria opened in New York City in 1905, and soon after, this culinary masterpiece swept the nation, spawning various incarnations and many imitations along the way. No other dish has been replicated more, or modified to embrace the demand of local cuisine. The classic, thin-crust New York City pie was inspired by its origins in Naples, Italy, the birthplace of pizza. Let’s trace its roots back to see where all this yummy stuff began. Behold the margherita pie! Legend…

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    You Can’t Have One Without the Other

    Partnerships have been around since the dawn of time. Adam and Eve kicked it off in the Garden of Eden, and from forth the tree of life sprang many more illustrious couples: Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Bonnie & Clyde, Burton and Taylor, Edward and Bella… just to name a few. We’re not meant to walk the earth alone, and having a partner by our side to assist with life’s ups and downs is really what it’s all about. Our mates are our mirrors, the ones chosen to help us see ourselves better so that we may flourish as individuals; And in turn, we aid in our partner’s growth,…

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    The Mixtape

    Time to create a playlist for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Music plays an integral part in our lives, and even more so in our personal relationships. Think back to when you first met your significant other… what tunes were playing on the radio? Songs help define stages in a romance. The first date. The first kiss. The first feelings of love. Each moment cemented by a sound that could be heard near or somewhere off in the distance. Music helps keep things memorable, special and often speaks to how we are feeling on the inside. Not sure how to tell your honey just how much you adore them? Not…